Dr. Pamela Lein
Pamela (Pam) Lein earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA, a M.S. degree in Environmental Health Sciences from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, USA, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Buffalo in Buffalo, NY, USA. She completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Immunology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Currently, Dr. Lein is Professor of Neurotoxicology and Chair of the Department of Molecular Biosciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in Davis, CA, USA. In addition, she holds a faculty appointment in the UC Davis MIND Institute. Dr. Lein’s research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which environmental stressors, including persistent organic pollutants, organophosphorus cholinesterase inhibitors, and traffic-related air pollution contribute to the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Her research has been continuously funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health over the past 20 years, and she has > 225peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Lein is actively engaged in teaching and mentoring veterinary, graduate and undergraduate students in neuropharmacology and neurotoxicology. Her service activities include Director and PI of the NIH-funded training program in environmental health sciences at UC Davis, Director of the Career Development Program in the NIEHS-funded Environmental Health Sciences Center at UC Davis, Director and PI of the NIH-funded UC Davis CounterACT Center of Excellence, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal NeuroToxicology. She recently was recognized for her mentoring with an award from the UC Davis Office of Graduate Studies.