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A. Jay Gandolfi, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Former Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies

Pharmacology & Toxicology
Primary Phone: 520-626-6696
Secondary Phone: 520-626-7101
Fax: 520-626-2466
Location: Pharmacy (Skaggs) Room 332

A. Jay Gandolfi, PhD, is professor emeritus in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the former associate dean for research and graduate studies (1999-2012). Dr. Gandolfi taught drug disposition in both PharmD and the graduate student curricula. He directed the Graduate Council and was director of the NIEHS Superfund Program from 1999-2012.

Dr. Gandolfi's research interests were in the disposition and toxicology of drugs (e.g., anesthetics) and environmental chemicals (e.g., arsenicals) and the development of in vivo and in vitro models for studying mechanisms of toxicity. 

Dr. Gandolfi joined the University of Arizona in 1978 and had appointments in the College of Medicine (Anesthesiology, Pharmacology) and the College of Pharmacy (Pharmacology and Toxicology). He received the College of Pharmacy's Findlay E. Russell MD, PhD, Distinguished Citizen Award in 2007 for services to the college and university. 


BA, University of California, Davis, 1968, Chemistry

PhD, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1972, Biochemistry and Biophysics

PD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, 1972-75


Meza MM, Kopplin MJ, Burgess JL, Gandolfi AJ. Urinary arsenic methylation profile in children exposed to low arsenic levels through drinking water. Toxicol Environ Chem, 90: 957-970, 2008.

Eblin KE, Bredfeldt TG, Gandolfi AJ. Immortalized human urothelial cells as a model of arsenic-induced bladder cancer. Toxicology, 248:67-76, 2008.

Jensen TJ, Novak P, Eblin KE, Gandolfi AJ, Futscher BW. Epigenetic Remodeling During Arsenical-Induced Malignant Transformation. Carcinogenesis, 29:1500-8, 2008.

Eblin KE, Hau A, Jensen TJ, Futscher BW, Gandolfi AJ. The role of reactive oxygen species in arsenite and monomethylarsonous acid-induced signal transduction in human bladder cells: Acute studies. Toxicology, 250:47-54, 2008.

Eblin KE, Jensen TJ, Wnek SM, Buffington SE, Futscher BW, Gandolif AJ. Reactive oxygen species regulate properties of transformation in UROtsa cells exposed to monomethylarsonous acid by modulating MAPK signaling. Toxicology, 255: 107-114, 2008.

Jensen TJ, Eblin KE, Wozniak RJ, Gandolfi AJ, Futscher BW. Epigenetic mediated transcriptional activation of WNT5a participates in arsenical-associated malignant transformation. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 235: 39-46, 2009.

Buffington SE, Zheng XH, Watts GS, Gandolfi AJ. Malignant transformation of human urothelial cells by low-level monomethylarsonous acid exposure is confirmed by expression of key biomarkers. Toxicology, in press, 2009.

Wnek SM, Medeiros MK, Eblin KE, Gandolfi AJ. Persistence of DNA damage following exposure of human bladder cells to chronic monomethylarsonous acid exposure. Tox Appl Pharm, in press, 2009.

Tsow F, Forzani E, Rai A, Tsui R, Mastroianni S, Knobbe C, Gandolfi AJ, Tao NJ. A wearable and wireless sensor system for real-time monitoring of toxic environmental volatile organic compounds. IEEE Sensors Journal, in press, 2009.

Updated: Friday, 10 January 2014