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Chiharu Mori, Ph.D.

Chiharu Mori, Ph.D.

Environmental Toxicologist

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Environmental toxicologist with experience conducting research as a consultant to numerous industry clients and Federal and State agencies.
  • Human and ecological toxicity and risk assessment expertise for expert testimony
  • Extensive literature reviews on scientific topics in support of litigation, regulatory comments and risk assessments

Areas of Expertise

Environmental toxicology

Risk assessment

Natural Resource Damage Assessment


Professional Background

Independent Consultant | 2 years

Industrial Economics, Incorporated, Environmental Toxicologist/Scientist | 5 years

Gradient, Environmental Toxicologist | 2 years


B.S. in Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2001
Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from University of Connecticut, 2005

Key Publications

Lane S., C. Smith, J. Mitchell, B. Balmer, K. Barry, T. McDonald, C. Mori, P. Rosel, T. Rowles, T. Speakman, F. Townsend, M. Tumlin, R. Wells, E. Zolman, and L. Schwacke. 2015. Reproductive outcome and survival of common bottlenose dolphins sampled in Barataria Bay, Lousiana, USA, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Volume 282 Issue 1818.

Mori, C., B. Morsey, T. Gorton, M. Levin, and S. De Guise. 2008. Effects of organochlorines, individually and in mixtures, on B cell proliferation in marine mammals and mice. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A. 71 (4): 266-275.

Levin, M., H. Leibrecht, C. Mori, D. Jessup, and S. De Guise. 2007. Immunomodulatory effects of organochlorine mixtures upon in vitro exposure of peripheral blood leukocytes differ between free-ranging and captive Southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris). Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 119 (3-4) 269-277.

Mori, C., L. Morsey, M. Levin, P. Nambiar, and S. De Guise. 2006. Immunomodulatory effects of in vitro exposure to organochlorines on T cell proliferation in marine mammals and mice. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A. 69 (4): 283- 302.

Levin, M.J., B. Morsey, C. Mori, P. Nambiar,and S. De Guise. 2005. PCBs and TCDD, alone and in mixtures, modulate marine mammal but not B6C3F1 mouse leukocyte phagocytosis. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A. 68 (8) 635-656.

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