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Environmental Health Seminar – Fumonisin and human disease in Guatemala
UGA College of Public Health
Environmental Health Sciences
Spring Seminar Series
Fumonisin as a possible contributing factor to human disease in Guatemala
This week’s guest speaker: Ron Riley, Ph.D., former toxicologist and principal investigator, USDA-ARS Toxicology & Mycotoxin Research Unit in Athens, GA
The seminar will take place on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. online via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID: 941 5555 0151 Passcode: EHSC8030
Speaker Bio: Dr. Ron Riley received a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in biology from the University of California Davis, California State University Humboldt, and Oregon State University, respectively. He is a retired research toxicologist who worked 40 years for the US government, including 3 years in the Navy, 2 years with the US EPA, and 35 years with the USDA/ARS in Athens, Georgia. He has been an adjunct faculty and graduate faculty at the University of Georgia since 1983 and mainly involved in the instruction and advising graduate students in the EHS Department and the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program (ITP). He is a current member of the ITP Executive Committee. He has served as a scientific expert for the WHO/FAO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives. He has also served as an invited scientific expert/task group/working group member for the International Program on Chemical Safety, IARC, and European Food Safety Authority. He has been a leading researcher in mycotoxin, especially for fumonisin, research field. In addition, he is a senior member of SOT and served as the president of the SOT Food Safety Specialty Section.
Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information, contact Haoguang Liu.