Methodologies: Biology Applications, Neuroscience

Rudy Richardson

Professor, Toxicology

Affiliation(s):

Neurology

Dr. Rudy J. Richardson is the Dow Professor of Toxicology in the School of Public Health and Associate Professor of Neurology in the Medical School.

His research interests include computational molecular modeling, including ligand-receptor docking, molecular dynamics simulations, and homology modeling, with applications to toxicology, medicinal chemistry, protein structure and function, neurodegenerative disorders, and the molecular basis of insecticide resistance in disease vectors.

Dr. Richardson received his BS (magna cum laude) in Chemistry from Wichita State University. Upon achieving PhD candidacy in Chemistry at Stony Brook, he transferred to Harvard, where he earned the ScM and ScD degrees in Physiology/Toxicology. He did postdoctoral work in Neurochemistry at the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit in Carshalton, England, before coming to the University of Michigan in 1975. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Chemical Society, and the Society of Toxicology, and he is board-certified by the American Board of Toxicology.

3D alignment of human (magenta) and T. californica (green) acetylcholinesterase (AChE) using MUSTANG and YASARA.