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Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti Named Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences

Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti has been named a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. The title of Fellow of the Academy is bestowed for an exemplary record of professional accomplishments, evidence demonstrating recognition of competency by peers in the field of toxicology, specifically understanding the biological response from exposure to agents, evaluation of human health implications and development of health and environmental standards.

The honor recognizes Nagarkatti’s contributions in the areas of education, scientific expertise, achievement, leadership and professional experience. Her research spans a wide range of topics that have greatly impacted the field of toxicology, including her work to elucidate the effects of environmental pollutants, drugs and natural products on the immune system.

Nagarkatti has published approximately 250 research papers on various agents such as dioxin (found in Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War), estrogens that act as endocrine disruptors, marijuana cannabinoids and plant polyphenols. She has trained over 100 doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty in her lab and has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Toxicology Program headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The research conducted in Nagarkatti’s lab has received numerous national and international awards, including several “Best Publication of the Year” awards from the Society of Toxicology. She is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.