Dr. Nicholas Storer is the Global Leader for Scientific Affairs in the Biotechnology Regulatory and Government Affairs group at Dow AgroSciences, based in the USA. Dr. Storer is responsible for developing and overseeing the company’s biotechnology science policy program, including environmental risk assessment and insect resistance management for transgenic crops. He is called upon as a leading expert by academics and governments around the world to provide perspectives on approaches for assessing the environmental risks and benefits of GM crops in a regulatory context.
He is the current chairman of CropLife International’s Environmental Risk Assessment Project Team and of the Insecticide Resistance Action Committee’s Plant Biotechnology Team. He is also the past chairman of the Agricultural Biotechnology Stewardship Technical Committee (ABSTC), an industry organization that promotes research and stewardship of Bt crops in the US.
Dr. Storer is the author or co-author of more than 20 journal articles, book chapters, and reviews relating to safety assessment, environmental risk assessment, and insect resistance management for transgenic crops. He received his B.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, England, his M.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and his Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University, USA..