An Overview of Nanotoxicology

Vince Castranova

Vince Castranova

Chief of the Pathology and Physiology Research Branch

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Vincent Castranova, Ph.D., is 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. He holds the grade of a CDC Distinguished Consultant. 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 also an adjunct professor in the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Castranova received a B.S. in biology from Mount Saint Mary’s College, Emmitsburgh, 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 has been coordinator of the Nanotoxicology Program in NIOSH since its inception in 2005. He has been a co-editor of four books, has given over 160 invited presentations, and has co-authored over 560 manuscripts and book chapters.

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