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Mark Cafarella

Lead Ecotoxicologist & Manager

Mark is an ecotoxicologist with extensive experience in laboratory study design and execution. Before joining our team, he spent 21 years at a global contract research organization, where he served in various leadership roles including Director of Ecotoxicology for both North American and European offices.

Here at Waterborne, Mark uses his diverse regulatory guideline knowledge as well as project management and technical study conduct skills to assist our clients with their multi-faceted regulatory ecotoxicology needs. To date, he has served as study director on over 200 aquatic and sediment toxicology studies and has been very involved in the validation and conduct of studies for the USEPA Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program. Mark has been instrumental in developing novel testing programs designed to answer specific regulatory questions, a skill set which offers Waterborne’s clients expert decision-making services for testing requirements.

Mark has actively participated in a number of industry and multi-stakeholder working groups and societies (e.g. OECD expert teams, SETAC). His primary areas of focus included study monitoring, study defense, and waiver request development.

Mark is a Massachusetts native and lives in a small coastal town in the southeastern part of the state.  He and his wife Carla have two teenage children and they enjoy music, hiking and the Boston sports scene.  Someday Mark would love to start a rock band.