Mohamed Ghorab is a toxicologist in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). Dr. Ghorab currently works in the Office of Pesticide Programs, Chemistry, Inerts, and Toxicology Assessment Branch, where he is responsible for researching, reviewing, and evaluating toxicological scientific data and/or pesticide-based studies and all collateral information regarding inert ingredients health effects of pesticides and other related chemicals; assessing pesticide exposures in community, occupational, and residential settings; and evaluating environmental monitoring data under the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIRFA). He is also responsible for applying the U.S. EPA risk assessment models and preparing exposure assessment, toxicity evaluation, and risk assessment documents under US EPA regulations.
Before coming to OCSPP/US EPA, Dr. Ghorab was a research toxicologist working as a contractor for EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) in Cincinnati, OH. where he was responsible for a number of acute and chronic toxicity projects at ORD’s Aquatic Research Facility. He also headed the toxicology group as team leader and played a key role in the continued development and validation of toxicity methods.
Mohamed earned his Bachelor of Science in agriculture science with a major in chemistry, his Master of Science in pesticide chemistry and toxicology from Alexandria University, and obtained his doctoral degree in environmental toxicology from Alexandria University and Michigan State University. After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Ghorab served as a postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University’s Wildlife Toxicology Lab (WTL), where he focused on research on the fate and effects of potentially toxic compounds, particularly in the area of ecological risk assessment. Additionally, his work at WTL included research in the movement, bioaccumulation, and effects of toxic substances at different levels of biological organization, ranging from terrestrial to aquatic and biochemical to the ecosystem.
Dr. Ghorab was awarded the postdoctoral and early career award from the Society of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (SETAC) in 2020 and earned the Outstanding Professional Award from special-interest group SOT-ATA, 2021. Also, Dr. Ghorab has been selected to serve The Society of Toxicology (SOT) as vice chair in the postdoctoral and early career committee for 2021 and was also selected as an adjunct faculty/mentor in the Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program (ToxMSDT), University of California, Davis.