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Vanderbilt University, USA
Michael Aschner is the Gray E B Stahlman Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His research interests are in the Neurobiology and Physiology of astrocytes and the mechanisms of CNS injury Current studies address gene environment interactions in mercury and manganese induced neurotoxicity and carried out in C elegans and rats. The impact of manganese on neurodevelopment is assessed in human neonates by means of MRI. Dr. Aschner has served on numerous national and international toxicology panels Institute of Medicine EPA CDC served and chaired the ALTX3 NIH study section. He has authored 8764; 350 peer reviewed manuscripts and chapters and serves as an Associate Editor for Neurotoxicology and Toxicological Sciences. He has been a member of the Society of Toxicology SOT and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. He held the presidency of the International Neurotoxicology Association. He is also the recipient of the 2010 SOT Merit Award.
Cellular & Molecular mechanisms of heavy metal neurotoxicity,Gulf War syndrome, Neurodegeneration,Neuron-glia interaction.