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About the Toxicology Affinity Group

The Toxicology Affinity Group serves members with interests in all aspects of toxicology, including (but not limited to) biological modelling, carcinogenesis, cardiovascular toxicology, clinical and translational toxicology, drug discovery toxicology, dermal toxicology, immunotoxicology, in vitro and alternative methods for toxicity evaluation, inhalation and respiratory, nanotoxicology, neurotoxicology, regulatory and safety evaluation, reproductive and developmental toxicology, risk assessment.

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James Dear

James began his medical training at University College London and completed a PhD in Pharmacology before finishing his clinical training at Brasenose College, Oxford University. After junior medical jobs at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and a variety of London teaching hospitals, James spent two years at a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. This time was spent learning proteomic and imaging techniques as applied to acute kidney injury. Since 2005, James has been a Clinical Lecturer then Consultant/Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and now Clinical Reader in Clinical Pharmacology at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Edinburgh University. In 2012, James was awarded an NHS Research Scotland (NRS) Career Research Fellowship. In 2016 he won the Society's Grahame-Smith Prize for research.

Heather Wallace

Heather is the Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Aberdeen. Her research interests are in cancer therapies and prevention and in selective delivery to improve anticancer drug treatments. She lectures to postgraduate and undergraduate students in Bio-Business, pharmacology, toxicology, drug discovery and development and cancer biology.

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