William Niemi, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Contact Information
Office: Troy Campus, Science Hall
Phone: (518) 244-2392
Email: [email protected]

Research Interests:

  • Mechanisms involved in memory formation in the rat hippocampus
  • Electrophysiological and fluorescent recordings of treated zebra fish


Niemi, W.D., 1999. Neurobiological theories of mental disorders. In: Review of Mental Health-Psychiatric Nursing, McGraw-Hill

Niemi, W.D., Audi, J., Bush, B., Carpenter, D.O., 1998. PCBs reduce long-term potentiation in the CA1 region of the rat hippocampus. Exp. Neurol.

Carpenter, D.O., Arcaro, K.F., Bush, B., Niemi, W.D., Pang, S., and Vakharia, D., 1998. Human health and chemical mixtures: an overview. Env. Health Perspectives.

Professional Activities:

Consultant in Environmental Neurotoxicology, NYS Department of Health.
Sigma Xi
New York Academy of Sciences

Community activities:

Chairman, Brunswick Conservation Advisory Council
Board of Directors, Rensselaer Taconic Land Conservancy