April 26, 2017
Dr. John M. DeSesso, Principal Scientist in Exponent's Health Sciences Center and the Director of the Alexandria Office, will be honored with the Edward W. Carney Distinguished Service Award at the Teratology Society Annual Meeting, taking place June 24-28, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. This award was created to honor Edward W. Carney, Ph.D., Past President of the Teratology Society, for his exemplary dedication and service to the Society and the field of teratology.
Dr. DeSesso was chosen among a distinguished group of nominees, all who have been a member of the Society for at least 10 years and have served the Society extensively through demonstrated leadership in the discipline.
Dr. DeSesso is a Past President of the Teratology Society. He has served the Society as Treasurer, as well as Chair of the Scientific Program Committees for the Joint 31st Annual Teratology Society Meeting, the 3rd International Federation of Teratology Societies, and the 34th Annual Teratology Society Meeting, as well as the serving as interim co-chair of the 56th Annual Meeting. He has also chaired the Finance, Nominations and Elections, and Constitution and By-Laws committees. He is currently the chair of the Science Committee and is an envoy to the Scientific Liaison Coalition Advisory Group.
Dr. DeSesso specializes in the areas of developmental and reproductive toxicology, general toxicology, anatomy, risk assessment, and human health effects of environmental agents and pharmaceuticals. He is also an adjunct professor of Biochemistry and Cellular & Molecular Biology at Georgetown University School of Medicine.