Michael Aschner earned his B.S. degree from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, in 1980 and his Ph.D. degree in anatomy and neurobiology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA, in 1985. After a brief postdoctoral fellowship in toxicology (at the same institution), he assumed his first faculty position (Assistant followed by Associate Professorship) at the Department of Pharmacology at Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, USA (1988–1994). For the next decade, he joined the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. As of 2004, Dr. Aschner serves as the Gray E. B. Stahlman Professor of Neuroscience at the Department of Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn, USA. He also holds joint appointments at the Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development and at the Department of Pharmacology. Dr. Aschner has served on numerous national and international toxicology panels (Institute of Medicine, US Environmental Protection Agency, and Center for Disease Control), served and chaired a National Institutes of Health study section, and has authored approximately 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts and chapters in the area of neurotoxicology. He serves as an Associate Editor (Neurotoxicology; Toxicological Science) and on the Editorial Boards (Toxicology; Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis; Alcohol) of several journals, and he edited several books related to neurotoxicology. He is a Member of the Society of Toxicology and Society for Neuroscience, a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, and a Past President of the International Neurotoxicology Association.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2012