Martin Mulvihill, Ph.D

Joseph H. Guth, Ph.D., J.D.

Research Scientist
Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Phone: 510-643-9208
Office: 461 University Hall
Mail: 50 University Hall #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
Email: jguth@berkeley.edu

Web: http://coeh.berkeley.edu/greenchemistry/
Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry

Full CV (pdf)

Creative Achievements

  • J.D. degree from New York University School of Law (1986)
  • Doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1983) (research focus and three publications on the mechanism of nitrogenase, a key enzyme in biological nitrogen fixation)
  • A.B. from University of California, Berkeley (1976)

Current Research Interests

Green chemistry, chemicals policy and law, including the intersection between policy development in the European Union, the United States and California; Development of decision-making structures in environmental law designed to promote long-term preservation of ecologically functioning earth systems rather than cost-benefit trade-offs of environmental quality for economic growth.


Key Publications

Guth, J., Cumulative Impacts:  Death-Knell For Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Decisions, Barry Law Review, Vol.11, pp. 23-57, (July 2009 publication of Winter 2008 issue), available at: www.sehn.org.

Guth, J., Resolving the Paradoxes of Discounting in Environmental Decisions, Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 95-114 (Winter 2009), available at: www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/html/current_issue.html.

Guth, J., Law for the Ecological Age, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 431-512 (Spring 2008), available at: www.vjel.org/journal/pdf/VJEL10068.pdf.

Joseph H. Guth and Robert H. Burris, The Role of Mg2+ and Mn2+ In The Enzyme-Catalyzed Activation of Nitrogenase Fe Protein from Rhodospirillum rubrum, 213 Biochem. J. 741-49 (1983), available at: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=1152191&blobtype=pdf.
Joseph H. Guth and Robert H. Burris, Inhibition of Nitrogenase-Catalyzed NH3 Formation by H2, 22 Biochemistry 5111-22 (1983), available at: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bi00291a010.

Joseph H. Guth and Robert H. Burris, Comparative Study of the Active and Inactive Forms of Dinitrogenase Reductase from Rhodospirillum Rubrum, 749 Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 91-100 (1983).


Appointments

  • Appointed Member, California Environmental Protection Agency Green Ribbon Science Panel (ongoing)
  • Appointed Member, California Environmental Protection Agency Cumulative Impacts and Precautionary
  • Approaches Workgroup (ongoing)
  • Appointed Member, US EPA National Pollution Preventions and Toxics Advisory Committee (resigned)

Honors

  • Law Review, editor, New York University School of Law (1985-86)
  • Sigma Xi, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1983)
  • Distinction in General Scholarship (cum laude) (1976)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1976)
  • Honors in Biochemistry (1976)
  • Edward Frank Kraft Prize (1973) (First Quarter Scholastic Record)