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Personal Biography of Peter Delorme, Ph.D.

Peter Delorme is currently Senior Science Advisor to the Director General of the Environmental Assessment Division, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in Health Canada. He earned a masters and Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Manitoba studying the effects of pesticides on fish and fish populations. As Senior Science Advisor, he is responsible for providing advice to senior management and evaluators at PMRA on science issues related to environmental risk assessments of pesticides and on issues related to pesticides and the environment. A major focus of the position is also to serve as an interface between regulatory scientists in the Environmental Assessment Division and research scientists in other federal departments within Canada (Environment Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canadian Forestry Service), scientists in the US EPA, regulatory and research scientists in Europe and university researchers.

Dr. Delorme is currently a member of a federal interdepartmental working group on pesticide research and monitoring and served as a representative on a Canadian working group on endocrine disrupting substances. He has served as an ad-hoc panel member on several previous Scientific Advisory Panels for EPA including the review of the Agency's initial proposal for refined ecological risk assessment methods for pesticides. In addition, he serves as a Canadian reviewer of various OECD documents including test guidelines.

Dr. Delorme's current science interests continue to include examining the links between sub-organismal responses with higher level responses at the level of the individual organism and population. He is also interested in population level modeling for ecological risk assessment.


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