Markowski Research Bio


VINCENT P. MARKOWSKI, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Geneseo and is a research scientist in the Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health. Dr. Markowski received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology in 1994 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Toxicology (1994-1997) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is an active member of the Society of Toxicology, Society for Neuroscience, and Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. Dr. Markowski’s research focuses on the effects of heavy metals, industrial wastes, and crop pesticides on mammalian neurobehavioral and reproductive development. He is also interested in the roles of brain dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitter systems and the interactions between these systems and steroid, thyroid, and adrenal hormones. Dr. Markowski is currently investigating the long-term effects of developmental exposure to brominated flame retardants on learning and memory as well as the effects of gestational exposure to arsenic-contaminated drinking water. Dr. Markowski is also involved with numerous community outreach and educational activities including the creation of undergraduate core curricula in neuroscience and neurotoxicology.