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Dr. Abdel-Razak M. Kadry is a senior advisor for Scientific Organizational Development and International Activities at the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) the United States Environmental protection Agency. His experience in toxicology and risk assessment spans over thirty years and includes academic research, drug safety and efficacy, food safety and environmental risk assessment. For Five years Dr. Kadry worked as the Director of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Abdel joined EPA after serving as the Chief of the Technical Analysis and Evaluation Branch, Risk Assessment Division, Office of Public Health Sciences, Food Safety and Inspection Service, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition to his work at USDA, Abdel spent 12 years as a faculty at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and has published a large volume of peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He trained large number of graduate students, postdoctoral fellow and other professionals in the United States and several countries on the principles and applications of toxicological research and risk assessments. Abdel received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cairo University, Egypt and MS and Ph.D. degrees in toxicology from Zagazig University, Egypt. He is certified by both the American Board of Toxicology, and the National Board of Veterinary Medicine. Abdel is an active member of the Society of Toxicology, Society of Risk Analysis and other professional organizations. He is the past president of the Association of Government Toxicologists.