Dr. Alex Eapen is the Director of the R&D – Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Team – North America at Cargill. He has over 20 years of experience as a toxicologist and risk assessor for FDA-regulated products. His team, with diverse backgrounds in toxicology, nutrition, dietetics and animal science, are responsible for the safety and regulatory substantiation for new products entering the marketplace.
He received his BS degree in biochemistry from the University of Dayton and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Iowa. In addition, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic Division of Oncology Research. He has been an active member of the Society of Toxicology as well as the American College of Toxicology since 2004. He has been board-certified in toxicology since 2005 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Toxicology.