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Levine

Dr. Steven Levine

Bayer Distinguished Fellow and Senior Regulatory Issues Manager 

Bayer Crop Science

St. Louis

Area of Expertise

Steven Levine has a Doctorate in Environmental Toxicology with expertise in ecological risk assessment, mechanistic toxicology, endocrine disruption, and mixtures. Recently, his work focuses on testing and assessing conventional pesticides and biotechnology derived insect-protected crops to support global registrations and re-registrations.

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Steven’s initial interests in studying the physiology and ecology of aquatic animals ultimately motivated him to pursue a career in Environmental Toxicology. His experience as a biologist in fisheries led him to take on a larger role working with mammalian and aquatic toxicologists, eventually catalyzing his graduate research degrees and Fellowships through EPA and NIH in Environmental Toxicology. Based on his training and research experience, stewarding the development and commercialization of pest control solutions was an excellent fit for his skill set and interest in contributing his expertise to support sustainable agriculture.

 

Education: PhD in Environmental Toxicology, Miami University

 

Affiliations: Society of Environmental Toxicology; American Chemical Society; Entomology Society of America.

Publications

 

July, 2020

Review and analysis of the potential for glyphosate to interact with the estrogen, androgen and thyroid pathways

Endocrine (AKA: hormone) systems are found in all mammals, birds, fish, and many other organisms. These systems are essential for regulating hormones in the bloodstream to influence growth, development, reproduction, metabolism, and energy production. Scientific research suggests that some environmental contaminants can disrupt the endocrine system leading to adverse consequences. This recent paper consolidates available information analyzing the potential effect of glyphosate on the endocrine system, finding that glyphosate is not an endocrine disruptor.

 

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In the News

 

Review and recommendations on criteria to evaluate the relevance of pesticide interaction data for ecological risk assessments

 

Overcoming Challenges of Incorporating Higher Tier Data in Ecological Risk Assessments and Risk Management of Pesticides in the United States: Findings and Recommendations from the 2017 Workshop on Regulation and Innovation in Agriculture

 

Criteria to evaluate the reliability of interaction studies with insecticidal proteins

 

Ecological risk assessment for DvSnf7 RNA: A plant-incorporated protectant with targeted activity against western corn rootworm

 

Distinguishing between endocrine disruption and non-specific effects on endocrine systems