Prasada Kodavanti is a Senior Research Toxicologist at the Neurotoxicology branch of National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC. In this role, he leads a team of scientists to develop in vitro models based on mode of action for screening and prioritization of chemicals. In 1991, Dr. Kodavanti first came to USEPA in Research Triangle Park as a Visiting Scientist. In the January of 1995, he joined the USEPA as a Toxicologist in the Neurotoxicology Division. Dr. Kodavanti is a well recognized scientist in the area of persistent chemicals and developmental neurotoxicity. His current focus is on identifying molecular markers base on mode of action for the developmental neurotoxic effects of environmental chemical mixtures. Dr. Kodavanti is an extremely prolific researcher. To date, he has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. In addition, he is primary author on 14 book chapters as well as 9 review articles. His publications appear in a wide variety of leading scientific journals. In 1996, one of his papers won the prestigious Society of Toxicology's Board of Publications Award for the Best Paper in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. He received USEPA's 1996, 1999, and 2002 Scientific and Technological Achievement (STAA) Award. In 2009, he received STAA level 1 award (highest scientific award by USEPA) for highlighting genomics in understanding mode of action in developmental neurotoxicity. Dr. Kodavanti gave several invited presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Kodavanti has also been a session chair-person and a member of Special session organizing committee of the Dioxin '97. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the journals "Pharmacology and Toxicology", "Toxicological Sciences", and "Neurotoxicology". He is a member of National Institutes of Health study section since 1999 and Adjunct Professor of Toxicology, School of Pharmacy at University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI since April 2000. He is also a reviewer for a number of International scientific journals.