The official photographs are out to show that it was all smiles in San Antonio earlier this year when I received the 2018 Society of Toxicology (SOT) founders award.  I was proud to be presented with the  plaque by my good friend and colleague, Leigh Ann Burns Naas.  Dr Burns Naas is SOT President as well as being Vice President of Nonclinical Safety & Pathobiology at Gilead Sciences.  We have worked together on SOT council since 2015 and also on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS) where I pick up the presidential baton from Leigh Ann in June 2018.  

Many thanks to Leigh Ann and to the SOT Awards committee for selecting me – it’s a great honour to receive this award from such a prestigious society.