Vincent Castranova, Ph.D., was the Chief of the Pathology and Physiology Research Branch in the Health Effects Laboratory Division of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, West Virginia and held the grade of a CDC Distinguished Consultant for a number of years until his retirement in May, 2014. He received the Shepard Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award from CDC in 2008, the Stokinger Outstanding Achievement in Industrial Toxicology Award from ACGIH in 2009, the ATS Assembly on Environmental & Occupational Health Val Vallyathan Senior Investigator Award in 2012, and the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section/SOT Career Achievement Award in 2013. He is currently a professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh, and is a Visiting Scientist in the Dept. of Environmental Health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Castranova received a B.S. in biology from Mount Saint Mary’s College, Emmitsburg, Maryland in 1970, graduating magna cum laude. He received a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics in 1974 from West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia before becoming an NIH fellow and research faculty member in the Department of Physiology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. In 1977, Dr. Castranova received a research staff position at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and an adjunct faculty position at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. He has served at these institutions since that time.
Dr. Castranova’s research interests have been concentrated in pulmonary toxicology and occupational lung disease. He was coordinator of the Nanotoxicology Program in NIOSH from its inception in 2005 until his retirement from NIOSH in 2014. He has been a co-editor of four books, has given over 165 invited presentations, and has co-authored over 690 manuscripts and book chapters.
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