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Toxicology

The Graduate Program in Toxicology provides educational and professional training in broad areas of toxicology.  We offer two tracks in toxicological research: Molecular & Mechanistic Toxicology and Toxicology & Environmental Health. Our students are conducting cutting-edge research in areas including: Mechanisms of Cell Injury, Carcinogenesis, Reproductive Toxicology, Neurotoxicology, Aquatic Toxicology, and Environmental Epidemiology & Toxicology.

Graduates of our Track in Molecular and Mechanistic Toxicology are prepared to conduct research in molecular mechanisms of cellular and organism responses to environmental and biohazardous industrial chemicals, pesticides, drugs, and radiation; oxidative stress and associated diseases including cancer; and chemoprevention. An understanding of the role of environment-gene interactions in these diseases is a common goal of our program.

Graduates of our Track in Toxicology and Environmental Health are prepared to conduct basic and public health research, teach, and provide technical support to federal, state, and local governments, industry, and public interest groups in areas including the evaluation and testing of harmful effects of chemical, physical, and biological agents on living organisms; prevention of chemical induced diseases; chemical risk assessment; and environmental protection through governmental regulations for the control and monitoring of hazardous chemicals.