James R. Olson, PhD

Director, Division of Environmental Health Sciences

UB Distinquished Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Contact Information

233 Farber Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8001
Phone: (716) 829-2319
Fax: (716) 829-2979
Email: jolson@buffalo.edu


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James Olson, PhD, is a UB Distinquished Professor and professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and associate director, Toxicology Research Center, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo. In January, 2010 Olson was also named as the director of the Environmental Health Sciences Division within the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health.


  • PhD, Pharmacology-Toxicology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1978
  • MS, Pharmacology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1976
  • BA, Chemistry, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1974

Professional Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center in Environmental Toxicology, Vanderbilt University, 1978-1980

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Society of Toxicology

revised: 2017-02-28