FSHN Fall 2023 Seminar - Cynthia Rider

October 4, 2023 4:00PM - 5:00PM


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10.04.2023 FSHN Fall Seminar

Cynthia Rider, PhD, Toxicologist, Division of Translational Toxicology, National Institute of Environmental Health Services

Natural Doesn’t Equal Safe: Evaluating the Toxicity of Botanical Dietary Ingredients


Join via Zoom: msu.zoom.us/j/95065206276
Meeting ID: 950 6520 6276 Passcode: FSHN23

Cynthia Rider, PhD, DABT, is a toxicologist with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Division of Translational Toxicology, where she serves as project leader for a diverse portfolio of testing programs including polycyclic aromatic compounds, botanical dietary supplements, and industrial chemicals. Dr. Rider’s research interests are in evaluating and refining methods to predict mixture toxicity based on data from components or whole reference mixtures. She currently co-chairs the Botanical Safety Consortium, an international public-private partnership aimed at enhancing the available testing toolkit and providing a framework for evaluating botanical safety. She received her B.S. from Tulane University in Environmental Studies and Biology and her Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Environmental Toxicology.