We are pleased to introduce Dan Roberts as Charles River’s new Principal Scientist of Genetic Toxicology. Based at our site in Skokie, Illinois, he will be utilizing his experience in applied genetic toxicity testing to develop and implement methods to increase laboratory throughput, optimize scoring precision and deliver optimal results with the speed of flow cytometry.
Dan began his career at Litron Laboratories as a study director specializing in flow cytometric techniques before moving on to a senior research associate position at Covance. While at Covance, his research projects included rat in vivo pig-a mutation assay (stages I to IV), ex vivo human lymphocyte mitotic index by flow cytometry, as well as rat bone marrow TNCC and cell differentiation by flow cytometry. Following that, he designed and conducted in vivo and in vitro genetic toxicity assays as well as follow-up assays to in vitro positives as a research scientist at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and then as principal scientist of genetic toxicology at iuvo BioSciences.
Dan is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Genetic Toxicology Association (2016), and is a subgroup co-leader of the ILSI-HESI’s GTTC Mode of Action Workgroup. He received his MSc in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and is a PhD candidate in the toxicology department at Rutgers University.