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Michael R. Woolhiser

Michael WoolhiserIIT Adjunct Faculty Member and Toxicology and Environmental Research Laboratory Director, The Dow Chemical Company

The Dow Chemical Company
1803 Building
Midland, MI

Research Interests:
Dr. Woolhiser's research has primarily focused on the area of Immunotoxicology. A major emphasis has been the investigation of allergy potential for industrial chemicals and biotechnologically-derived traits. The Dow Chemical laboratory maintains broad expertise in most mammalian toxicities and numerous environmental, aquatic species.  The laboratory has also established a Predictive Toxicology and Safety Assessment Center that is working to implement next generation, predictive solutions (in silico, in vitro, other) for product and chemical safety. 

Educational Background:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1999
Michigan State University, B.S., College of Natural Sciences, Biology, 1991

Selected Professional Activities:
Dr. Woolhiser is currently the Laboratory Director for Toxicology and Environmental Research and Consulting (TERC) at The Dow Chemical Company.  Dr. Woolhiser currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation and is chair of its Medical Review Committee. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology and specialty sections for Immunotoxicology, and In vitro and alternative methods. Dr. Woolhiser has served on a number of expert panels including two independent scientific peer LLNA review panels for the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), an Immunotoxicology Criteria Working Group for the U.S. National Toxicology Program and an LLNA Task Force for the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC). He has (co)authored 43 peer-reviewed publications.


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