Brad Hobson

photo: Brad Hobson

Post Doctoral Scholar in Radiology, UC-Davis School of Medicine


Roseville, CA

Education: B.S. in Genetics, University of California Davis, 2011 I am a graduate student in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Group. Originally from Northern California, I received my undergraduate education in Genetics here at Davis. My interest in toxicology began as an undergraduate while investigating the gene-environment interactions of ozone and cigarette smoke exposures on the lung. My current dissertation research focuses on investigating the mechanisms behind the persistent effects of organophosphate pesticide and nerve agent intoxication; in particular the role of inflammation in the progression and resolution of brain injury. An additional component of my project is the development and application of in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of novel therapies.

When not in the lab I unwind by hiking, fishing, and taking in local music around the state of California.

Honors and Recognitions:

NIGMS T32 Predoctoral Fellowship – UC Davis Pharmacology (2013 – 2014)

Society of Toxicology Neurotoxicology Specialty Section Poster Competition – 1st Place (2014)

ARCS Foundation Scholar - Northern California Chapter (2014 – 2016)

David and Dana Loury Foundation Fellowship (2014 – 2015)

Northern California Chapter of the Society of Toxicology Graduate Student Achievement Award (2017)