Vivek Mathrani Vivek Mathrani has been a Staff Toxicologist in the Human and Ecological Risk Office at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) since January 2010. He works out of DTSC’s regional office in Berkeley, CA. He provides human health risk assessment and toxicology support to DTSC’s Brownfields and Environmental Restoration Program and Safer Consumer Products Program. Prior to DTSC, Vivek spent three years as an exposure assessor in the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s Worker Health and Safety Branch. Vivek’s doctoral dissertation work dealt with inflammation signaling pathways and airway remodeling under inhalation of ozone and particulate matter. His past involvement with ITRC includes membership on the Environmental Molecular Diagnostics, Green and Sustainable Remediation, and Risk Assessment teams. Vivek earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of California, Davis in 2006. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena in 2000. Vivek also earned certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology in 2010.