Focus:  Neurotoxicology associated with heavy metal exposure.

  • Dr. Gonzalez Cuyar's research focuses on Neuropathologic changes associated with exposure to heavy metals such as manganese and gadolinium.
  • We are part of a multi-center collaboration between University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis, University of the Witwatersrand, and the National Institute for Occupational  Health of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Our funded work revolves around the neuropathological characterization of the early changes associated with chronic low-level Mn exposure in the world’s largest occupational exposure autopsy program.