Meet Dr. Claire McCarthy, a toxicologist and science-writing enthusiast!

Claire McCarthy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 19, 1989. She attended Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and graduated summa cum laude in May of 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Biomedical Humanities. She began doctoral studies in Toxicology at the University of Rochester in July of 2011. During her first year of graduate school, Claire joined the laboratory of Dr. Patricia Sime and began researching the toxicological effects of dung biomass smoke inhalation. She passed her qualifying exam and received her Master of Science degree in Toxicology from the University of Rochester in October of 2013. She was awarded a Toxicology Training Fellowship from 2012-2016.