David A. Davis, PhD, DABTResearch Assistant Professor, Neurology
Associate Director, Brain Endowment Bank
Miller School of Medicine
Dr. Davis received his PhD in Pathology from Boston University School of Medicine and completed his post doctorate training in brain aging at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology located at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Davis has devoted his scientific career to exploring the association between environmental exposures and their potential roles in accelerating dementia and movement disorders. His current research focuses on investigating connections between toxins produced by harmful algal blooms, heavy metals, and nanoplastics with pathological changes observed in Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
He is board certified by the American Board of Toxicology, a member of the American Association of Neuropathologists, the American Association of Bioanalysts Board of Registry, the Society of Toxicology Southeastern Chapter, and the International Society of Neurotoxicology.
His work on cyanobacterial toxins has led to publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society, has been featured in several film documentaries, and reported in nationwide news outlets such as CNN, FOX, Miami Herald, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The London Economic, and the Washington Post.