Institute for Integrative Genome Biology

IIGB Researcher on Carcinogen ID Committee

David Eastmond, a professor of cell biology and an IIGB researcher, has been reappointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown to the Carcinogen Identification Committee of the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Eastmond as served on the committee since 1999.

The committee identifies chemicals for addition to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, and determines whether a chemical has been clearly shown, through scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles, to cause the disease.

As a member of the Carcinogen Identification Committee, Eastmond is responsible for reviewing the scientific studies performed on chemicals that have been nominated for listing and determining whether the evidence shows that the chemicals have been clearly shown to cause cancer.

Eastmond has been a member of the Environmental Mutagen Society since 1989 and served as its president in 2003-2004. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been elected a Fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini and served as a Jefferson Science Fellow. He earned a master of science in entomology at Brigham Young University and a doctorate in environmental health sciences at UC Berkeley. His reappointment to the Carcinogen Identification Committee does not require Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation.

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