ORC Expert Advisory Services ORC International

  home    |    find an expert    |    request an expert    |    join our network    |    about us     expert login  
Expert Consulting and Expert Witness Services
  
  search tips 
Share this page:  Send to LinkedIn Send to Facebook Tweet This Email Print

 Expert  107698

Expert in Toxicology (Benzene, Solvents, Metals); Medical Science (Causation); Environmental (Risk Assessment)


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Missouri (MO)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has the Ph.D. in Microbiology with 30+ years of research and teaching experience with appointments in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine; the Biomedical Sciences Department, and as Adjunct Professor of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine; and as Research Professor, the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, University Of Missouri. He currently is "Professor Emeritus. He also is a board certified diplomate in Toxicology, American Board of Toxicology (academic, general, forensic, governmental, pharmacological, regulatory), and previously a member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He is a Fellow of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, American Institute of Chemists. He has experience with vaccines, immunology, antibiotics, whole cell culture, enzyme production, biodegradation, and bacteriology, especially Escherichia coli. His special field of research is the biology and chemistry of oxygen free radicals including applications for disease mechanism (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia), use of oxygen for premature infants, supplemental ICU oxygen, hyperbaric medicine; redox-cycling mechanisms of action and toxicity of pharmaceuticals; oxidative stress mechanisms; oxidant defense mechanisms including vitamin and coenzyme Q supplements. Expert has authored more than 100 publications including two books, and been awarded more than $6.5 million in research grants. He serves as a peer reviewer for scientific journals including: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Analytical Biochemistry, Environmental Health Perspectives, American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, Biomedical Letters,Chemical Research in Toxicology, International Journal of Biomedical Science, and others. He has reviewed more than three dozen scientific books and films for the Association for the Advancement of Science. He is on the editorial board for Cellbio, and ad hoc for The Faculty Press, Cambridge, England. He is on the Managing Editorial Board for Frontiers of Bioscience, an on-line Encyclopedia of Science and Medicine (2003 to the present). He has served as a science consultant and expert witness for legal matters in 25 States for plaintiff and defense in civil and in criminal cases. He has extensively served as a peer reviewer for agencies of the Federal Government, including for: the EPA, Superfund, NIH, NIEHS, CDC, ATSDR and AIBS, including for Toxicology Profiles for chemicals, and reviewer of individual grants and for program projects, both for research and administrative review. For the past 10 years he has been a judge of abstracts submitted for presentation of research at the annual meetings of the Society of Free Radical Biology and Medicine. He is listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and a dozen other listing sources.
 • 

microbiology

 • 

E. coli

 • 

infectious disease

 • 

E. coli infection

Expert has done basic research on the biology of oxygen and oxygen radicals for 29 years. The work has applications for: cardiovascular ischemia-reperfusion injury and inflammatory reaction; oxygen therapy for bends and premature infants; carbon monoxide poisoning; anaerobic infections; cellular antioxidant defenses such as superoxide dismutases, catalases, and peroxidases; redox-cycling toxic mechanism of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, xenobiotics, and free radicals; and convulsions and degenerative brain disorders.

Expert has consulted for rendering plants, animal-rearing and husbandry operations, and legal nuisance complaints. He has technical expertise in planning and conducting air analysis for odor, including hydrogen sulfide and organic compounds, and lagoon monitoring. He can provide microbiological, analytical and chemical expertise in odor analysis and odor control, including microbiological waste stabilization.

Expert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology with broad expertise in the toxicity (and cellular defense mechanisms against such toxicity) of pesticides, solvents, and pharmaceuticals, particularly those that redox-cycle to generate oxygen free radicals. The National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences toxicology study section funds his research in this area. He has served as a peer reviewer for Superfund projects for the US Army Medical Research and Material Command, the US Department of Commerce National Institutes of Standards and Technology, the NIEHS, and the NIH. He has done research in toxicology, and has served as a consultant and expert witness for legal cases for plaintiff and defense relating to poisoning of humans and animals by various chemicals from industrial, home and environmental sources since the early 1980s.

Expert's research has been continuously funded by peer reviewed grant applications since 1968. He is Principal and Co-Investigator on basic research supported by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute of Health, the Department of Defense (Office of Naval Research), and the United States Agency for International Development. He has served as a peer reviewer for Program, Score, and Superfund projects, served as Assistant Director of a research center, and as a consultant in the preparation of research grant proposals.

 • 

oxygen therapy

 • 

alcohol toxicology

 • 

chemical toxicology

 • 

clinical microbiology

 • 

clinical toxicology

 • 

dermatotoxicology

 • 

drug toxicology

 • 

environmental microbiology

 • 

herbicide toxicity

 • 

immunotoxicology

 • 

infection control

 • 

insecticide toxicity

 • 

medical microbiology

 • 

medical toxicology

 • 

mold toxicology

 • 

molecular toxicology

 • 

mycosis

 • 

neurotoxicology

 • 

occupational toxicology

 • 

pathogenic bacterium

 • 

pediatric infectious disease

 • 

peroxidase

 • 

pesticide environmental effect

 • 

pesticide human health effect

 • 

pesticide toxicity

 • 

poisoning

 • 

radiation toxicology

 • 

reproductive toxicology

 • 

respiratory tract infection

 • 

rodenticide toxicity

 • 

shigellosis

 • 

solvent toxicity

 • 

superoxide dismutase

 • 

toxicology risk assessment

 • 

toxin

 • 

oxygen

 • 

oxygen biochemistry

 • 

oxygen radical biochemistry

 • 

oxidative tissue injury

 • 

oxygen toxicity

 • 

air odor control

 • 

air quality

 • 

toxicology


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbia, Missouri;  Saint Charles, Missouri;  and Saint Peters, Missouri.

Often requested
with this expert:

Microbiology: Bacteria, Molds/ Fungi - Identification,...
Air Quality-Toxics, Ambient, IAQ
Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, Epidemiology,...
Food Mycotoxicology, Mold, Aflatoxins, Toxicology

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   PhD   Microbiology   University of Oklahoma  
1960   MS   Bacteriology   University of Oklahoma  
1958   BS   Laboratory Technology   University of Oklahoma  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Professor Emeritus; Consultant

 

He is a consultant for industry and attorneys, and peer reviewer of grants and chemical assessment documents for the EPA, NIH, NIEHS, ATSDR, Superfund and other federal agencies; an expert witness; and published book author.

1964 to 2001

 

University of Missouri

 

Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center

 

Research Professor

 

He retired as Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology and Research Professor of the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO and medical researcher.

1987 to 2001

 

University of Missouri

 

College of Veterinary Medicine

 

Professor of Biomedical Sciences

 

He was jointly appointed for research and teaching, and directed federally funded research totaling more than $6 million with more than 100 publications.

1964 to 2001

 

University of Missouri

 

School of Medicine

 

Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

 

He was jointly appointed for research and teaching, and directed federally funded research totaling more than $6 million with more than 100 publications.

1977 to 2001

 

University of Missouri

 

College of Veterinary Medicine

 

Professor of Microbiology

 

He was jointly appointed for research and teaching, and directed federally funded research totaling more than $6 million with more than 100 publications.

1968 to 2001

 

University of Missouri

 

Space Sciences Center (now the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center)

 

Research Investigator

 

He was jointly appointed for research and teaching, and directed federally funded research totaling more than $6 million with more than 100 publications. In addition to directing a research laboratory, he served as director of the Analytical Laboratory for the Center, and for several years was Assistant Director.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert has been a member of: American Institute of Chemists (fellow and board member); Society of Free Radical Biology and Medicine; Society of Microbiology; Top One Percent (I.Q.); Society of the Sigma Xi; International Society for the the Study of Xenobiotics; Oxygen Society; American Heart Association; Enternational Society of Exposure Analysis; Undersea Medical Association; National Space Society; International Platform Association; American Association for the Advancement of Science (and others).

Licenses/Certifications

Expert is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (since 1989); was certified by the American Institute of Chemists as a Chemist and Chemical Engineer; and previously was certified by the American Board of Forensic Examiners.

Professional Appointments

He serves: the NIH and NIEHS as an advisor and peer reviewer for Program Projects, SCOR proposals and Superfund Program Projects; the DOD for research program review. He is an editor for Biomedical Letters; ad hoc reviewer for various journals; an invited managing editor on the editorial board of Frontiers of Bioscience (and on-line Encyclopedia of Science and Medicine); for serves the AAAS as a book and film critic and reviewer. He was a question item writer for MCAT and ACT national entrance exams, consultant for the Science and Math Helpline of The Museum of Scientific Discovery (Harrisburg, PA); and has been a judge for the Research and Development 100 Awards (Research and Development Magazine) and for various other Scientific Organizations and groups.

Awards/Recognition

He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America and in the World (various Editions); American Men and Women of Science, 11th through current edition, and more than a dozen other listing and reference sources.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has over one hundred papers, book chapters, and abstracts as author and co-author. He authored a book regarding the science of Expert Witnessing, which is for attorneys and experts to help them toward more effective and ethical court testimony.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Redox Report  
 - Journal of Biological Chemistry  
 - Fundamental and Applied Toxicology  
 - Science  
 - Free Radical Biology & Medicine  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1974 to   NIH, NIEHS, & EPA   Consultant   He is/was a peer reviewer of grants and program projects, including the Superfund, and of chemical position papers.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has performed various field and site analyses relating to environmental problems; consulted with attorneys on cases broadly in the life sciences including review of medical records for disease cause-and-effect relationships; assisted with safety review of pharmaceuticals; provided risk assessment; served as a peer reviewer for various federal agencies including NIEHS, NIH, EPA, Superfund, ATSDR, DOD, and others.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has served (since early 80s) as an expert witness for law firms (including Fulbright and Jaworski; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass) in 25 states and Canada (plaintiff and defense) for toxicology (benzene/solvents/metals/other), infectious disease and medically-related areas (antibiotics), risk assessment, microbiology, odor measurement and remediation, and environmental assessment.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Niacin expert for consulting on Mazzeo v. Nature's Bounty.
  • Expert in carbon monoxide for litigation involving carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Expert in alcohol toxicology to determine blood alcohol level for a litigation case.
  • Expert in odors for consulting on nuisance deposition.
  • Toxicology expert for consulting on exposure to sulfuric acid mist/cancer.
  • Antibiotics expert for consulting on Rapamycin and antibiotics issues.
  • Infectious disease expert to review claim of patent.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1984 to 1984   Caribbean Region   He was a guest faculty member at Ross University, St. Kitts, and was a coordinator helping to supply other faculty in microbiology.
1988 to 1988   Caribbean Region   He served as a guest faculty member at Ross University, St. Kitts, and as a coordinator to supply other faculty, in microbiology, physiology, and toxicology.

Market Research:
Expert frequently assists Fortune Five Hundred companies as a consultant for new products relative to risk assessment, and government regulations and approvals.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has presented research seminars for international and national societies, and is a speaker for personal and spiritual growth.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is interested in serving on expert panels having to do with brainstorming or evaluating new products in medical, environmental, and other technical fields. He also has experience writing, reviewing, and editing reports. In addition, he has prepared research grant proposals in various medically-related areas to NIH, NIEHS, and other federal agencies, and SBIR proposals.


 

Need the right expert?  We can help!

home       find an expert       request an expert       join our network       about us

Intota is now ORC Expert Advisory Services

FOLLOW ORC ON