Rory Conolly is a Senior Research Biologist in the U.S EPA's National Center for Computational Toxicology in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Dr. Conolly received the U.S. Society of Toxicology's (SOT) Lehman Award for lifetime achievement in risk assessment in 2005. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology from 2004 until joining the EPA in 2005, President of the SOT Biological Modeling Specialty Section (2000 Ð 2001), President of the SOT Risk Assessment Specialty Section (1997 1998), a member of the SOT Risk Assessment Task Force (1998 - 2000) and is currently a Councilor on the Biological Modeling Specialty Section. He is Adjunct Professor of Biomathematics at North Carolina State University, Faculty Affiliate, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University and has four times received awards from the SOT Risk Assessment Specialty Section (1991, 1999, 2003, 2004). Dr. Conolly maintains an active interest in teaching, having most recently given a 3-day course on simulation modeling and risk assessment in Germany and lectures on risk assessment at North Carolina State University. In addition to the SOT, he is a member of the Society for Risk Analysis and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology since 1980.