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Wei Zheng

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Email: wz18 |at| purdue.edu
Office: CIVL 1169A Map
Phone: (765) 496-6447
Fax: (765) 496-1377
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Head, School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences
Professor of Health Sciences and Toxicology

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M.S. Zhejiang University College of Pharmacy, Hangzhou, Pharmacology
Ph.D. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Pharmacology & Toxicology

Research Interests

Toxicology of blood-brain barrier and blood-CSF barrier. Neurotoxicology of heavy metals (lead, manganese, iron, aluminum, and mercury): transport, homeostasis in the CNS, and molecular mechanisms. Roles of brain barriers in etiology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson′s syndrome and Alzheimer′s disease. Chelation therapy of metal toxicities. Transport of substances by the blood-CSF barrier in the choroid plexus. In vitro model of blood-brain/CSF barrier.

Teaching Interests

HSCI 101 Introduction to the Health Sciences Professions


National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
U.S. Department of Defense
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