Dr. Traore completed his PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Howard University, Washington DC and post-doctoral studies in toxicology at Johns Hopkins University. In 2007, he joined the faculty of Elizabeth City State University School of Math, Science and Technology, where he rose through the ranks to become Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy and Health Professions. In 2015, he moved to Campbell University as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at The School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Traore has completed additional fellowships at Michigan State University and Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Traore has published numerous papers and received several research funding grants from NIH.
The focus of Dr. Traore’s research is in the area toxicology and aging related to altered steroid hormone synthesis, including endocrine pathologies, male reproductive disorders, and cancer. His work has led to better understanding of the mechanism phthalate induced inhibition of steroidogenesis in testis. He has used biochemical, pharmacological, cellular and molecular methods as well as in vitro and in vivo functional studies in animal models to study the role of reactive oxygen species, and redox-signaling in the mechanism of actions of environmental toxicants and pharmaceutical drugs. Moreover, he worked closely with collaborators at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, as well as at McGill University School of Medicine, Canada.