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Logeswari ponnusamy Ponnusamy

Country of origin: India Currently in: United States, Waukegan General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2009 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2012 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
2017 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

Principal Scientist - Regulatory Toxicology August 2017-present Metabolism and Safety Zoetis, MI, USA  Integration of toxicology, human food safety, target animal safety, user safety and environmental assessments into submission documents  Toxicological assessments for residual solvents, excipients, impurities in the manufacturing process  Serving as study director/ sponsor representative for GLP and non-GLP studies  Writing safety expert reports for registration renewals  Medical assessments supporting pharmacovigilance and product quality  User safety support for project teams (writes the documents, assembles various scenario calculations and risk mitigation proposals, packaging choices, label language)  Response to regulatory queries (global)  Environmental risk assessments including project strategy, document preparation, contracting and monitoring studie

Research Keywords: 
safety assessment
human food safety
regulatory toxicology
target animal safety
veterinary medicine
animal health

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Professional Societies  Graduate Student Representative, Carcinogenesis Specialty Section, SOT 2016 - 2017  Graduate Student Representative, Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section, SOT 2016 - 2017  Career Resource and Development (CRAD) Student Representative, SOT 2016 – 2017  Graduate Student Leadership Committee: Professional Development Sub-committee, SOT 2016 - 2017  Co-leader, Communications committee, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2015-2016  Vice Graduate Student Representative, Carcinogenesis Specialty Section, SOT 2015 - 2016  Member, K-12 Outreach Committee, Lone Star chapter of SOT, Texas 2014 - Present PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP  Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2013 - Present  Society of Toxicology-Indian Chapter (STOX) 2010 - Present  European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTV) 2014 – Present  American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2014 - Present  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2014 - Present PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INVOLVEMENT Course developer/Reviewer/Content writer  Course development for Introduction to Toxicology, Professional Education Testing and Certification Organization International (PEOI), 2016 - Present  Adhoc Reviewer, Open Veterinary Journal, 2016 – Present  Adhoc reviewer, Food and Chemical Toxicology, 2017– Present  Adhoc reviewer, Environmental Toxicology And Pharmacology, 2017 – Present  Invited Talk on “Women in Science” Women Graduates-USA Annual Meeting, MD, 2015  Invited Talk (Webinar) on “Increasing Women in STEM”, Graduate Women International (GWI), 2016  Technical Advice/ Expertise in Toxicology, HIV/AIDS policy project reports, UNDP Democratic Republic of Congo and United Nations Organization, 2015 - 2016  Invited opinions (SOT-Carcinogenesis Specialty Section)  Ponnusamy L, Gadhia S. Invited opinion: Emergence of novel techniques, assays, and tools in carcinogenesis research. SOT- Carcinogenesis Specialty Section (CSS) Newsletter. Summer 2016  Ponnusamy L, Dunnick K. Invited opinion. Intestinal microbiota in carcinogenesis. SOT-CSS newsletter. Summer 2017 STEM Mentor/ Instructor (National and University level)  Peer Mentor - Undergraduate Education Program, SOT Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI), 2015  SOT-Committee on Diversity Initiatives (CDI) Representative for Texas Tech University, Director and Host meeting on Academic Toxicology program, SOT annual meeting 2016 and 2017  Graduate Student Mentor, Undergraduate summer research, NIH funded “The Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program”, TTU, 2015  Presenter, Research Carnival- Inspiring high school students to scientific research, TTU, 2014 - 2016  Science Outreach Instructor, Instructor/ Mentor, Science Summer Camps on Toxicology, 2014-2017 Conference Reviewer/ Volunteer and Judge (Regional and Local)  Graduate Research Poster competition, TTU, 2016  Annual Under Graduate Research Conference, TTU, 2014 - 2015  Regional South Plains Science and Engineering fair and local schools’ science fair, 2013 - 2016


Society of Toxicology
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Dec 2014
Daphne Purves International grant 2015
Awarded by Graduate Women International, Switzerland
May 2014
Alex Lemonade Stand Pediatric Oncology Student Training grant
Funded by Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation, USA
Jul 2015
100 Inspiring Women in STEM award
awarded by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, USA
Sep 2014
Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellwship
by Helen DeVitt Jones Foundation, Texas Tech University, USA

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