Texas Tech Researcher becomes North American President of SETAC - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Tech Researcher becomes North American President of SETAC

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Texas Tech University professor recently became the president of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, North America (SNA).

George Cobb, professor of environmental toxicology, also will serve on the SETAC World Council with colleagues from all populated continents.

"Given the highly qualified pool of candidates eligible for this office, I was surprised and honored to be elected to lead SETAC North America," Cobb said. "In the upcoming year, I hope to more effectively engage the next generation of scientists who will advance the understanding of toxicant effects on environmental systems while also strengthening public awareness on these effects."

The organization promotes the advancement and application of scientific research related to contaminants and other stressors in the environment, education in the environmental sciences, and the use of science in environmental policy and decision-making. For more on SNA, visit www.setac.org.

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