VIP Biography for
James A. Gagne, Ph.D.
|James A. Gagne, Ph.D.|
|Industry||Pesticide research and development|
|Title||Research Fellow, Ecotoxicology|
|Expertise||Ecotoxicology, ecological risk assessment, product defense, entomology|
|Current Organization||BASF Corporation|
|Type of Organization||Pesticide research and development|
|Major Product||Plant protection products|
|Area of Distribution||International|
|University/Degree||Ph.D., Entomology, Texas A&M University, 1980|
|Born||November 25, 1948, Hartford, Connecticut|
|Published Works||20+ publications|
|Affiliations||Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry; Entomological Society of America; CropLife America|
|Hobbies & Sports||Golf, music, flyfishing|
|Career Accomplishments||As ecotoxicologist, contributed to the registration or re-registration of 5 major plant protection products, mainly insecticides; Chaired CropLife America technical committee for ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry; Awarded American Cyanamid Co. Scientific Achievement Award for developing field techniques to measure potential effects of an insecticide on birds; As expert witness, successfully defended all testing costs in a cost sharing arbitration for a major insecticide|
|Work History||Started at American Cyanamid Co. in 1980 as a Program Coordinator and was promoted to increasingly responsible positions as Senior Program Coordinator, Product Development Manager, Principal Research Scientist, Associate Research Fellow and to Research Fellow in 1997|
|Spouse||Cynthia C. Gagne (nee Catt)|
|Married||May 31, 1975|
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