David L. McCormick, PhD, DABT, is President and Director of IITRI, and Professor of Biology at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Joining the IITRI staff in 1979 and the IIT faculty in 1982, Dr. McCormick has served as Director of IITRI since 2002. Dr. McCormick received his AB degree in Biology/Chemistry from Middlebury College, and his MS and PhD degrees in Environmental Medicine/Biology from New York University. A board-certified toxicologist, Dr. McCormick’s primary research activities are in the areas of experimental toxicology, pharmacology, and carcinogenesis. Over the past 35 years, Dr. McCormick has served as Principal Investigator on approximately 50 grants and contracts awarded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), with total funding awards of more than $80 million. He has also led a broad range of preclinical drug development programs for sponsors in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Dr. McCormick has published more than 250 research papers, abstracts, reviews, and book chapters. He is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of three scientific journals (Toxicology, Nutrition and Cancer, and Public Library of Science–One), and regularly serves on review committees for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding agencies. Professional affiliations include the American Association for Cancer Research, International Association for Breast Cancer Research, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Society of Toxicology, Society of Toxicology (Midwest Regional Chapter), and Society of Toxicology (Carcinogenesis Specialty Section).