Arnold R. Brody, Ph.D. received a B.S. degree in Zoology at Colorado State, an M.S. in Anatomy at the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology at Colorado State.
After three years of post-doctoral study at Ohio State University, he was an Assistant Professor in the Pathology Dept. in the Medical School at the University of Vermont where he began a series of ultrastructural studies on human interstitial lung fibrosis. While at UVM, he worked with Dr. Chris Wagner, thus introducing him to the world of asbestos-related pathology. For the following 15 years, Dr. Brody was the head of the Lung Pathology Laboratory at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. There, he published dozens of papers on the fundamental mechanisms that explain asbestos fiber deposition and consequent lung injury. In 1993, Dr. Brody accepted a position as a full tenured professor at the Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans and was promoted to Vice Chair of the Department in 1999. At Tulane, he published numerous papers on the mechanisms through which asbestos activates genes that control cell growth.
Currently, he is a Professor in the Dept. of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. His most recent papers describe growth factors released by human and mouse mesenchymal stem cells and the nature of cancer stem cells.more » « less