Nicole Kleinstreuer, PhD

Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM),
National Toxicology Program,
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
National Institutes of Health,
USA

Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer is the deputy director of the National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) within the NIEHS, in RTP, NC. She worked previously for Integrated Laboratory Systems as the head of their computational toxicology group. She received degrees in mathematics and biomedical engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her PhD in BioEngineering from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and completed her postdoctoral training with the U.S. EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology. Dr. Kleinstreuer maintains adjunct appointments at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in the NIEHS division of intramural research biostatistics and computational biology branch. She has received many prestigious awards, including the B.H. Neumann prize from the Australian Mathematical Society, the James G. Wilson presentation award and the F. Clarke Fraser new investigator award from the Teratology Society, the best publication award from the Biological Modeling Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology, and the Lush Prize Young Investigator Americas award. Her research focuses on in vitro alternatives to animal testing, high throughput screening and multidimensional data analyses, and mathematical and computational modeling of biological systems and their susceptibility to environmental perturbations that may result in adverse outcomes.