Dr. Jodi Flaws, professor in comparative biosciences, was awarded the title of Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences on March 26, 2014, at a reception for that organization held in conjunction of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). The designation Fellow identifies toxicologists who are recognized by their peers for expertise and sound scientific judgment. The purpose of this recognition and certification is to ensure the competence and experience of professionals whose work affects public welfare.
Dr. Flaws’ research program focuses mainly on determining the mechanisms by which environmental chemicals such as pesticides and plasticizers affect the development and function of the ovary. Her research is funded by grants from the NIH and private foundations, and she has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers and mentored 16 graduate students, 6 postdoctoral fellows, and 10 undergraduate students.
Dr. Flaws currently serves as president of the Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section for SOT. She has served as an associate editor for Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology and on numerous NIH study sections that review reproductive toxicology grant applications.