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About the Director of EPA's Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure

Russell Thomas, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas directs the Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE).

Dr. Thomas’ area of expertise is in the application of high-throughput and high data content approaches to chemical toxicity testing. He has a broad, multidisciplinary background and experience but his formal academic training was in chemistry, radiation health physics, and toxicology. He then received postdoctoral training in molecular biology and genomics. Following his academic training, Dr. Thomas performed bioinformatics and genomics research in the biotechnology sector and gained experience in high-throughput screening and in vitro assay development in the biopharma sector. Prior to coming to the U.S. EPA, Dr. Thomas worked as an investigator and the the director of the Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences at The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.