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External Advisory Board (EAB) Members

External Advisory Board (EAB)


The five member External Advisory Board consists of prominent U.S. scientists from outside UofL who have been selected for their unique perspectives and representation in all areas of research activity within the Center.  The members have broad scientific and administrative backgrounds and extensive experience with interactive research programs. 

The Board provides advice on programmatic and scientific matters of the Center and participates in evaluating the merit of research programs and new initiatives, the relevance and importance of individual components to the objectives of the Center, the effectiveness of communications within the Center, and the effectiveness of the Pilot Project Program and Career Development Program. 


The new members of the External Advisory Board for the next five years will include:

Daniel Acosta, Ph.D., Dean, University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
Areas of expertise:  Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology and Research Administration

Thomas A. Gasiewicz, Ph.D., Chairman, University of Rochester Department of Environmental Medicine and Director, NIEHS Center of Excellence. 
Areas of expertise:  Environmental Medicine and Molecular Toxicology

Martin Philbert, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Senior Associate Research Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health. 
Areas of Expertise: Biophysics, Experimental pathology, Research Administration

WeidaTong, Ph.D., Director, Center for Toxicoinformatics at Federal Drug Administration’s National Center for Toxicological Research. 
Areas of Expertise: Bioinformatics, Chemoinformatics, Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling, Drug Discovery

Cheryl Walker, Ph.D., Professor, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Medical Center, Department of Carcinogenesis. 
Areas of expertise:  Functional Genomics, Molecular Carcinogenesis, Integrative Biology

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