Kelly Jackson Toxicologist

Dr. Kelly Jackson is a home-based freelance biology consultant and scientific editor. She has worked part-time for bibra as a toxicology consultant since February 2013. At bibra, Kelly is responsible for preparing up-to-date reports on chemical compounds that summarize the most pertinent data on toxicology, exposure levels, estimated intake levels, and regulatory status.

Kelly holds a B.Sc. in Physiology and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Newcastle University. She has a diverse background with experience in multiple fields of research, gained through employment in academic, government, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries in the UK and Canada. Kelly’s doctoral work focused on examining mechanisms of cellular zinc homeostasis, prior to which she spent three years working as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, where she was responsible for the development of pilot binding and functional assays to screen new drug candidates. After completing her Ph.D., Kelly moved to Canada to undertake a short visiting fellowship position at the Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau of Health Canada, during which she explored the regulation of microRNA expression in mice following acute toxicant exposure. Kelly then went on to spend three years working as a Research Scientist and Lab Manager for a start-up biotech company in Canada, where she played a key role in the development, validation, and regulatory clearance of a medical diagnostic device.

Kelly has been working as a biology consultant and scientific editor since November 2011. She has published a number of scientific reports in peer-reviewed journals and has experience of writing and editing multiple other types of documents, including research reports, toxicology profiles, product user manuals, patent applications, standard operating procedures, clinical trial summaries, and regulatory body applications.


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