Health Canada/Environmental Health Science Research Bureau /Mechanistic Studies Division
Dr. Francesco Marchetti is a research scientist at Health Canada and an internationally recognized expert in germ cell mutagenesis. His research focuses on the identification and characterization of environmental mutagens that affect the genetic integrity of germ cells, the transmission of genetic damage to the offspring and its health consequences. Prior to joining Health Canada, he held staff research positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Marchetti’s academic training includes a Doctoral Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Rome, La Sapienza in Italy (1990) and postdoctoral fellow positions at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana (1991-1994) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California (1994-1997). Dr. Marchetti is an author on over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He is an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University and the chair of the Germ Cell Workgroup of the Health and Environmental Science Institute’s Genetic Toxicology Technical Committee. Dr. Marchetti just completed a 5-year term as Editor-In-Chief of Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.