Video: What Does a Toxicologist Do All Day?

Toxicology is an important field — but it’s not always easy to communicate that value to a non-scientific audience. Telling people you’re a “poison expert” usually doesn’t make for great cocktail party conversation, jokes Hans Plugge, S.M., a senior database toxicologist at 3E Company. In this video, he talks about the impact of his work and explains how he sifts through data to spot chemical reactions that could cause biological or biochemical harm. He also shares his tips about fundamental courses that are helpful for students interested in toxicology.

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