Dr. Meyer studies the effects of toxic agents and stressors on human and wildlife health. He is particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms by which environmental agents cause DNA damage, the molecular processes that organisms employ to protect prevent and repair DNA damage, and genetic differences that may lead to increased or decreased sensitivity to DNA damage. Mitochondrial DNA damage and repair, as well as mitochondrial function in general, are a particular focus. He studies these effects in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, in cell culture, and collaboratively in other laboratory model organisms as well as in human populations in the USA and globally.
School DivisionEnvironmental Sciences & Policy
- Ph.D., Duke University (2003)
- B.S., Juniata College (1992)
- Accelerated Aging in Gulf War Illness: Phenotypes, Epigenetic Biomarkers and Associations with Gulf War Exposures awarded by Department of Defense
- Which mechanisms of pollutant-induced mitochondrial dysfunction cause dopaminergic neurodegeneration? awarded by National Institutes of Health
- An acoustofluidic device for high-resolution 3D imaging and sorting of C. elegans without anesthetics awarded by Ascent Bio-Nano Technologies, Inc.
- Exploring the role of mitochondrial homeostatic processes in the accumulation and transmission of environmentally-induced mtDNA mutations across generations awarded by National Institutes of Health
- IPA for Ian Ryde awarded by VA New Jersey Health Care System
- Aquat Toxicol 263, ( ): 106658
- Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts ( ):
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- Plos One 18, no. 7 ( ): e0281797
- Micropublication Biology 2023, ( ):