Environmental Effects and Risk Assessment, Bayer CropScience
Lisa Ortego is a Senior Science Fellow, ecotoxicologist, and risk assessor working in Bayer’s North American Environmental Effects and Risk Assessment Team. She is globally responsible for managing environmental safety of biopesticides, biostimulants, and biochemicals, and also has North American environmental safety responsibilities for conventional pesticides.
Lisa received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University in environmental health and her PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Mississippi. She has been a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology since 2001. Lisa has over 25 years of experience as an ecotoxicologist and risk assessor in the private sector, and her experience includes chemicals, metals, pesticides, biopesticides, biochemicals and biostimulants.
Lisa is very active providing technical and strategic input on the ecological testing and safety evaluation of biopesticides, biostimulants, and biochemicals. She has supported activities at European Biostimulant Industry Council, Biopesticide Industry Alliance (US), OECD Expert Group on Biopesticides, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association, and CropLife International. She has also provided technical review and support on environmental safety requirements and testing methods for various countries in South America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Europe. Separate from her work on biopesticides, Lisa has had a number of leadership roles outside of Bayer including CropLife America’s Environmental Science Policy Steering Group and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.