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Dr. Santiago Vazquez

Dr. Santiago Vazquez

Operations Director, Forensic & Environmental Toxicology

Darug. Dr. Santiago Vazquez

As Oper­a­tions Direc­tor, Foren­sic & Envi­ron­men­tal Tox­i­col­o­gy, Dr Vazquez leads tox­i­col­o­gy test­ing per­formed in coro­nial, drug and alco­hol treat­ment pro­grams, and drug dri­ving cas­es with­in NSW. He also leads the state’s Legionel­la Ref­er­ence Lab­o­ra­to­ry and lab­o­ra­to­ries which mon­i­tor drink­ing water for the pres­ence of bac­te­ria, met­als and pes­ti­cides in drink­ing water from region­al areas across NSW. Dr Vazquez is pas­sion­ate about sci­ence and fur­ther­ing sci­en­tif­ic ser­vices which con­tribute to bet­ter health and jus­tice sys­tems for NSW communities.

Dr Vazquez has more than 25 years of research and foren­sic expe­ri­ence. He has a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wol­lon­gong and a post­doc­tor­al fel­low­ship in pro­teomics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan (USA). He worked as a Senior Research Chemist at Waters Life Sci­ences R & D (Mass­a­chu­setts) and Pfiz­er Inc. (Cal­i­for­nia) as Senior Sci­en­tist in the Phar­ma­co­ki­net­ic and Drug Metab­o­lism Depart­ment work­ing on oph­thalmic drug development.


Forensic & Environmental Toxicology


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