Darryl Hood is a nationally recognized expert in the area of neurotoxicology, particularly with respect to the effects of environmental toxicants on the developing fetus and subsequent effects on learning, memory, and behavior. He graduated from Johnson C. Smith University with the B.S. (cum laude) degree in biology and chemistry. He matriculated at Quillen College of Medicine of East Tennessee State University, earning a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry. He completed postdoctoral training in biophysics and molecular toxicology as a National Science Foundation E.E. Just fellow in the Center of Molecular Toxicology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn, USA. Following his 4-year postdoctoral fellowship, he accepted a faculty position at Meharry Medical College, where he currently serves as a Tenured Professor and as the Director of the Meharry Center in the field of environmental health disparities and medicine. He is a Member of the Environmental Protection Agencies and the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (NEJAC) working group. He is also a Member of the Environmental Protection Agencies Science Advisory Board on Exposure and Human Health Committee.
Biography Updated on 20 June 2011