James R. Olson


James R. Olson.

James R. Olson


James R. Olson


Research Topics

Assessing the health risks and biomarkers of exposure; effect and susceptibility to organophosphate (OP) pesticides and persistent halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons.

Contact Information

273 Farber Hall

Buffalo NY, 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2319

Fax: (716) 829-2979


Overview Publications News


James R. Olson, PhD is a UB Distinguished 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