Dr. B. Paige Lawrence received her PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology from Cornell University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Oregon State University, she was a member of the faculty at Washington State University, where she obtained tenure. She has been at the University of Rochester since 2006, where she holds an endowed professorship in Environmental Medicine and is also a professor of Microbiology & Immunology. She is Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine and Director of the Rochester Environmental Health Science Center. Her research focuses primarily on determining how environmental signals influence the immune system, including how early life exposures shape the way the immune system develops and functions later in life, and across generations. This research combines toxicology, immunology, cell and molecular biology, and integrates in vivo, in vitro, and in silico approaches. She is Deputy Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives, and an Associate Editor for Toxicological Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. She is active in the Society of Toxicology, and over the years has held numerous positions. She has served on many review panels and advisory committees for governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations. She has also chaired and served on organizational committees for international scientific conferences, and in advisory roles for several research, policy, and educational programs in the USA and Europe.