Professor Weisskopf was a panelist for the Forum’s discussions on Pesticides and Food and Chemical Exposures and the Brain.
Marc Weisskopf’s research interests mostly comes from his background in neurobiology. He is interested in how environmental factors affect the nervous system, as well as the epidemiology of neurologic disorders. Current areas of his work include how environmental exposures relate to:
- cognitive function,
- psychiatric disorders,
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and
- Parkinson’s disease (PD)
Some examples of his current work are exploring how exposure to, e.g., lead, manganese, and air pollution affect cognitive function and psychiatric symptoms; how exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam relate to the development of PD; and how formaldehyde and lead exposure relate to the development of ALS.
Video featuring Professor Weisskopf: Pesticides tied to ADHD in children