Dr. Aimen K. Farraj is in his sixth year as Principal Investigator/Research Biologist at the United States Environmental Protection Agency serving in the Cardiopulmonary and Immunotoxicology Branch of the Environmental Public Health Division. Dr. Farraj completed a dual Ph.D degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology and Environmental Toxicology at Michigan State University and two post-doctoral fellowships (North Carolina State University and the US EPA). He is a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology. His current research interests include the study of the adverse effects of air pollution on cardiovascular health, particularly in animal models of susceptible subgroups including hypertension, heart failure and diabetes. He is a faculty member of the Curriculum in Toxicology and the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is currently mentoring two University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill pre-doctoral students. He is presently serving as a committee member in the Society of Toxicology’s Career Resources and Development Committee, Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section and the Inhalation and Respiratory Specialty Section, as well as the US EPA’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.