Zhengui Xia

Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Sheldon D. Murphy Endowed Chair In Toxicology & Environmental Health - 1, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology

1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 357234

Seattle, WA 98195-


Research Interests

Apoptosis. Neurogenesis. Adult neurogenesis. Children's health. Developmental toxicology. Genetic susceptibility to toxins. Nervous system toxicity. Neurotoxicology. Neurobiology. Olfaction and cognition. Heavy metals. Lead, cadmium, gene-environment interactions. GXE. Alzheimer’s disease. Cognitive decline. Senile dementia. Sex differences on disease susceptibility. Window of susceptibility.

DEOHS Biography


PhD Pharmacology, University of Washington, 1991

MS Biochemistry, Wuhan University (China), 1985

BS Biochemistry, Wuhan University (China), 1982

In the News

Cadmium, gene combo can speed up cognitive decline
Futurity, 12/03/2019

Study Suggests Lead Exposure Could Have Significant Effects on Grown-Ups too
SPH News, 10/18/2017

UW Superfund Program Receives $10 Million Award to Study Effects of Pollutants on Nervous System
SPH News, 08/15/2017