David W. Herr

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA


David W. Herr received his B.S. degree in biology from The Pennsylvania State University (1979), his M.S. degree in zoology (minor in toxicology) from The North Carolina State University (1983), and his Ph.D. degree in toxicology from The University of North Carolina (1988). His area of specialization was in neurotoxicolgy. Postdoctoral training was done at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (ADME of neurotoxicants) and the US EPA (sensory neurophysiology). He then accepted a position in the Neurophysiological Toxicology Branch at the US EPA. His current position is a Supervisory Toxicologist and Branch Chief for the Neurotoxicology Branch in the Toxicity Assessment Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Laboratory (NHEERL), of EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD). Dr. Herr’s research interests focus on relating biochemical alterations to changes in physiological function after exposure to chemical mixtures. His research interests also include the role of nonchemical stressors in altering responses to chemical mixtures. Neurophysiological techniques specialize in sensory, peripheral nerve, and muscle function-similar to techniques used clinically in humans. He coauthored the US EPA testing guidelines for Sensory Evoked Potentials (OCSPP 870.6855). Dr. Herr is a Member of the Society for Neuroscience, International Brain Research Organization, and the Society of Toxicology.

Biography Updated on 29 March 2011

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