Günter Oberdörster

Professor, Environmental Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

July 10, 2008

Günter Oberdörster is Professor of Environmental Medicine at the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester. He is also Director of the University of Rochester-EPA PM Center, PI of a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative in Nanotoxicology and Head of the Pulmonary Core of the NIEHS Center Grant at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Oberdörster earned his DVM and PhD (Pharmacology) from the University of Giessen in Germany. His research includes the effects and underlying mechanisms of lung injury induced by inhaled non-fibrous and fibrous particles, including extrapolation modelling and risk assessment. His studies with ultrafine particles influenced the field of inhalation toxicology, raising awareness of the unique biokinetics and toxicological potential of nano-sized particles.

Dr. Oberdörster is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Society of Toxicology, the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists, and the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine.

Role: Panel Member
Report: Small is Different: A Science Perspective on the Regulatory Challenges of the Nanoscale (July 2008)