Wilson K. Rumbeiha
Dr. Wilson Rumbeiha is a Professor of One Environmental Health Toxicology, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. He is the ToxMSDT project Director. Dr. Rumbeiha is first in his family to go to college and 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 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. From August of 2011 to September 2019 Dr. Rumbeiha served as a Professor of Toxicology in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine (VDPAM). Dr Rumbeiha joined UC Davis in October 2019. Currently, at UC Davis Dr. Rumbeiha is engaged in research, teaching and service. 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.