Cliona McHale (Specialist) joined the laboratory of Dr. Martyn Smith as a postdoctoral fellow after completing her PhD in Hematology at The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has been a researcher with the UC Berkeley Superfund Program (SRP) for many years, conducting toxicogenomic studies to identify biomarkers related to benzene exposure and leukemia risk. She has participated in initiatives with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to apply these SRP findings in risk assessment. She is currently participating in a collaboration between Berkeley SRP and the California EPA to develop new approaches to assess cumulative risk. Dr. McHale is a Research Translation lead and acting Business Manager of Berkeley SRP. Cliona is on the Editorial Board of Mutation Research Reviews (Jan, 2017 to Jan, 2020).