Plenary Speakers

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Carlin, Danielle
Sandau, Court D.
Seidel, Albrecht
Simoneit, Bernd
Tao, Shu

Danielle Carlin , Ph.D., D.A.B.T., is a program administrator with the Superfund Research Program (SRP). Her position consists of providing guidance and advice to grantees applying for SRP P42 Center grants, and serving as the lead liaison between SRP trainees and the various training opportunities offered by SRP. She also oversees the xenobiotic metabolism and asbestos grant portfolios (e.g., R01s). Her current research interests include chemical mixtures, combined exposures, metals, asbestos, and xenobiotic metabolism.

Prior to her current position, she was a post-doctoral researcher for four years at the University of North Carolina: two years within the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics, studying aerosolized drugs/vaccines for treatment and prevention of tuberculosis; and two years within the Curriculum in Toxicology conducting her research at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in Research Triangle Park, N.C., where she studied the toxicological effects of exposure to Libby amphibole asbestos in the rat model. Her areas of expertise include cardiopulmonary/reproductive physiology and inhalation toxicology/pharmacology. She received her Ph.D. in 2005 from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Physiology. She also has a B.S. and M.S. in animal science from New Mexico State University.

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Dr. Danielle Carlin

Danielle Carlin, Ph.D., DABT
Program Administrator
Superfund Research Program
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel (919) 541-1409
Fax (919) 541-2843

Mailing Address:
PO Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Office Address:
Keystone Office Bldg.
530 Davis Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

Date Presenting: Sunday, September 8, 2013

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Dr. Sandau is the principal of Chemistry Matters, a niche environmental forensics and chemistry consulting company and is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary in the Schulich School of Engineering. Dr. Sandau’s experience includes working at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he managed a laboratory responsible for the analytical toxicology and exposure assessment of humans to environmental contaminants. Dr. Sandau also worked at the National Wildlife Research Center measuring contaminants in environmental, wildlife and fish samples with the purpose of examining the biomagnification, biotransformation, and toxicological effects of priority pollutants in the arctic and Great Lakes food webs. Dr. Sandau’s technical expertise includes analytical and environmental forensic chemistry, toxicology and risk assessment. Dr. Sandau has written over 100 publications and given numerous presentations internationally to his peers. Dr. Sandau’s knowledge and expertise are often retained to provide litigation support and expert witness testimony.

Dr. Court D. Sandau

Contact information:

Court D. Sandau, Ph.D., PChem
Principal, Chemistry Matters
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone: +1) 403-669-8566
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: EnviroCertainty

Date Presenting: Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Dr. Seidel is currently working as board/scientific director of the Biochemical Institute for Environmental Carcinogens Prof. Dr. Gernot Grimmer-Foundation (BIU) in Grosshansdorf, Germany. He received both his Diploma degree (1979) and his PhD (Dr. rer. nat, 1989) from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in chemistry. He was project leader of a collaborative research center funded by the German Research Foundation at the Institute for Toxicology of the University of Mainz (head Prof. Dr. Franz Oesch) and worked there as senior scientist until 1998. He completed his Habilitation in Toxicology at the University of Mainz and received the venia legendi (Priv.-Doz.) in 2000. In 1999 Dr. Seidel moved to Grosshansdorf and took over the position as director of BIU. He is lecturer at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Potsdam. His research interests include the analysis of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAC) as pyrogenic and petrogenic contaminants in consumer and mineral oil products, in foods, cosmetic ingredients, and environmental matrices. His research interest also covers the biological effects of PAC and the analysis of biomarkers of human exposure to hazardous compounds (biomonitoring). He is author and co-author of more than 200 articles in scientific journals and published several book chapters.

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Dr. Albrecht Seidel

Priv.-Doz. Dr. rer. nat. Albrecht Seidel
Managing Director, Biochemical Institute for Environmental Carcinogens Prof. Dr. Gernot Grimmer-Foundation
Lurup 4, D-22927 Grosshansdorf, Germany
Phone: ++49-(0)4102-62155; Fax:++49-(0)4102-63028
E-mail: [email protected]

Date Presenting: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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Berni Simoneit received his Ph.D. in organic geochemistry from Bristol University in England in 1976, but has been involved in academic research since 1966, mainly at the University of California, Berkeley then Los Angeles. He took a faculty position at Oregon State University in 1981 and has been professor emeritus since 2001.

His research initially dealt with the origin and evolution of life on earth and the search for evidences of extraterrestrial life, as for example on the moon and in meteorites.

Later it evolved into studies of the distribution and fate of organic matter in the geo- and biospheres (organic and petroleum geochemistry), atmospheric organic tracer chemistry, biogeochemistry, analytical chemistry (forensics in pollution and ecology), geochemistry of organogenic elements and compounds in the lithosphere (hydrothermal systems, fluid inclusions, and organic metamorphism in supercritical fluids), and natural products composition of plant exudates (extant and fossil). His research has been presented at about 500 meetings and is published in about 600 papers, book chapters and books.

Dr. Bernd Simoneit

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Dr. Bernd Simoneit
Professor Emeritus, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University
Primary Discipline: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Email: [email protected]

Date Presenting: Tuesday, September 10 ,2013

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Shu Tao, Ph.D. (University of Kansas) is a professor and dean of College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, China, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Science. His current research interests include emission inventory of incomplete combustion products, atmospheric transport and population exposure modeling, indoor air quality, and bioaccessibility of toxic pollutant. At present, he serves as PI of a number of projects supported by National Natural Scientific Foundation of China and Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, and co-PI of a US NIH superfund project on indoor air and human exposure. He has more than 200 papers published in peer-reviewed international journals. He is an advisory board member of ES&T, editorial board members of Environmental Pollutant, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Environmental Geochemistry and health, and Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, and board members of International Panel on Chemical Pollution and Pacific Basin Consortium for Environmental and Health Sciences.

Dr. Shu Tao

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Dr. Shu TAO , professor and dean of College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, 5Yiheyuan Rd., Haidian, Beijing, 100871, China

Email: [email protected]
Tel/Fax: 86-10-62751938

Date Presenting: Monday, September 9, 2013

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