The Curriculum in Toxicology Ph.D. program is dedicated to the development of future scientists who are knowledgeable in the basic principles of toxicology and environmental health sciences with in-depth experience in the design, execution and publication of research relevant to toxicology and human health. Trainee’s research activities focus on hypothesis-driven studies of the mechanisms of action of environmental toxicants, including natural and man-made products. Emphasis is on understanding the links between the environment and health risks, the mode of action of toxicants and disease pathogenesis, and how emerging knowledge could be translated into prevention strategies, new therapeutic interventions and an improved scientific base for risk assessment.
The Curriculum in Toxicology is a multidisciplinary program, drawing on faculty expertise from the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health and an adjunct faculty of accomplished scientists from research institutions in the area, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The diversity of research opportunities offered by this faculty is a unique strength. Faculty members are highly collaborative, serving as role models for the evolving paradigm of multidisciplinary research.
Toxicology Training Areas
A graphical display of the affiliation of Curriculum faculty with domain research areas (nine areas identified across the top of the figure in blue) that focus on broad scientific challenges in toxicology, and interdisciplinary cross-cutting training areas (five areas identified through the middle in yellow) that address issues common to all the domains. Each faculty is identified through an abbreviation that consists of the first letter of first name and the first three letters of the last name.