Dr. Ponnusamy is a Veterinarian and board-certified industry toxicologist currently leading the Toxicology group within Zoetis, a global veterinary pharmaceutical company in Michigan. In her current role, Dr. Ponnusamy develops regulatory strategy for human food toxicology and user safety programs, and performs toxicology assessments for drug substances, excipients, residual solvents, and impurities. She is also an industry representative for the VICH-Human Food Safety Working Group. Dr. Ponnusamy started her career as a clinical veterinarian and transitioned to a research career in pharmacology and toxicology. For her doctoral research, she investigated epigenetic mechanisms of chemoresistance and authored several publications. She has won several fellowships, grants, and research and leadership excellence awards. Dr. Ponnusamy has been an active member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and American College of Toxicology (ACT) and has been an elected officer on several committees and specialty groups within SOT and ACT since 2013. Currently, she is the President of the SOT- Food Safety Specialty section and a member of the SOT Awards Committee. In addition, she has dynamically been engaged in science/toxicology outreach and diversity initiatives with several organizations since 2013 and serves on the ACT Outreach Committee. Besides, as a SOT-International ToxScholar, she has visited multiple institutions to promote toxicology sciences and has been mentoring veterinary students for career development, including careers in toxicology globally.