Ira S. Richards, Ph.D.
Education and History
Came to USF
B.S. Long Island University, 1970
M.S. University of Massachussetts, 1972
Ph.D. New York University, 1976
Interests in petrochemical and agrochemical industries/ manufacturing/general industrial/environmental/workplace covering a wide range of classes of chemicals including pesticides, solvents, heavy metals, irritants, particulates, carcinogens, pharmaceuticals, illicit substances. Research currently centers on respiratory irritants and the expression of biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress from exposures to chemical agents.