Upkardeep S. Pandher is a Ph.D. candidate in the Health Sciences Program of College of Medicine. His research is based out at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA), home to CFI-funded National Agricultural Industrial Hygiene Laboratory (NAIHL). Upkar is an alumni of NSERC CREATE ITraP (Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy) program based on the principle of One Health Science. Recently, he is graduated with Advanced Professional Skills Certificate. In 2017, he received DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and ZIBI International Grant to complete laboratory training and participate in the ZIBI Summer School at Germany. His primary research interests are focused on lung inflammation, and occupational exposures. Currently, he’s using an animal model to study the lung inflammatory effects caused due to inhalation of agricultural environment contaminants, specifically, pesticides (glyphosate) and endotoxin. In addition, he is interested to learn more about the field of Aerobiology and Synchrotron Science. Before starting his Ph.D., he worked as a research fellow in a project focused on the pulmonary health of poultry workers. He has received his Bachelor and Master of Science in Biotechnology from India. During these programs, he is trained on techniques related to molecular biotechnology, and immunology disciplines. Apart from research, he loves to play or learn any team based sports.