Biosciences Division


Anthony Q. Armstrong

Anthony Q. Armstrong

Risk and Regulatory Analysis Group
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6480
Phone:  (865)576-1555
Fax: (865)574-5353

M.S. in Microbiology from University of Georgia in 1989 and B.S. in Chemistry/Biology from Tennessee Technological University in 1986.  Mr. Armstrong who joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1990 has worked as an environmental scientist with recent efforts related to human health and environmental risk assessments.  Recent risk assessment research has focused on microbial pesticides and microbial pathogens.  He has evaluated the fate and impact of microbial pesticides to human health and the environment.  He has performed ecological risk assessments for chemical and microbial pesticides including development and utilization of fate, transport and exposure models for ecological and human endpoints.  One area of emphasis involves the environmental assessment of newly developed plant incorporated protectants that contain Bt insecticidal proteins.  He has developed environmental assessment methodologies and conducted assessments of corn, soybean and cotton PIP products in support of the regulatory registration process.

Risk research on microbial pathogens has included development of a risk assessment framework for on-site wastewater treatment systems, problem formulation for human health risk assessments of land-applied biosolids, and spatial risk assessments of food-borne pathogens in the farm environment.