Dr. Max Ford serves as a toxicologist with CTEH. His background focuses on principles pertaining to molecular pharmacology, toxicology, virology, and veterinary diagnostics. Initially, Dr. Ford conducted his doctoral dissertation work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) where he researched structure-activity relationships, receptor-mediated signaling processes, and in vivo pharmacological/toxicological effects of novel cannabinoid and opioid ligands. Following the completion of his dissertation at UAMS, he served as an ORISE postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Toxicological Research where he investigated the molecular and behavioral neurotoxicological effects of anesthetic compounds in both rat and nonhuman primate research models. Before transitioning to CTEH, Dr. Ford served as the virology section supervisor at the Arkansas Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory where he provided expertise in the field of molecular diagnostics for routine and regulatory diagnostic testing for poultry, livestock, and companion animal cases in Arkansas.
Dr. Ford’s role at CTEH is to provide expertise in environmental toxicology, emergency response, litigation support, and toxicological risk-assessment.
Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2017, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
B.S., Chemistry and Biology, 2012, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR