Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Associate Professor

Neurology | Neurophysiology | Neurotoxicology | Toxicology


Research Interests

  • ​Toxicology
  • Neurotoxicology
  • Cellular mechanisms of Botulinum neurotoxins

Dr. Coffield’s research interests focus on neurotoxic agents that alter synaptic transmission. In particular, she studies the actions of toxins such as the Clostridial neurotoxins (Botulinum and Tetanus) at the mammalian neuromuscular junction.

Educational Background

  • ​DVM (1989) University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • PhD (1991) University of Wisconsin–Madison


  • ​Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program, Director
  • Biomedical Health Sciences Institute, member
  • Community of Science, member
  • Regenerative Biomedicine Center, member
  • Society for Neuroscience, member & UGA Chapter past president
  • Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Toxicology, member

Teaching Experience

  • ​Veterinary Toxicology, Course Coordinator
  • Mammalian Cell Physiology, Course Coordinator
  • Neurophysiology
  • Organ Systems Toxicology

Selected Publications

  • ​Publications by Dr. Coffield may be found at PubMed.

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