Tala Daya, Postdoctoral Researcher
Tala Daya is a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry at the University of California Berkeley. She attained her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and has a BS in Chemical Engineering. During her PhD, she was a member of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability. Her thesis concentrated on facilitating sustainability considerations for designers and engineers during the material selection process in additive manufacturing. Her current work concentrates on sustainable chemistries and materials in a wide range of industries including retail supply chains (Costco consulting project), building materials (Oakland EcoBlock, 100 Resilient Cities Competition), and additive manufacturing SLA resins (EPA Pollution Prevention grant).
David Faulkner, Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Faulkner received his PhD in Molecular Toxicology from UC Berkeley in 2017, a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health (2013), and a BS in Microbiology, and a BA in English Language from the University of Michigan (2011). His dissertation work investigated the use of high-throughput in vitro and alternative methods for hazard assessment of industrial chemicals. He is also interested in green chemistry, rational molecular design, and computational toxicology. In 2017 he published a book chapter on how to use computational toxicology tools in the early stages of chemical design. He has been an active member of the Society of Toxicology since 2013, frequently writing for the SoT Communique Blog, and is the Treasurer of the SoT Postdoctoral Student Association. David also contributes to the In Silico Toxicology Protocols Consortium and edits the popular science communication blog UseYourBrainForScience.com. He joined the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry as a Postdoctoral Scholar in 2018 where he provides toxicological support to an interdisciplinary team of Green Chemistry researchers.
Ivette Quintanilla, Faculty Support Administrator