Speaker profile

Laura C. Markley, Ph.D

Laura C. Markley, Ph.D

Toxicologist, US FDA/CFSAN/Office of Food Additive Safety

A toxicologist for 15+ years, Dr. Markley specialises in human health risk assessment, food safety, genotoxicity, metals toxicology, nanotoxicology and carcinogenesis.  She graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, received a Ph.D. from the University of Maine in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and held an FDA ORISE postdoctoral fellowship. 

She has worked in non-profit and consulting before her role as a Toxicology Reviewer at FDA. 

She began at the Office of Food Additive Safety in 2018 and her current duties include reviewing pre-market notifications of food contact substances and supporting several complex post-market issues related to regulatory science, safety review and policy.