Bruce A. Fowler received a BS degree in Fisheries (Marine Biology)
from the University of Washington in 1968 and a PhD in Pathology
from the University of Oregon Medical School in 1972. He was a staff
scientist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
from 1972 until 1987 when he became Director of the University of
Maryland System-wide Program in Toxicology and Professor of Pathology
at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Fowler, who is an internationally recognized expert on the
toxicology of metals, has served on a number of state, national,
and international committees in his areas of expertise. These include
Maryland Governor's Council on Toxic Substances (Chair), National
Academy of Sciences / National Research Council Committees on Toxicology,
Toxicology Information Committee, Committee on Women in Science
and Engineering, Measuring Lead in Critical Populations (Chair),
Biological Markers of Urinary Toxicology, Committee on the Evaluation
of Augmenting Potable Water Supplies with Reclaimed Water, and the
Subcommittee on Arsenic in Drinking Water of the Committee on Toxicology.
He has also served as a temporary advisor to the World Health Organization
(WHO) and the International Agency for Research Against Cancer (IARC).
Dr Fowler has been honored as a Fellow of the Japanese Society
for the Promotion of Science (1990), a Fulbright Scholar, and Swedish
Medical Research Council Visiting Professor at the Karolinska Institute
in Stockholm (1994 -1995). In 1998 he was selected as a Colgate-Palmolive
visiting professor of In Vitro Toxicology at the University of Washington,
and, in 1999, was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Toxicological
Sciences. He currently serves as Chairman of the Scientific Committee
on the Toxicology of Metals under the International Commission on
Occupational Health, as a consultant to the USEPA Science Advisory
Board and a member of the Fulbright Scholarship review committee
for Scandinavia (1999-).
Dr. Fowler is the author of over 180 papers and book chapters.
He has been the editor or co-editor of 4 books or monographs on
metal toxicology and mechanisms of chemical-induced cell injury.
His current research is focused on the toxicology of chemical mixtures,
particularly in relation to semiconductors and the role(s) of lead-binding
proteins in mediating the toxicity of this ubiquitous metal to the
kidney and brain. He serves on the editorial boards of a number
of scientific journals in toxicology and environmental health.