Dr. Derek A. Drechsel is a toxicologist with five years of consulting experience in toxicology, product safety, and exposure and human health risk assessment. Dr. Drechsel’s graduate and post-doctoral work focused on determining molecular mechanisms of neuronal damage contributing to neurodegenerative diseases, included Parkinson’s Disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr. Drechsel has provided technical and litigation support on various projects involving exposure to chemicals in a variety of occupational, environmental, and consumer settings. Dr. Drechsel has performed toxicological evaluations and quantitative exposure to support human health risk assessments for a variety of substances including asbestos, benzene, pesticides, talc, preservatives, and microbial agents. He has also conducted food safety evaluations to support compliance with Proposition 65 and Food Safety Modernization Act and well as provide technical expertise for crisis management and recall decisions. Dr. Drechsel has expertise in the area of talc as it relates to toxicology, exposure, risk assessment, historical regulation and state-of-the-science. Dr. Drechsel has published nearly two-dozen peer-reviewed articles on various toxicology, consumer product safety, and risk-related issues.
Ph.D., Toxicology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO
B.S., Biology and Vertebrate Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA