Dr. Jason Richardson is Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work at Florida International University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS). Dr. Richardson received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Mississippi State University and completed postdoctoral training in at Emory University. He spent 10 years at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, where he served as Deputy Director and Director of the Joint Graduate Program in Toxicology. He then moved to Northeast Ohio Medical University, where he founded the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and Aging. Dr. Richardson has served as a reviewer and Chair for several NIH grant review panels and has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He received the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award from NIEHS and was the inaugural recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Toxicology Division of ASPET. He received the SOT Achievement Award in 2017. He has served previously as Secretary-Treasurer for the Neurotoxicology Specialty Section at SOT (NTSS) and is currently serving as Vice President. He has also served on the Committee for Diversity Initiatives at SOT. Dr. Richardson’s research focuses on the role of environmental exposures and their interactions with genetic susceptibility as contributors to neurological disease using translational approaches with the goal of developing biomarkers and personalized approaches to treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.