Dr. Brent Kobielush received his B.S. from Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) in Chemistry and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Rochester, NY) in Toxicology. He studied in the lab of Dr. Thomas Gasiewicz where he focused on the functional phosphorylation of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR). He joined General Mills, Inc. in March 2009 as the Manager of Toxicology. He is currently responsible for assuring the chemical composition of all General Mills’ products meets applicable product safety and regulatory standards.Since 2011 he has served as the Secretary for the Toxicology and Safety Evaluation Division of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and is a member of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). He currently serves as a board member for the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) at the University of Nebraska. Additionally, he is the past Chair of the Food and Chemical Safety (FCS) Committee at the International Life Sciences Institute of North America (ILSI NA). He has been a member of the SOT since 2008 and is currently serving as the President-Elect for the Northland Regional Chapter and is the Vice President for the Food Safety Specialty Section.