Maarten Bosland, DVSc, PhD
Professor and Director of Global Health Outreach
Department of Pathology
Maarten C. Bosland graduated from the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 1978 with a Doctoral Degree in Veterinary Science (DVSc) and received in 1989 a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Experimental Pathology from the same University. He is a Board Certified in Laboratory Animal Pathology and Laboratory Animal Science (in The Netherlands). He was Research Scientist-Toxicologic Pathologist at TNO, Zeist, The Netherlands from 1978-1988.
From 1985-2006, he has been on the Faculty of the Department of Environmental Medicine of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, since 2000 as Professor of Environmental Medicine and Urology. In 2006, he joined the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine as Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Pathology. In 2015 he joined the UIC Center for Global Health as Director of Global Health Outreach Department of Pathology.
He has published over 155 articles and book chapters about his research, which has focused on prostate cancer, chemoprevention of cancer, and hormonal carcinogenesis. His current research interests include mechanisms of hormonal prostate carcinogenesis, particularly the role of estrogens and androgens, prostate cancer chemoprevention, and preclinical research and human clinical trials of chemoprevention by natural substances, in particular dietary antioxidants, soy, soy isoflavones, and Nigerian medicinal plant extracts. He has served on expert panel committees of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO) and the US National Academy of Science.
His work in global health involves capacity building in pathology in Ghana, teaching medical students in Ghana, and collaborative research on prostate cancer and anticancer properties of West African medicinal plants with investigators at universities in Ghana and Nigeria.