Brad Upham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Human Development. His research program focuses on how carcinogens alter cell signaling.
Dr. Upham received his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He completed his postdoctoral training at the USDA and Louisiana State University. Additionally, he holds two Master’s degrees – one in Botany and the other in Environmental Toxicology and Engineering. He joined MSU as an Assistant Professor and leads the Research Translation Core at the MSU Superfund Research Program Center (MSU-SRP). This center focuses on the toxicology of dioxin and similar compounds identified as environmental contaminants in Michigan’s Tri-Cities.
Dr. Upham’s research investigates how environmental contaminants alter cell signaling pathways at the molecular level to produce adverse health outcomes, with particular emphasis on carcinogens. He also studies how natural products interact with these cell signaling pathways to prevent the toxic effects of environmental contaminants.