Wei Zheng

Purdue University, USA

Wei Zheng is a Professor of toxicology and University Faculty Scholar at Purdue University. Dr. Zheng is a Recognized Scholar in the fields of metal-induced neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and essential tremors. Dr. Zheng received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Zhejiang University and his Ph.D. degree from University of Arizona, Ariz, USA. He held a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor (from 1993 to 2000) and later Associate Professor (from 200 to 2003) in School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York City. He came to Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind, USA in 2003 and became a Full Professor in 2006. On Sept 1, 2008, Dr. Zheng assumed the leadership as the Head of the School of Health Sciences, a unit that comprises more than 50 faculty and staff, 600 undergraduate majors, and 40 graduate students. Dr. Zheng has been serving as the Member of the Editorial Board of Experimental Biology and Medicine, Journal of Toxicology, Fluids and Barriers of CNS, and Toxicology Letters (form 2004 to 2008). He was a Standing Member of NIH/Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee (from 2003 to 2007) and currently is a Standing Member of NIH/Neurotoxicology and Alcohol study section (from 2008 to 2012), two expert panels that evaluate and recommend federal research funds. He also serves as a Neurotoxicology Consultant to both pharmaceutical industry and law firms for brain bioavailability of neurotoxicants or drugs. He is active in the Society for Neurosciences, the Society of Toxicology (SOT), and the International Association of Neurotoxicology. He has organized, as the Chairman or Chairperson, of 14 international symposia, workshops, and conferences since 1999. Most recently, he served as the President of SOT Metals Specialty Section (from 2009 to 2010) and received a Distinguished Chinese Toxicologist Award by American Association of Chinese Toxicologists

Biography Updated on 28 August 2011

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