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Featured Expert: Dr. Amy Zmarowski: Principal, Research Scientist

Dr. Amy Zmarowski Amy Zmarowski

Dr. Amy Zmarowski is a Principal Research Scientist on Battelle's Life Science Research team. Amy brings extensive experience in developmental neurotoxicology and developmental and reproductive toxicology. She is helping to expand Battelle’s neurobehavioral capabilities for non-clinical toxicology and safety assessment. 

Nervous system toxicity may have serious and permanent effects on neurological function and behavior. Approximately 200 chemicals are known neurotoxicants. However, the neurotoxic potential of thousands of substances and chemicals to which we are regularly exposed remains largely unknown or poorly understood. Amy’s experience will add depth in neurotoxicology and developmental and reproductive toxicology to better serve Battelle’s clients in these areas. 

As a Principal Scientist, Amy will provide leadership for neurobehavioral studies and help to expand the capabilities of the team. She will also support Battelle’s work with the National Toxicology Program, an ongoing Department of Health and Human Services program that coordinates toxicology research and testing for thousands of chemicals with potential human health concern. 

Prior to coming to Battelle, Amy worked as a Study Director for WIL Research Europe B.V. (formerly NOTOX), where she designed and managed preclinical GLP developmental and reproductive toxicology studies for industrial, agrochemical and pharmaceutical clients. Her experience includes embryo-fetal, pre- and post-natal, juvenile and generation studies and developmental neurotoxicology studies. Amy holds a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialty in Psychobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience from The Ohio State University, along with a B.A. in Psychobiology from Hiram College and a M.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University. Internationally recognized for her work in neuroscience and toxicology, she has published numerous papers and has received several awards for her research, including the ECETOC Young Scientist Award for toxicological research in mechanisms underlying learning and memory.