Stephanie Simon is currently heading the Genetic Toxicology at Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. She studied Biology at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, moved then for her masters and doctoral thesis to the laboratory of Molecular Toxicology of Merck KGaA and received her Ph.D. in Natural Science from the University of Heidelberg in 2006. Since then, she held positions within the department as Quality Representative, Project Toxicologist, Study Director and Laboratory Manager and leads the Genetic Toxicology since 2015. Her focus of expertise is genetic toxicology testing strategies for pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals, including potential genotoxic impurities.
She is member of the HESI Genetic Toxicology Technical Committee (HESI-GTTC), the International Workshops on Genotoxicity Testing (IWGT), the German and European Mutagenicity and Genotoxicity Societies (EMGS) and the German Toxicology Society. In 2006, she was awarded with the German Federal Animal Welfare Research Award for the development of animal-free alternative testing methods.