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Mohamed Bahie Abou Donia

Dr. Mohamed Abou-Donia is a Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University Medical Center. He also holds a secondary appointment as a Professor of Neurobiology. He has been the Director of the Neurotoxicology Laboratory at Duke University Medical Center (1975-present). He was the Deputy Director of the Toxicology Program at Duke University from 1981 to 1995. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Certified Toxicologist by both the American Board of Toxicology since 1981 and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences since 1982. The overall research program in his laboratory is directed toward understanding the basic mechanism by which chemicals, e.g., pesticides, solvents, industrial chemicals, heavy metals, drugs, and nerve agents, adversely the nervous system. He has been investigating the mechanisms involved in the Persian Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses and developing treatment for them. His research program has focused on the assessment of brain injury from chemicals and trauma and developing serum biomarkers for such injuries. (e.g. J. Toxicol. Environ Health 76:363-380.). His research program has been funded by private organizations, e.g., Rockefeller Foundation and World Health Organization and federal agencies including NIESH, NIOSH, EPA, USDA, and DOD. He has more than 300 peer reviewed publications, most of which are in the area of neurotoxicology and edited a book “Neurotoxicology”.

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