West Virginia Chemical Spill: Contributors and Acknowledgements

Project Management Team

Responsible for oversight and coordination of all project activities including planning, conduct, evaluation, and review of studies, and interpretation and communication of findings

Scott Auerbach (NTP project leader), NIEHS
John Bucher, NIEHS
Scott Masten, NIEHS
Nigel Walker, NIEHS
Mary Wolfe, NIEHS
Yun Xie, NIEHS

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Study Coordinators

Responsible for coordination of project activities related to individual studies including planning, conduct, evaluation, and review of studies, and interpretation and communication of findings

Scott Auerbach (rat 5-day toxicogenomic), NIEHS
Chad Blystone (rat prenatal developmental toxicity), NIEHS
Windy Boyd (nematode toxicity), NIEHS
Brad Collins (chemical characterization), NIEHS
Dori Germolec (mouse dermal irritation and hypersensitivity), NIEHS
Jui-Hua Hsieh (high throughput screening), Kelly Government Solutions
Scott Masten (structure-activity relationship), NIEHS
Katherine Pelch (zebrafish developmental toxicity and photomotor response), NIEHS
Kristine Witt (bacterial mutagenicity and in vivo micronucleus), NIEHS

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NIEHS Federal Staff Contributors

Contributed substantially to one or more project activities for a study including protocol development, analysis of findings, data management and integration, and interpretation and communication of findings

Beth Bowden
Michelle Cora
Helen Cunny
Stephen Ferguson
Jennifer Fostel
Paul Foster
Shawn Jeter
Grace Kissling
Barry McIntyre
Julie Rice
Veronica Godfrey Robinson
Stephanie Smith-Roe
Raymond Tice (retired)
Greg Travlos
Molly Vallant
Suramya Waidyanatha

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Contract Contributors

Conducted rat 5-day toxicogenomic studies
Milton Hejtmancik (contract principal investigator)
Patricia Athey
Nicholas Machesky
Michael Ryan
Anthony Skowronek
Barney Sparrow

Burleson Research Technologies
Conducted studies on mouse dermal irritation and hypersensitivity
Victor Johnson (contract principal investigator)
Florence Burleson
Gary Burleson
Michael Luster

ILS, Inc.
Conducted studies on structure-activity relationships
David Allen (contract principal investigator)
Neepa Choski

Conducted bacterial mutagenicity studies and micronucleus assessments in rats
Leslie Recio (contract principal investigator)
Cheryl Hobbs
Kim Shepard
Carol Swartz

Provided support for chemical characterization
Joseph Algaier (contract principal investigator)
Kristin Aillon

Oregon State University
Conducted studies on zebrafish developmental toxicity and photomotor response
Robert Tanguay (contract principal investigator)
Gregory Gonnerman
Michael Simonich
Lisa Truong

RTI International
Provided support for chemical characterization
Reshan Fernando (contract principal investigator)
James Blake

Sciome, LLC
Provided support for 5-day toxicogenomic studies
Ruchir Shah (contract principal investigator)
Jason Phillips
Dan Svoboda

Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
Provided support for statistical analyses
Marjolein Smith (contract principal investigator)
Laura Betz
Matthew Bridge

Southern Research Institute
Conducted studies on prenatal developmental toxicity
Charles Hébert (contract principal investigator)
Eve Mylchreest

Provided support for data analysis and management, and Web design
Asif Rashid (contract principal investigator)
Julie Berke
Cari Favaro
Xiaohua Gao
Anand Paleja
Rebeeca Whittlesey

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Web Contract Support

John T. Tate (program manager), Signature Consulting Group

Signature Consulting Group
Provided information technology and support services
Mark Colebank
Rani Mekala
James Stojan

Inoventures, LLC
Provided support for Web page design
Michael Stamper

SciMetrika, LLC
Provided support for Web communications
Miriam Gattis
Shannon Lloyd
Nicole Roach

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Peer Reviewers

The external scientists listed below peer reviewed one or more of the following NTP studies on the spilled chemicals: bacterial mutagenicity, 5-day rat toxicogenomics, high throughput screening assays, mouse dermal irritation and hypersensitivity, nematode (Caenorhabditis elegans) toxicity, prenatal developmental toxicity, and zebrafish developmental toxicity and photomotor response.

  • Patrick Allard, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Erik C. Andersen, Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • William J. Breslin, Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN
  • Michael John Carvan III, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • Harvey Joseph Clewell III, Ph.D., DABT, ScitoVation, Research Triangle Park, NC
  • George P. Daston, Ph.D., Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH
  • Christopher S. Farabaugh, Ph.D., Charles River Laboratories, Skokie, IL
  • Steven D. Holladay, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Donald B. Stedman, Pfizer, Groton, CT

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We thank former NIEHS staff Dr. Jonathan Freedman, University of Louisville, for the use of equipment to conduct the nematode toxicity study.

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