Faculty & Staff

Frederick Berman, DVM, Ph.D.

Director, Toxicology Information Center, CROET

Research Interests

My role is to direct CROET’s Toxicology Information Center (TIC). The TIC is a special library for CROET scientists and students as well as the professional community and the general public of the state of Oregon. The TIC provides a vital outreach function to citizens and professionals by responding to their inquiries about the potential hazards from exposure to chemicals. I manage the library collection and retrieve information from local libraries, online databases and the internet that is specific to individual inquiries. The goal is to provide up-to-date, unbiased information in a form that is understandable and useful to the patron. I serve as liason between the research faculty and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences for CROET’s Superfund Basic Research Center. I also provide assistance to CROET scientists and students by doing literature research and retrieving requested reprints. Upon request, I proofread grant applications, manuscripts and correspondence for CROET scientists and students.


Dr. Berman obtained his DVM from Washington State University in 1982. He practiced farm and companion animal medicine for 9 years before returning to Oregon State University to obtain his Ph.D in toxicology. Dr. Berman joined the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 1997 as an Assistant Research Scientist, where he conducted studies on the neuropharmacology of novel opiate, cannabinoid and adenosine receptor agents, performed original research on the neurotoxicology of marine algal toxins, and taught pharmacology to second year veterinary students. He joined CROET in 2001 as a Research Associate and Director of the Toxicology Information Center (TIC).



Selected Publications