Speaker: Andrew Wyatt Nelson, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Center for Global Security and Cooperation
Andrew Nelson is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Global Chemical and Biological Security (GCBS) program at Sandia National Laboratories. Currently, he works to promote world peace though practical and innovative solutions that help secure hazardous chemicals and biological agents. This includes frequent travel throughout the world to collaborate with scientists in all stages of their careers. He currently serves as a Resource Person for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Chemical Security in the American Chemical Society Journal of Chemical Education, and as an advisor to several US Government agencies.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, a Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Science and Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, and a Master of Public Health (MPH) and PhD in Human Toxicology from the University of Iowa. Andrew’s research has focused on the biomechanics of running, microbial ecology, cell signaling pathways relevant to aging and cancer, and environmental radiochemistry. He is the author/coauthor of many scientific publications and has contributed to the development of international standards and guideline documents.