Dr. Pastoor obtained his PhD in toxicology from the University of Michigan, is certified by the American Board of Toxicology (DABT), and is a long-standing, active member of the Society of Toxicology. Dr. Pastoor has over 30 years of international experience in fundamental toxicity testing, mode of action research, and human health risk assessment.
Dr. Pastoor retired in 2015 from Syngenta as Principal Scientist and founded the company Pastoor Science Communications, LLC that is centered around his passion for sound science, communicated well.
For the majority of his career, including positions with DuPont, ICI, Zeneca, Novartis, and Syngenta, Dr. Pastoor led toxicology and risk assessment experts in the conduct of safety, health, and environmental studies to assess risk to humans and the environment. In those roles, he was involved in toxicological research projects and product development and was frequently asked to interact with media, community groups, legislators, and regulatory agencies. He is a frequent lecturer on toxicology and risk assessment subjects.
In addition to being founder and CEO of Pastoor Science Communications, he is president of the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), a DC based non-profit organization dedicated to engaging scientists from academia, government, industry, research institutes, and NGOs to identify and resolve global health and environmental issues.