Mr. Kopp is the Biorepository Project Manager for the Neuroscience branch within the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. Currently, he is working on projects related to anxiety disorders, especially PTSD and commonly co-morbid conditions, with the emphasis on establishing a CNS Tissue and Data Repository. His research interests include neurocognitive and neurodegenerative disorders, PTSD and TBI psychological health and resiliency, and environmental neurotoxicology.
He earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s in Public Health in Environmental Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. In addition to his basic science graduate research investigating the role of environmentally-induced neurotransmitter modulation in Parkinson’s Disease, he was involved in several clinical studies with Emory University School of Medicine faculty and staff. Following graduation, David was awarded a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working in the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) prior to becoming the Senior Project Manager for the Bioterrorism Risk Assessment (BTRA) Project at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) for Department of Homeland Security (DHS). David plans to pursue a Doctorate in Neuroscience investigating the mechanisms of neuroprotection, stabilization, and regeneration in traumatic brain injury.