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José E. Manautou is the Department Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Assistant Dean of Graduate Education and Research and Professor of Toxicology at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. His long-term research interests are on biochemical and molecular mechanisms of xenobiotic-induced hepatotoxicity and defining compensatory responses to liver injury that enhance tissue resistance to toxicant re-exposure (i.e., adaptation). In his twenty years as an educator, Dr. Manautou has contributed to the training of over 2,000 pharmacy students. His teaching expertise is in pharmacology and toxicology. In addition, he has taught to nearly 4,000 non-pharmacy students a basic toxicology course entitled, “Toxic Chemicals and Health.” He has trained multiple Ph.D., MS graduates and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Manautou has published over 200 originally research articles, abstracts, commentaries and other reports. He has been the principal and co-investigator of numerous extra- and intramural grants. His service to the scientific community and to the discipline of toxicology is exemplary. In 2003, Manautou was elected councilor of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and has served in key committees and task forces of the society. He was the recipient of the 2006 Achievement Award of the SOT. His involvement in the review of extramural and intramural science for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been also significant. He was member of the NIH Xenobiotic and Nutrient Disposition and Action Study Section, NIH College of CSR Reviewers, and the NIEHS Board of Scientific Counselors. He also served as member of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council and on three separate committees for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He is a member of The Board of Trustees for the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Current Opinions in Toxicology and the President-Elect of the International Union of Toxicology. He obtained his BS in pharmacy from the University of Puerto Rico, Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology at Purdue University in 1991, and postdoctoral training at the University of Connecticut. He also conducted sabbatical training at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.