Brad Upham received a B.S. degree in biology in 1981 and an M.S. degree in botany in 1983 from the University of New Hampshire, NH, USA, a Ph.D. degree in plant physiology and biochemistry in 1986 from Virginia Tech, Va, USA, and a second M.S. degree in environmental engineering and toxicology in 1993 from Michigan State University (MSU), Mich, USA. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the US Department of Agriculture in West Virginia from 1986 to 1988, a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Biodynamic Institute, Louisiana State University from 1988 to 1990, and a Research Associate at the Department of Energy Plant Research Lab, MSU. During his graduate studies in environmental engineering and toxicology, he was a part-time Instructor of chemistry and biochemistry at Lansing Community College. In 1994, he became a Research Associate at Michigan State University working with Drs. Trosko and Chang in toxicology and stem cell-cancer biology, and he became a faculty member at the department of Pediatrics and Human Development and the National Food Safety & Toxicology Center at MSU since 1997. His research interests include cellular mechanisms by which nutrition, oxidative stress, and environmental and food borne contaminants affect cell proliferative, differentiation, and apoptotic processes that ultimately cumulate into states of human diseases such as cancer. His current research is funded by NIEHS. Dr. Upham was the President, a Councilor, and the President ex-officio of Michigan Chapter of the Society of Toxicology and a managing Editor for Frontiers in Bioscience, and he is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Toxicology and is a Treasurer for the MSU Chapter of Sigma Xi.
Biography Updated on 27 December 2009