Ph.D., Oregon State University 1972
College Of Pharmacy
A. Jay Gandolfi, PhD, is professor emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the former associate dean for research and graduate studies (1999-2012). Dr. Gandolfi taught drug disposition in both PharmD and the graduate student curricula. He directed the Graduate Council and was director of the NIEHS Superfund Program from 1999-2012.
Dr. Gandolfi's research interests were in the disposition and toxicology of drugs (e.g., anesthetics) and environmental chemicals (e.g., arsenicals) and the development of in vivo and in vitro models for studying mechanisms of toxicity.
Dr. Gandolfi joined the University of Arizona in 1978 and had appointments in the College of Medicine (Anesthesiology, Pharmacology) and the College of Pharmacy (Pharmacology and Toxicology). He received the College of Pharmacy's Findlay E. Russell MD, PhD, Distinguished Citizen Award in 2007 for services to the college and university.
Dr. Gandolfi directed toxicology research projects at the University of Arizona since 1978. His research interests are in the toxicity of halogenated hydrocarbons and metals with an emphasis on hepatic and renal systems. He was also active in developing in vitro toxicity models (e.g. precision cut tissue slice culture) and the disposition of xenobiotics. He was part of the original team to coordinate and receive funding for the NIEHS Toxicology Center and was a research focus group leader from 1994 – 2012. He directed the NIEHS Superfund Program and was cofounder of the Arizona-Mexico Binational Center.