Dr Randall Davis
Editor-in-Chief: Dr Randall L Davis
In 1990, Dr Davis received his BS in biomedical sciences from Oklahoma State University. He remained at Oklahoma State University until 1994 when he received an MS in zoology. In 1998 he received a PhD in nutrition from Texas Tech University. Upon completion of his doctoral degree, he trained for six years (1998 to 2004) in pharmacology and neuroscience as a postdoctoral research associate at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and was an instructor and course coordinator in the nutrition program at Texas Tech University. During this period, he received a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. Additionally during these training years, he received numerous academic scholarships, teaching awards, and young investigator awards. In 2004 he was appointed assistant professor, and in 2010 Dr Davis was appointed associate professor of pharmacology at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.
Dr Davis is the managing editor for the special issue: Neuroinflammation: modulation by drugs of abuse, published in Frontiers in Bioscience, peer reviews manuscripts for numerous scientific journals, and is a grant reviewer for the Alzheimer’s Association.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities in the medical and biomedical sciences graduate curricula at OSU-CHS and other professional activities, Dr Davis has a productive, NIH-funded research program in neuroinflammation with interests in the characterization of 1) alcohol effects on neuroinflammatory pathways in glia and 2) the anti-inflammatory actions of opioid and cannabinoid agents in in vitro models of neuroinflammation.