Dr. Jason Cannon received his Ph.D. in Toxicology from the University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an Associate Professor of Toxicology at Purdue University, where he studies mechanisms of environmentally induced neurodegeneration and teaches several toxicology courses. More recently, his laboratory has developed a multi-species approach to study the comparative biology of neurodegeneration, where he utilizes rodent, amphibian, nematode and in vitro models to test mechanistic hypotheses and advance understanding of human neurodegeneration. Further, Dr. Cannon leads multiple graduate programs as Director of the Purdue Toxicology Graduate Program and Head, Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program. He is currently the Vice President for the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section (NTSS) for the Society of Toxicology. Dr. Cannon serves the field of toxicology in many other ways, such as on the following editorial boards: Neurotoxicology (Associate Editor), Neurotoxicology & Teratology; Frontiers in Toxicology (Associate Editor), Frontiers in Genetics, Toxicology, Toxicological Sciences, and Toxics. The most rewarding part of Dr. Cannon’s career is the success of his trainees.
Dr. Jason Cannon is mentoring Besan Khader.