Jason R. Richardson, MS, PhD, DABT, is the recipient of the 2017 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Achievement Award. This recognition is presented to a member of SOT who, within 15 years since obtaining his/her highest earned degree, has made significant contributions to toxicology.
Research conducted by Dr. Richardson focuses on the role of environmental exposures and their interactions with genetic susceptibility as contributors to neurological disease using translational approaches. He has recruited and led multidisciplinary teams of researchers to explore gene-environment interactions relevant to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD. Through the conduct of basic and epidemiological studies, he has contributed several significant findings that have broad implications for human health, individual susceptibility, and risk assessment as it relates to neurodegenerative disease and neurodevelopmental disorders. These efforts have been continuously funded by the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) through multiple R01 grants.