Trevor M. Penning
Trevor M. Penning, Ph.D., is the Thelma Brown and Henry Charles Molinoff Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and OB/GYN and is the Director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Penning was Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Programs, and Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Research Training, School of Medicine from 1997-2001, and was Director of Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs (BPP) from 2001-2005. As Director of BPP, he oversaw the appointments, training and education of 850 postdoctoral fellows across the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Dental Medicine.
Dr. Penning is internationally recognized for his research on steroid hormone enzymology and mechanisms by which polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons cause cancer. His research is now focused on the emerging role of Aldo-Keto Reductases (AKRs) in hormonal and chemical carcinogenesis. He has published over 228 peer-review articles and is the recipient of five U.S. patent applications. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Chemical Research in Toxicology, and Steroids. He was elected to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars in 1998. He is a consultant to the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer. He was elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2010. He is currently is Chair, Division of Chemical Toxicology of the American Chemical Society 2013-2014.
B.Sc., Physiology and Biochemistry, First Class Honors, Southampton University, UK, 1972; Ph.D., Biochemistry, Southampton University, UK, 1976.
Perelman School of Medicine
Trevor M. Penning (2012). Hydrofracking: Public Health Issues and Impacts, Presentation for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.