Joel Meyer

Truman and Nellie Semans/Alex Brown and Sons Associate Professor of Molecular Environmental Toxicology
Truman and Nellie Semans/Alex Brown and Sons Associate Professor of Molecular Environmental Toxicology
Associate Professor of Environmental Genomics in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Director of Graduate Studies of the Environmental Science Graduate Program
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute

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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University (2003)
  • B.S., Juniata College (1992)

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305