Company: North America Technologies and Business Inc. (NATNAB)
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Ashish Sachan, DVM, MVSC, PhD, Director at North America Technologies and Business Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of toxicology.
Dr. Sachan pursued the field of toxicology because of its highly dynamic and interdisciplinary nature. The toxicants of all kinds remain a major challenge for the society and public health authorities all over the world. Toxicology plays a major role, and it is difficult to find an aspect in our daily lives that is not positively impacted by this science. Dr. Sachan believes that toxicological sciences are fundamentally essential for the well-being of the environment and all life on Earth.
Ashish completed his bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine and master’s degree in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology through Veterinary College in Bangalore, India. He then received a Doctor of Philosophy in toxicology from the department of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology at Iowa State University in 2012. His PhD research involved the development of aptasensor technologies to detect toxic chemical species of forensic significance. During his PhD program, Dr. Sachan worked on projects sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In recognition of high scholarship during his graduate program, Dr. Ashish has been inducted into the Honor Society of Agriculture, Gamma Sigma Delta.
Dr. Sachan has been involved with toxicological sciences for more than 20 years in both the university and industrial settings. His publications and books have widely covered advancements in the field of pharmacology and toxicology, including research topics related to ethnopharmacology, pesticide toxicology, and nanosensor technologies. Alongside his primary work, Dr. Sachan was the co-editor of “Food Toxicology: Current Advances and Future Challenges” in 2018. Dr. Sachan is licensed in toxicology by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO). Dr. Sachan is a member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and has also served on the board of directors of the Society of Toxicology of Canada (STC).
Dr. Ashish has a unique political side to his profile as a toxicologist. While at Iowa State University, Ashish served as an Iowa State University ambassador to advocate and lobby the students’ issues with the legislatures at the Iowa State Capitol. Dr. Sachan ran to become the member of Parliament for Guelph from the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) in the 2019 federal elections. In March 2021, he has again won the nomination election in Guelph riding to be the CPC candidate for the next federal election. Ashish stands as the only toxicologist to ever run for member of Parliament.
Dr. Sachan also keeps himself strongly connected with the social and cultural fabric of the community. He is the recipient of the Canada Sesquicentennial Community Leader Award, which he received in 2017, for demonstrating exceptional leadership and for making outstanding contributions in the city of Guelph. In recognition of his outstanding contributions and his generosity of time and efforts to enrich the community, Dr. Sachan received the Community Champion Award at the Guelph & District Multicultural Festival in 2019.
Dr. Sachan has also participated as a mentor in the Toxicology Mentoring and Skills Development Training Program funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) “to provide career development opportunities for STEM undergraduates from diverse underserved backgrounds.” Dr. Sachan’s career goal is to provide technological and business solutions for a broad range of issues, including, but not limited to, food safety/security and environmental protection. Looking toward the future, Dr. Sachan wants to use his personal and professional experiences for policy and governance to create the most advantageous impact for scientific, technological and business development, for the ultimate benefit of the society and our global community as a whole.
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