Joel Meyer
Joel Meyer

Joel Meyer

Professor of Environmental Genomics in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Overview

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.

Positions

Professor of Environmental Genomics in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment

2023 Nicholas School of the Environment

Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute in the University Institutes and Centers

2017 University Institutes and Centers

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2013 School of Medicine

Education

B.S. 1992

1992 Juniata College

Ph.D. 2003

2003 Duke University

Publications, Grants & Awards

Offices & Contact

A354 Lev Sci Res Ctr
Durham, NC
27708
Box 90328
Durham, NC
27708-0328