Executive Director, ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute
2010 President, Society of Toxicology
Michael Holsapple is a toxicologist with over 30 years of experience. In addition to being the 2010 president of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), he is currently the executive director of the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), the global branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), where he has facilitated the organization’s emergence as a recognized global leader in advancing the state-of-the-science of safety and risk assessment. Dr. Holsapple has published over 150 manuscripts and chapters, and is a recipient of the SOT Achievement Award in 1992 and the Vos Award – Career Achievement in Immunotoxicology in 2009. He has served on the SOT Council and on the Council of the American College of Toxicology and is a fellow in the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Dr. Holsapple received his graduate training in pharmacology and toxicology from Purdue University. From 1983-1994 he served on the faculty at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, and from 1994-2002, he worked in the Toxicology, Environmental Research and Consulting Laboratories at the Dow Chemical Company.