Mary E. Davis, PhD

WV-INBRE Bioinformatics Core Director

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
(304) 293-3413 /

Dr. Davis is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University. She received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, she joined the faculty at the West Virginia University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Davis's research has centered on mechanisms of toxicity to chlorinated environmental contaminants including halomethane effects on liver and kidney, interactions among drinking water disinfection by-products and the role of cardiovascular control mechanisms in kidney toxicity. Dr. Davis held offices in the Allegheny-Erie Regional Chapter, Society of Toxicology (Councilor, President) and as the Treasurer of the Society of Toxicology. She served on the editorial boards of Toxicology and Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology and as a reviewer for NIH study sections and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Dr. Davis has served on expert review panels for the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. She has served on the Drinking Water Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board and on the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council Safe Drinking Water committees on Health Effects of Disinfectants and their Byproducts and on Pharmacokinetics; she currently serves on the Committee on Assessing Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene.