Dr. Peery has a background in nursing and medicine and a great interest in pathology, neurology, cardiology, and endocrinology. Dr. Peery has a PhD in Neuropharmacology from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Peery also has an Associate Degree in nursing. Dr. Peery practiced for six years as an RN in New York State and Arizona and is actively licensed in Arizona.
Dr. Peery has taught medical, dental, nursing, and graduate students across North America. At the University of Calgary, Dr. Peery taught medical students, medical residents, and graduate students in anatomy and assisted in pathology. At the University of Washington, Seattle, Dr. Peery teaches Pathophysiology and Molecular and Cell Biology.
At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Peery teaches Advanced Cell Biology, Cellular Signal Transduction, Principles of Immunology, and Cancer Biology. In Calgary, as an Associate Member of the Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Research Institute and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Dr. Peery continues to research imaging small tumors. For this, Dr. Peery grows glioblastoma and neuroblastoma cell lines. Dr. Peery also looks at epigenetic factors in stem cell aging and, in particular, the influence of mitochondria on the aging process.
As a result of his Ph.D. research, Dr. Peery became interested in a paraneoplastic neuroautoimmune disorder and co-established a foundation, The Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis Foundation, Inc., based in Ottawa, to help people with the disorder and serve as a clearinghouse for physicians. Dr. Peery serves as Basic Science Director.
Dr. Peery also writes and contributes to textbooks. His most recent book was on medical endocrinology. Dr. Peery is currently working on an integrated text for medical students in physiology, anatomy, radiology, and pharmacology using pathology as a platform. Dr. Peery has co-authored papers and chapters in textbooks in genetics, Alzheimer’s disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, and medical history.