Dr. Daniella M. Pizzurro (2016-2017 Mentor)
Dr. Pizzurro is a senior toxicologist with expertise in diverse areas, including molecular and general toxicology, in vitro and in vivo systems, neurodevelopment, human health risk assessment, chemical hazard assessment, and regulatory comment. Dr. Pizzurro performs critical analysis of toxicology studies and mode-of-action data, provides toxicological support for litigation and human health risk assessment projects, conducts chemical hazard assessment for evaluation and registration of new chemicals under GHS, and develops toxicity criteria and health-based exposure levels. She is also regularly involved in assessments of certain NAAQS pollutants for regulatory comment and weight-of-evidence analyses. Before joining Gradient, Dr. Pizzurro earned her doctoral degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she used primary rodent cell culture models to explore the mechanisms by which organophosphorus insecticides impair brain development. In addition to her technical work, Dr. Pizzurro participates in outside organizations such as the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and Women in Toxicology at SOT, as well as various mentoring programs for undergraduates and minorities in science.
Ph.D. Toxicology, University of Washington ‒ Seattle
B.S. Chemistry, University of Massachusetts ‒ Amherst
Areas of Expertise
General & Molecular Toxicology
GHS Chemical Hazard Assessment
Human Health Risk Assessment