Sterling Gaylen Bradley, PhD

Sterling Bradley

Title: Microbiology and Pharmacology Researcher

Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States

Sterling Bradley, Microbiology and Pharmacology Researcher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical mycology.

In his career, Dr. Bradley has excelled as both an educator and researcher, contributing to the advancements of science, as well as the pedagogy surrounding medical education. Prior to retiring, his most recent positions included working as a visiting professor at the Hershey Medical Center at Pennsylvania State University and as a principal and interim director of technological development at BB BioCritique Inc. He was honored with the title Dean Emeritus of Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996, having spent more than 30 years at the institution. While there, he chaired the Department of Microbiology, served as the Dean of Basic Health Sciences, and taught pharmacology and microbiology. Dr. Bradley has also taught at the University of Maryland Biotech Institute.

In addition to these roles, Dr. Bradley has visited Cambridge University, served on the board of science counselors for the National Institutes of Health and been a member of the International Committee of Bacteriology Systematics and the U.S. Pharmacopeia Committee of Revision. He has provided his insight as a project coordinator for three US-USSR Joint Working Groups on microbiology. Additionally, he has served as the vice president of the Foundation of Immunotoxicology. Some of his greatest achievement in his career include his research into the interactions between drugs and toxins, the role of the protease ‘meprin,’ and his ability to maintain research integrity throughout his work.

Dr. Bradley was set on his path in science by first earning a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences from Missouri State University in 1950. He continued his education at Northwestern University, receiving a Master of Science in 1952 and a PhD in 1854. During his doctoral work, he was recognized as a National Science Foundation Fellow. He concluded his academic pursuits at Duke University, receiving a PhD in medical mycology in 1957. In his career, he has been rewarded with such accolades as the Charles Porter Award, the Missouri State University Outstanding Alumnus, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Science Museum of Virginia and as the Eli Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow from the University of Wisconsin.

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