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Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Mary Gulumian

Mary Gulumian graduated with a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1979. In 1980 she joined the National Centre for Occupational Health (NCOH) which later became the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH). Currently, she is the head of the Toxicology Section at this institute. She also holds an honorary Professorial post in the Haematology and Molecular Medicine Department, University of the Witwatersrand, where she is involved in post graduate training and presentation of short courses in Toxicology and Health Risk assessment. In 2006, Professor Gulumian was a visiting scientist to Washington University’s, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Institute for Risk Analysis and Risk Communication.

Her research interests include hazard identification and communication as well as elucidation of mechanisms of toxicity of micro and nano particles, toxic metal ions and pesticides. She leads numerous nationally funded research projects, has authored and co-authored several scientific publications and has been invited to present at numerous local and overseas conferences. Professor Gulumian regularly reviews funding applications for research on behalf of number of national research organisations. She has also provided expert consultation to industry and government departments on the toxicity of chemicals in the working and ambient environments.

Nationally, Professor Gulumian is the founder member and past President of the Society for Free Radical Research of South Africa (SFRR-SA); founder and current President of the Toxicology Society of South Africa (TOXSA) and is a member of Pan African Environmental Mutagen Society (PAEMS). She was the recipient of Recognition of Meritorious Work in 1988-1989, 1992-1995 and 2001 and received a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her contribution to occupational health in South Africa in 2002.

Internationally, Professor Gulumian is a member of Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM), Society of Toxicology (SOT) and Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) and the organizer of the 7th Congress of Toxicology in Developing Countries (7th CTDC) in 2009. She was a member of the final review board of WHO Concise International Chemical Assessment Documents (CICAD) publications on number of toxic compounds. Currently, she represents South Africa in the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials as well as serving on the national Expert Technical Committee for WG3 of ISO/TC 229. Professor Gulumian is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journals of Human and Experimental Toxicology (HET) and Particle and Fibre Toxicology (PFT).







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