Personal Biography of Stephen M. Roberts, Ph.D.
Dr. Steve Roberts is Director of the Center for Environmental & Human Toxicology at the University of Florida, and is a Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Physiological Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah College of Medicine in 1977, and subsequently completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) individual postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacokinetics at SUNY Buffalo. He has previously served on the faculties of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati and the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Roberts has an active research program funded by the NIH to examine mechanisms of toxicity, primarily involving the liver and immune system. His teaching responsibilities at the University of Florida include graduate courses in toxicology and risk assessment, as well as invited lectures in other graduate and professional courses. Dr. Roberts serves as an advisor to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on issues pertaining to toxicology and risk assessment. He also serves on the committee on Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments for the National Research Council and on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Toxicology Program.