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Wilson K Rumbeiha

Wilson Rumbeiha
Wilson K Rumbeiha


Vet Diagnostic & Production Animal Med
(515) 294-0630
2659 Vet Med
Expertise / Research Area
My area of expertise is toxicology. Veterinary toxicology is my home in toxicology, but I am also board-certified in general toxicology. 1. The role of the environment in neurotoxicology and neurodegeneration. Currently I am investigating the efficacy of Cobinamide for treatment of hydrogen-sulfide-induced neurotoxicity. This work is funded by an NIH CounterACT grant. 2. Applied diagnostic and clinical toxicology. Currently I am working on an FDA funded research on diagnostic methods development. My current research in this area is development and validation of a tissue-based diagnostic test for aflatoxin B1 in liver and urine. Also I am working on cyanotoxins applied research, diagnostic test methods and impact of microcystin LR on human health and animal health.
I teach VDPA 426 Veterinary Toxicology to professional DVM students. I also teach modules in Tox 501, VDPAM 426X, VDPAM 526 and other graduate toxicology courses.
BVM (DVM equivalent), PhD. Certified by the American Board of Toxicology, the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, and Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological sciences.
I have held numerous leadership positions in professional societies. I am currently President of Toxicologists without Borders, Inc. I am also serving on editorial boards of Professional Journals.. JVDI, and JMT. I served as Section chief Toxicology at Michigan State University for several years before taking on my current job at ISU.
Honors & Awards
SOT International ToxScholar Outreach Award, 2013 SOT Global Senior Scholar Host Award, 2014 Carnegie Diaspora Fellowship 2014 The Daniels Award for excellence in advancement of knowledge concerning Small Animal Endocrinology, Daniels Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 2000.
I am a member in several professional and leadership organizations. A sample list is as follows: 1. Member AAVLD 2. Member AAVCT 3. IVMA 4. Member AASV 5. Member Society for Neuroscience 6. Member TWB, Inc 7. Member Toastmasters International, etc