The Teratology Society

Society of Toxicology


Creating a Safer and Healthier World by Advancing the Science and Increasing the Impact of Toxicology.

The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a preeminent scientfic organization for professionals involved in toxicology. Founded in 1961, the Society is a global organization with more than 7,000 members from all over the world. The Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the vision of creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science of toxicology. Toward this vision, the SOT strives to increase the scientific impact of the science of toxicology, promote the awareness of and recognition of scientific achievements within toxicology, build for the future of toxicology and is dedicated to increasing the visibility of the organization and its members as scientific leaders.

The Society's members represent the broad spectrum of sciences that toxicology encompasses, ranging from the more mature disciplines of pharmacology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, pathology, pharmacy, and veterinary sciences to the emerging disciplines of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. Members are drawn from academic institutions, industry, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private consulting firms and work together to help the organization advance science to enhance and protect human, animal, and environmental health.

The Organization

SOT is governed by an 13-person elected council and is managed by administrative offices in Reston, Virginia. Because SOT is dedicated to building for the future of toxicology, expanding and deepening member engagement, and strengthening organizational effectiveness, SOT offers rich and diverse services for members through a vast network of committees and task forces. The Society has 27 Specialty Sections focusing on specific areas in toxicology, 18 Regional Chapters that foster scientific exchanges of information at the national and local levels, and six Special Interest Groups that are dedicated to increasing the diversity and inclusiveness of the organization.


  • AIM Partner Since 1999
  • Affiliated with AIM Staff Since 1985
  • Executive Director Tonia M. Masson
  • Deputy Executive Director Martha Malone
  • Established in 1961
  • 7,000 Members from Around the Globe
  • Meetings held in Europe and North America
  • Operating Budget is $5,000,000 to $10,000,000
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