Micah Simmons



Micah Simmons began his career at the USDA Aquatic Animal Health Research Laboratory after he obtained a Master’s of Science from Auburn University. While at the USDA he studied bacteriological, parasitological, and nutritional and immunological problems in aquaculture. He continued his career in research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in the School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology. There he worked on the PAARTNERS project and studied Alzheimer’s using genetic linkage and SNP genotyping.  He transitioned to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology to work on various molecular and cellular neuroscience experiments using postmortem human brain to help understand the etiology of schizophrenia. He is currently working in the Cowell lab at Southern Research’s Neuroscience Drug Discovery Division.  In this role he will help further understanding of the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s and identify potential new drug targets for treatment