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July 2006 Symposium on Nanotechnology and the Environment: Potential Exposure Scenarios and Potential Toxicity of Nanomaterials: Biography

Dr. David B. Warheit

E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Co., Inc.
Haskell Laboratory for Toxicity and Industrial Medicine

David B. Warheit graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a BA in Psychology; received his Ph.D in Physiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Subsequently, he was awarded a National Institue of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Fellowship, and 2 years later, a Parker Francis Pulmonary Fellowship, both of which he took to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study mechanisms of asbestos-related lung disease with Arnold Brody. In 1984, he moved to DuPont Haskell Laboratory to develop a pulmonary toxicology research laboratory. His major research interests are pulmonary toxicological mechanisms and corresponding risk related to inhaled particulates, fibers, and nanomaterials.

Dr. Warheit is the author/co-author of >100 publications and has been the recipient of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Kenneth Morgareidge Award (1993 - Hannover, Germany) for contributions in Toxicology by a Young Investigator and the Robert A. Scala Award and Lectureship in Toxicology (2000).

Dr. Warheit has also attained Diplomat status of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (2000) and the American Board of Toxicology (1988). He has served and currently serves on NIH review committees National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research (NIH SBIR), NIH Bioengineering, and has participated on working groups at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC), International Life Sciences Institute-Risk Science Institute (ILSI RSI) and International Life Sciences Institute-Health and Environmental sciences Institute (ILSI-HESI) and the National Academy of Sciences, as well as several journal editorial boards (including current Associate Editor – Inhalation Toxicology and Toxicological Sciences).

Currently Dr. Warheit is the chairman of the ECETOC Task force on “Health and Environmental Safety of Nanomaterials,” and serves on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Board of Scientific Counselors and National Toxicology Program - Nano Working Group.

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