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Bucher John

E-mail: bucher@niehs.nih.gov

John R. Bucher, Ph.D., Associate Director, National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Ph.D. Pharmacology, U. Iowa; M.S. Biochemistry, U. North Carolina; B.A. Biology, Knox College;- NIH Postdoctoral Fellow in Biochemistry and Environmental Toxicology, Michigan State; Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology

Research interests include characterization of the toxic and carcinogenic potential of a variety of chemicals, mixtures and physical agents of interest to the National Toxicology Program (NTP), and issues related to the improvement of research tools and assays for these purposes. Responsible for oversight for NTP toxicology and carcinogenesis studies, the NTP Report on Carcinogens, NTP Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction, and for administrative support for the alternative animal assay validation program of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM).

New efforts include development of initiatives examining the genetic basis for variations in response to environmental agents, and implementation of new high throughput screening tools for toxicological testing as outlined in the NTP Vision and Roadmap for the Future.

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