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Tim Pastoor

Dr. Pastoor obtained his PhD in toxicology from the University of Michigan and is certified by the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). Dr. Pastoor retired in 2015 from Syngenta as Principal Scientist and founded the company Pastoor Science Communications, LLC, which is centered around his passion for sound science, communicated well. He also continues to provide regulatory and toxicological guidance in product development for several companies. Dr. Pastoor is past president of the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) and is a Board member of several small biotechnology start-up companies as well as the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH).

Dr. Pastoor has over 40 years of international experience in fundamental toxicity testing, mode of action research, and human health risk assessment. For most his career, including positions with DuPont, ICI, Zeneca, Novartis, and Syngenta, Dr. Pastoor led toxicology and risk assessment experts in the conduct of safety, health, and environmental studies to assess risk to humans and the environment. In those roles, he was involved in toxicological research projects and product development and was frequently asked to interact with media, community groups, legislators, and regulatory agencies. He is a frequent lecturer on toxicology and risk assessment subjects.

In his “retirement” Dr. Pastoor has remained actively engaged in science, toxicology, risk assessment, and science communication. As founder and CEO of Pastoor Science Communications and through his role as past-president of HESI, he continues to engage global groups from academia, government, and corporations in developing consensus on difficult scientific issues.

Tim is an avid fly fisherman and photographer, and hopes his knees allow him to continue playing tennis for many years to come.