Stelvio M. Bandiera

University of British Columbia, Canada

Stelvio M. Bandiera is a Professor in the Division of Biomolecular and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia. Dr. Bandiera received the following degrees, B.Sc. degree (Chemistry), University of Waterloo, Canada (1974), M.Sc. (Biochemistry), Dalhousie University, Canada (1978), and Ph.D. (Biological Chemistry), University of Guelph, Canada (1982). He spent a year as a Research Associate with at Texas A&M University in Texas and completed postdoctoral training (1983-1986) at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, New Jersey. Dr. Bandiera joined the University of British Columbia in November 1986. Dr. Bandiera’s research has focused mainly on hepatic drug metabolism and environmental toxicology. His work in the area of drug metabolism includes studies of the mechanisms by which hormones regulate expression of cytochrome P450 enzymes. Research efforts in the area of environmental toxicology include analysis of structure-activity relationships for the various toxic effects of organochlorine compounds, and analysis of CYP-mediated biotransformation of organochlorine compounds. A more recent focus of Dr. Bandiera’s research group is the hepatic metabolism of bile acids and the influence of hepatic bile acid levels on cytochrome P450 enzymes. Dr. Bandiera has more than 90 scientific papers and book chapters, and 103 conference presentations. He is active in the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics and the Society of Toxicology, and serves on the editorial advisory boards of Current Drug Metabolism, The Open Drug Metabolism Journal and Drug Metabolism Letters.

Biography Updated on 4 February 2009

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