Heather Patisaul Named Scientific Director of the NIEHS Division of Translational Toxicology

Dr. Patisaul is a distinguished neuroendocrinologist from North Carolina State University, where she has served as associate dean for research in the College of Sciences. She has led a laboratory focused on the health effects of endocrine disruptors, exploring how these compounds alter neuroendocrine pathways and how such changes can vary by sex. Her appointment marks a pivotal moment for NIEHS, reflecting our ongoing commitment to advance environmental health science through cutting-edge research and strategic collaborations like the Tox21 program.