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APPENDIX A 10 Appendix A— Committee Bio-sketches Chair Edwin P.Przybylowicz, PhD retired in 1991 after over 35 years with the Eastman Kodak Company as Senior Vice President and Director of Research. He became Assistant Director, Kodak Research Laboratories in 1983, was named Director of Research and elected as Senior Vice President of the company in August 1985. He has served as a Commissioner of the US-Polish Joint Fund for Cooperation in Science and Engineering, a program that fosters the collaboration of Polish and US scientists, chairing conferences and workshops on technology transfer in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Russia. From 1994 to 1996, he was Director of the Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Przybylowicz received his BS in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a PhD in analytical chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1990 and has served on numerous National Research Council committees. He is currently an elected member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Bureau and Executive Committee and is Past-chair of the US National Committee for IUPAC. Committee members W.Emmett Barkley, PhD is Director of Laboratory Safety at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Dr. Barkley directed the National Cancer Institute's Office of Research Safety and the divisions of safety and engineering services at the National Institutes of Health prior to joining HHMI. He received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and his MS and PhD in environmental health from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Barkley has received several awards including the Distinguished Service Medal of the US Public Health Service. He has previously served the National Academies on several committees including the Committee on Prudent Practices for Handling, Storage and Disposal of Chemicals in the Laboratory and the Committee on Research Standards and Practices to Prevent Destructive Application of Advanced Biotechnology. He served as chair of the Committee on Safety and Health in Research Animal Facilities. Ellen Eisen, ScD is Professor of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Adjunct Professor of Occupational Health, Harvard School of Public Health. She received her MS in biostatistics and her ScD in biostatistics and occupation health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Eisen's research interests have focused on a variety of methodological issues in occupational epidemiology, including her early work on standardization of pulmonary function for field studies. She has explored strategies to reduce bias in a prospective lung-function study of Vermont granite workers and cross-sectional studies of auto workers exposed to metalworking fluids, and has studied health effects in several occupational environments such as auto body- shop workers exposed to isocyanate and workers chronically exposed to organic dust and endotoxin. Edward R.Epp, PhD obtained his degree from McGill University in nuclear physics. From 1957–1974 he worked at the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research where he served as Member and as Professor of Biophysics at Cornell University in the Graduate School of Medical Sciences. From 1975–1998 he was Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, and Head of the Division of Radiation Biophysics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at

APPENDIX A 11 Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Epp is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. He has served as President of the Radiation Research Society and on several committees of the National Academies. He has also been a member of the National Institutes of Health Radiation Study Section and of the National Cancer Institute's Clinical Program Project Review Committee. His research interests include radiation physics and dosimetry, radiation biophysics, and mechanisms of radiation action in cells. Currently he is a member of the Board on Radiation Effects Research. He also serves on the Veterans Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Michael R.Ladisch, PhD is Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his BS from Drexel University and MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University, all in chemical engineering. His areas of expertise are bioseparations, bioprocess engineering, and bioenergy. His research has resulted in systematic approaches and correlations for scaling-up chromatographic purification techniques from the laboratory to process-scale manufacturing systems. He is currently investigating the scale- down of bioseparations and the rapid prototyping of microfluidic biochips for the rapid detection of pathogenic microorganisms. He is familiar with biotechnologies and has a broad background in bioscience and bioengineering. He previously chaired the National Research Council Committee on Bioprocess Engineering as well as the Committee on Opportunities in Biotechnology for Future Army Applications. Dr. Ladisch was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1999. Lorenz R.Rhomberg, PhD a Principal of Gradient Corporation, is an expert in quantitative risk assessment, including pharmacokinetic modeling and probabilistic methods, with special experience in chlorinated solvents and endocrine active agents. He is the author/editor of several books and more than 50 articles on these topics. Before coming to Gradient, he was on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health and at the US Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Rhomberg is active in professional groups and environmental policy development, focusing on current issues in the interpretation of toxicological data in human health risk assessment through service on panels sponsored by government, industry, and such organizations as the National Academy of Sciences and the International Life Sciences Institute. He is a member of EPA's Food Quality Protection Act Science Review Board and has participated in several recent Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel meetings concerning cumulative risk. Dr. Rhomberg earned his PhD in population biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his BSc in biology from Queen's University in Ontario. Andrew M.Sessler, PhD is a Distinguished Emeritus Scientist, E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Sessler's area of expertise is particle accelerator physics and plasma physics. He was the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1973–1980 and President of the American Physical Society in 1999. Dr. Sessler was elected to the National Academy of Science in 1990. Currently he is a member of the Board on Radiation Effects Research. Bobby N.Turman, PhD is currently Manager of the Directed Energy Applications Department at Sandia National Laboratories. This department is developing high-power, high-energy particle beam applications and working with the Department of Defense and Department of Energy to evaluate the potential for military and civilian uses of high-intensity beams. This work

APPENDIX A 12 includes particle beam applications of directed energy, including ion beam surface treatment processing for enhanced material surface properties, land mine detection with backscattered x-rays, and most recently, analysis of particle beam directed energy for missile defense. In 2001, Dr. Turman worked with the Office of Science Technology Policy task force on US Postal Service mail security and response to the anthrax terrorist attack in 2001, and helped evaluate and implement the irradiation decontamination process that was used for the Washington, DC, federal mail. Dr. Turman received his PhD in physics from the University of Texas, Austin in 1968. He spent one year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway, followed by a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas. From 1970 to 1980, he served as a research officer in the United States Air Force, developing military technology applications in aerodynamics, rocket propulsion, nuclear test detection, space physics, and satellite operations. He also was a professor at the US Air Force Academy.

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