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BioReliance Corporation Enhances Toxicology Expertise


ROCKVILLE, MD – September 12, 2011 -- BioReliance announced today that it is adding new personnel to enhance both its Genetic Toxicology and Mammalian Toxicology operations with three scientific experts, Mr. Timothy Lawlor, Dr. Rohan Kulkarni, and Ms. Marie McKeon.

BioReliance Corporation is a leading contract services company in the area of product safety.  Its clients include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, consumer product, medical device and academic organizations.

Mr. Lawlor joins BioReliance as the Director of Study Management for Genetic Toxicology, managing both Principal Scientists and Study Coordination. Mr. Lawlor has over thirty years of experience in contract research organizations and holds a Masters Degree from Temple University.  Since 1977 he has worked in the field of Genetic Toxicology as a scientist and study director and is globally recognized for his leadership and expertise.

Dr. Kulkarni has been named Senior Scientist in Genetic Toxicology. Dr. Kulkarni will serve as study director for studies in the In Vitro and In Vivo Cytogenetics Laboratories. Dr. Kulkarni received his PhD from Wayne State University working with Dr. James Tucker and has recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at FDA, NCTR (National Center for Toxicological Research) working in Dr. Suzanne Morris’ laboratory.

Ms. McKeon has been named Principal Scientist in Mammalian Toxicology. As a board certified regulatory toxicologist and the author of numerous publications on in vitro and in vivo toxicology, Ms. McKeon is ideally suited to serve as a study director at BioReliance. Ms. McKeon holds two Masters Degrees, from The George Washington University and New York University, and has over 30 years of experience in toxicology.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome these new scientists to our team at BioReliance,” said President and CEO, Charles C. Harwood, Jr. “Beginning with the addition of Dr. Marilyn Aardema as Chief Scientific Officer for Toxicology in late 2010, we have continued to expand and enhance our specialized toxicology operations. The expertise added by these newest additions is representative of the quality of our entire staff.” 

About BioReliance
BioReliance Corporation is a leading provider of cost-effective contract services, offering more than 1,000 tests or services related to biologics safety testing, specialized toxicology and animal health services.  Founded in 1947, BioReliance is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, with laboratory operations in Rockville and Scotland and offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Bangalore, India. The Company employs more than 650 people globally.  For more information, visit     

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