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Daniel Tshala Katumbay M.D., Ph.D., F.A.N.A.

    • Associate Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Dr. Tshala-Katumbay earned his M.D. degree (Neurology) from the University of Kinshasa, Zaire, and a Ph.D. degree (Neurology) from the University of Uppsala in the city of Uppsala, Sweden, with additional training in Global Health. He has developed expertise in neuro-epidemiology, tropical neurology, and clinical and experimental neurotoxicolgy. 

Dr. Tshala-Katumbay has worked internationally with academic institutions to address issues related to biomedical research in resource-limited sub-Saharan Africa. He has developed a good understanding of the principles and pitfalls in international aid, collaboration, and global health interventions. Dr. Tshala-Katumbay is involved the International Brain Research Organization, an umbrella organization of the societies for neurosciences — to lecture on neurotoxicology topics and mentor students with interest in global neurosciences.

His current lines of research focuses on:

  1. Dissecting mechanisms of neurodegeneration using chemical (toxic) probes
  2. Elucidating the role of diet-toxic exposure-gene interactions in neurological diseases including epileptic encephalopathy
  3. Developing techniques for neuron-specific delivery of small molecules with putative protective properties to the nervous system
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Education

  • M.D., Kinshasa School of Medicine 1989
  • M.P.H., Oregon Health & Science University 2015
  • Ph.D., Uppsala University 2001
  • Residency:

    • Neurology, University of Kinshasa, 1996
  • Fellowship:

    • Neurotoxicology, Oregon Health and Science University, 2002
  • Certifications:

    • Zairian Board of Neuropsychiatrists, 1996

Memberships and associations

  • Society of Toxicology

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