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NCSU Toxicology

Exploring how human health, from the individual to population level, is impacted by environmental stressors and to implement this knowledge to prevent adverse impacts on health and disease.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide students with comprehensive training in toxicology and environmental health sciences and to ensure they are adept at conducting high impact environmental health research, communicating effectively to a wide variety of audiences, and working as part of multidisciplinary teams. Our graduates go on to successful careers in academia, industry, and government.

The NC State Toxicology Program draws on a interdisciplinary group of faculty from Biological Sciences, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Engineering, Entomology, and Plant Pathology to provide outstanding research and training in Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences for MS and PhD students. 

Environmental health science research at NC State has never been stronger as evidenced by the renewal of our NIEHS training grant “Molecular Pathways to Pathogenesis in Toxicology,” now in its 41st year, our NIEHS EHS Core Center Center for Human Health and the Environment, and a recently awarded Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center for Environmental and Health Effects of PFAS.

Our program and centers serve as extraordinary resources for students providing them access to core facilities, sponsored symposia, seminars, workshops, and numerous professional development opportunities.

148 supported students and postdoctoral fellows

Our NIEHS training grant has been continually funding students for 41 years.

Toxicology Highlight

#ToxPack at #2023SOT

The 62nd Annual SOT Meeting and ToxExpo provided an opportunity for NC State Toxicology students, post-docs, and faculty to share their research with toxicologists from across the country and world. It also provided an opportunity for current students to meet with NC State Toxicology alums.

Pictured, L-R: Sean Cone, Gillian Szabo, Dorothy You (Bonner Lab alumna), Ashley Connors, Oindrila Paul (former Hoyo lab member), Stacy Schkoda, Logan Tisch, Katherine Duke (Bonner Lab alumna), Ryan Bartone, Sebnem Eren-Cevik, Vicmarie Marrero-Colon

Join a top environmental health research PhD training program

The Toxicology Graduate Program is committed to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sciences.