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Michael Kovochich, PhD, Senior Health Scientist

Kovochich

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Location: Orange County, CA

 

 

 

Biography

Dr. Michael Kovochich is a Senior Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk.  His main areas of training and expertise are in understanding the principles of nano-bio interactions including nanoparticle toxicology, as well as nanoparticle drug delivery systems.  Dr. Kovochich completed his PhD in MicrobioIogy, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was involved in several research projects.  His research on nanoparticles led to various publications on topics such as the toxicology of fullerene nanoparticles and drug delivery/toxicity of novel silica nanoparticles in cancer cells.  Dr. Kovochich also finished his work at UCLA with a publication on the first nanoparticle engineered to be used in HIV latency therapy.    

During his doctoral work, Dr. Kovochich received multiple fellowships from the UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program where he completed class work on molecular toxicology with an emphasis on principles of nanotoxicology.  As a consultant, Dr. Kovochich has led several efforts related to understanding potential exposure, toxicology and risk associated with various nanomaterials including nickel nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, and metal-on-metal wear debris nanoparticles.

Education

  • PhD, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
  • BS, Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 2003

Professional Association

  • Society of Toxicology (SOT)

Awards/Professional Honors

  • UCLA AIDS Institute, Center for AIDS Research Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
  • UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
  • UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007

Practice Areas

  • Nanotechnology
  • Toxicology and Ecotoxicology
   

Team

Christy Barlow
Amanda Burns
Brent Finley
Denise Hill
James Keenan
Michael Kovochich
Marisa Kreider
Amy Madl
Andy Monnot
Rachel Novick
Dennis Paustenbach
Angie Perez
Brooke Tvermoes
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Key Services

  • Hazard assessments
  • Dose-response modeling and assessments
  • Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PB-PK) modeling
  • Toxicology study design, management and interpretation
  • Structure activity relationships
  • Causation assessments and evaluations

Literature

pdf buttonCardnoChemRisk: Toxicology and Ecotoxicology

 

·         Heather Avens

·         Amanda Burns

·         Megan Glynn

·         Matt Ground

·         Matt Le

·         Chris Ronk

·         Paul Scott

·         Ken Unice