Dr. Wilson K. Rumbeiha
Dr. Wilson Rumbeiha, BVM, PhD, DABT, DABVT, ATS is a veterinary toxicologist. Veterinary toxicology is a broad field which offers multiple career opportunities in academia, government and in the private sector. What sets veterinary toxicologists apart is their training in comparative medicine coupled with in-depth knowledge in toxicology. Veterinary toxicologist use their skills in cutting edge research and in clinical and translational medicine. Dr Rumbeiha graduated in 1982 with a BVM (DVM equivalent) from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda and with a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario Canada in 1991. After a completing a Residency/Post doc at Kansas State University in Manhattan KS, in 1993, Dr Rumbeiha joined Industry, serving as Staff Scientist at Embro Corporation in Minneapolis, MN, and as a Study Director, Comparative Toxicology Division, White Sands Research Center, Alamogordo, NM. Following the 2-year stint in industry, Dr Rumbeiha returned to academia. He worked as a Clinical Toxicologist at Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing MI, from January 1996 to August 2011 in the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation. During tenure at MSU he served as the Section Chief of Toxicology in the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, (DCPAH) at the same time. He is Board-certified both by the American Board of Toxicology (ABT), by the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT), and by the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS).
Dr. Rumbeiha joined Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, in August of 2011. He is currently a Professor of Veterinary Toxicology in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM). The current focus of his research is to understand the basic and translational aspects of hydrogen sulfide-induced neurotoxicology and neurodegeneration; and translational veterinary clinical and diagnostic toxicology. He is an author on > 60 peer reviewed publications, and over 40 book chapters. Dr. Rumbeiha has also served on several leadership positions in professional organizations and is currently section editor for the Journal of Medical Toxicology and the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.