SPD Scientific Work Group Participants

Levin, Edward D., PhD

Title: Professor
Department: Psychiatry
Institution: Duke University School of Medicine
Mailing Address: Bell 340 DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-6273

Dr. Levin's research interests concern neurobehavioral toxicology and neurobehavioral pharmacology. He is particularly concerned with drug and toxicant effects on cognitive function. He has characterized the cognitive deficits from exposure to lead, PCBs, cocaine, nicotine, the pesticide chlorpyrifos and the marine toxin Pfiesteria piscicida. He and his collaborators have been working with a rat, mouse and zebrafish models of toxicant-induced neurocognitive deficits to determine the mechanisms of these impairments and therapeutic treatments to reverse them. He has appointments in the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Duke University Integrated Toxicology Program. Dr. Levin is a field Editor for Neurotoxicology and Teratology.