Dr. Shakil Saghir is a Senior Toxicologist at The Scotts Miracle-Gro. He holds a PhD in Toxicology and Pharmacology from the University of Illinois, MSPH from the University of Alabama and MSc and BSc in Zoology from the University of Karachi. He holds certifications from American Board of Toxicologist (DABT) and Eurotox (ERT), he is also a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS) and the Royal Society of Biology (RBS). Prior to joining Scotts Miracle-Gro, Dr. Saghir served as an ecotoxicologist at the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics of the University of Kansas Medical Center, as a Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, as a Senior Toxicology Specialist at the Dow Chemical Company and Syngenta, and as a Chief Scientific Officer at Smithers Avanza. He also holds a visiting professorship in the Departments of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the Aga Khan University Hospital. Dr. Saghir has authored over 90 peer reviewed papers/book chapters, over 100 conference presentations and over 300 technical reports in the area of toxicokinetics, mechanism of toxicity and ways to improve toxicity testing. He is also member of the editorial board of several leading journals.