Author Feature: Myra L. Weiner, PhD

by | Aug 31, 2021 | Author Feature | 0 comments

Our lives are incredibly short, which is why we need to maximize impact, time, and resources to live life at its best. This is why a lot of people are eager more than ever to uncover their life’s purpose and do work they truly love. However, doing things to live life to the fullest isn’t as easy as one thinks. That doesn’t mean you can just wish yourself into a new life, but it does mean that you can actively work towards living life to the fullest. Life is filled with challenges and obstacles to overcome. Each one is a step closer to a happy and fulfilling life. Today, ReadersMagnet features Dr. Myra L.Weiner, who wrote a striking memoir of a woman’s journey through the ups and downs of life. 

Myra L. Weiner: A Winner in Life

Dr. Myra L. Weiner was born in Brooklyn, New York, but she grows up from state to state through high school. Her family relocated from Brooklyn to Princeton, New Jersey; Washington, DC; Akron, Ohio; State College, Pennsylvania; and Massapequa Park, New York.  

Dr. Myra L. Weiner went to Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University and earned her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry, graduating cum laude. She later continued her studies at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, for her Ph.D. Furthermore, she completed a postdoctoral appointment at the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Mississippi. 

After working for thirty years as a toxicologist, Dr. Myra L. Weiner is internationally recognized for her expertise in food additives, industrial chemicals, and pesticides. She was a recipient of the 2011 International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council Foundation’s Marshall Steinberg Memorial Award for outstanding contributions and achievements in excipient safety. As a research fellow at a major global chemical company, she is responsible for safety assessment, designing and directing toxicology studies, and interfacing with trade associations on a global basis. Additionally, she has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology for thirty years and a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Scientists for ten years. After her retirement, she founded TOXpertise, LLC, a consulting firm working to help clients with regulatory and scientific questions in toxicology. 

She is a volunteer for the Mercer County Community College Holocaust and Genocide Commission as a monument for her Jewish faith and the departed Jewish sisters and brothers. She stands as the Religious Affairs Committee of the Jewish Center of Princeton. She also volunteers at the Princeton University Friends of the Davis Center’s Individual English Conversation Program as a mentor for international students. 

As of date, Dr. Weiner has three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys in her free time writing, quilting, photography, reading, travel, Jewish study, and exploring the great outdoors. She is a member of the Hamilton Library Writers Group ever since 2012. Dr. Weiner has more achievements under her belt, making her a winner in life.

Published Work

Dr. Myra L. Weiner has published over forty research papers and critical review articles. She co-edited Excipient Toxicity and Safety (Marcel Dekker, 1999). Other than that, she has written and published a memoir entitled Uprooting the Poison Tree in 2019. This is her first non-academic book written after retiring from her passion. This narrates her journey from childhood to adulthood. Moreover, the book does not only tell a story but spark interest in science, form relatability for those who are in an abusive relationship, challenged for being a woman in a male-dominated profession and seeking spiritual connections and meaning in religious practices. Uprooting the Poison Tree will help find antidotes to toxic past and healing to finally find joy and peace. 

To know more about Dr. Myra Weiner’s book, visit her website or purchase a copy today. 

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