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Gerald N. Wogan, Ph.D.

Gerald N. WoganUnderwood-Prescott Professor of Toxicology, Emeritus
Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Biological Engineering
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 26-009
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-253-3188
Fax: 617-324-5698




Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
B.S., 1951. Biology Major; Chemistry Minor

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
M.S., 1953. Physiology; Biochemistry Minor

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
Ph.D., 1957. Physiology; Microbiology and Biochemistry Minors

Academic Appointments

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2001 - Present Underwood-Prescott Professor of Toxicology, Emeritus
2001 - Present Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
1996 - 2001 Professor of Toxicology and Professor of Chemistry
1988 - 1996 Underwood-Prescott Professor and Director, Division of Toxicology, Whitaker College of Health Sciences and Technology
1988 - 2001 Professor of Chemistry
1979 - 1988 Underwood-Prescott Professor and Head,
Department of Applied Biological Sciences
1978 - 1986 Director, Environmental Health Sciences Center
1969 - 2001 Professor of Toxicology
1965 - 1969 Associate Professor of Food Toxicology
1962 - 1965 Assistant Professor of Food Toxicology
1961 - 1962 Research Associate in Food Toxicology

Rutgers University

1957 - 1961 Assistant Professor of Physiology

University of Illinois

1953 - 1954 Teaching Assistant in Mammalian Physiology
1954 - 1955 Teaching Assistant in Human Anatomy
1955 - 1956 Department Fellow in Metabolic Physiology
1956 - 1957 Instructor in Physiology

Honors, Awards and Appointments

Honors and Awards

National Academy of Sciences of the USA Member, 1977
Institute of Medicine of the USA Member, 1994
Scholar-in-Residence, Fogarty International Center National Institutes of Health, 1997-1999
American Academy of Microbiology Fellow, 1992
Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund (Japan) Award of Merit, 2001
Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology Founders’ Award, 1999
Toxicology Forum George H. Scott Memorial Award, 2003
National University of Singapore Visiting Professor, Distinguished Visitor Program, 1999
University of Illinois Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1995
Harvard School of Public Health Distinguished Lectureship, 1996
Republic of Singapore Cancer Society Distinguished Lectureship, 1991
Japan Foundation for the Promotion of Cancer Research Lecturer, 1988

Current Appointments

National Cancer Institute, NIH, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis Senior Research Fellow, 2001- Present; Scientific Advisor, 1999 – Present
Johns Hopkins University Visiting Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, 1997 - Present
Chemical Industries Institute of Toxicology Board of Directors (Executive Committee), 2001 - Present
National Center for Toxicogenomics Senior Scientific Advisor, 2002 - Present
UT/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Center for Research on Environmental Diseases External Science Advisory Board, 1995 - Present
University of Colorado Cancer Center External Science Advisory Committee, 1999 - Present
University of Minnesota Cancer Center External Science Advisory Committee, 1999 – Present
Vanderbilt University Center in Molecular Toxicology External Science Advisory Committee, 2002 - Present
US-Japan Cooperative Program in Medical Sciences Panel on Environmental Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis, 1989 - Present

Previous Appointments

National Institutes of Health National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council, 1996-2001; National Cancer Advisory Board, 1976-1982; Toxicology Study Section (Chairman) 1975-1979; Task Forces for Research Planning in Environmental Health Sciences, 1991, 1984, 1975, 1968; Environmental Health Sciences Training Committee (Chairman), 1971-1973; US-USSR Cooperative Program on Environmental Health, 1978-1983; National Cancer Plan (Panel Chairman), 1971-1972.
National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,1996-1999; Commission on Life Sciences, 1984-1986; Board on Toxicology and Environmental Health Hazards, 1977-1986 (Chairman, 1984-1986); Assembly of Life Sciences, 1979-1982.
National Center for Toxicological Research Scientific Advisory Board, 1991-1994.
US Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Health Advisory Committee 1975-1982.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committee on Research in the Biological and Physical Sciences, 1966-1969.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Scientific Advisory Board, Biology Division, 1979-1984.
American Cancer Society Advisory Committee on Biochemistry and Chemical Carcinogenesis, 1971-1975.
General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Mott Prize Selection Committee, 1979, 1984
Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Toxicology Advisory Committee, 1993-1996.
Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Organizing Committee and Plenary Lecturer, 1985
Gordon Research Conferences Board of Trustees, 1989-1993
International Life Sciences Institute Board of Trustees, 1985-1992
International Union Against Cancer Committee on Quantitative Aspects of Environmental Carcinogenesis, 1967-70
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Trace Substances Commission, 1964-1969.

Professional Societies

American Association for Cancer Research
American Chemical Society
Society for Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine
The Nitric Oxide Society
Environmental Mutagen Society
American Society for Preventive Oncology
Society of Toxicology
American College of Toxicology
American Society for Microbiology
American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
American Society for Nutrition Sciences
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Sigma Xi

Editorial Boards

1997 - Editorial Academy International Journal of Molecular Medicine
1994 - Editorial Board Methods in Toxicology
1992 - Section Editor Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
1987 - Editorial Board Journal of the American College of Toxicology
1997 - 2003 Editorial Board Environmental Health Perspectives
1990 - 1998 Editorial Advisory Board Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
1987 - 1992 Editorial Board Journal of the National Cancer Institute
1986 - 1989 Associate Editor Cancer Research
1980 - 1986 Editorial Board Carcinogenesis
1971 - 1980 Editorial Board Journal of Environmental Pathology and Toxicology
1971 - 1979 Editorial Board Journal of Environmental and Applied Microbiology
1974 - 1979 Associate Editor Cancer Research
1975 - 1979 Associate Editor Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
1975 - 1977 Editorial Board Chemico-Biological Interactions
1975 - 1976 Editorial Board IARC Analytical Methods for Environmental Carcinogenesis
1976 - 1978 Advisory Board, Cancer Information - Dissemination and Analysis Center, National Cancer Institute, NIH


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