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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.

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 it’s 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

Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Graduates

Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Toxicology PhD graduates, Sagi Enicole Gillera, Sarah Orr, Alejandra del Pilar Oyarzun Mejia, Dylan Wallis, and Ryan Weeks.

Shobhan Gaddameedhi Featured in NIEHS Story of Success

With funding from the NIEHS ONES Program, Shobhan Gaddameedhi, Ph.D., is exploring how our circadian clock helps protect against genomic instability and environmental carcinogenesis.

New Grant Awarded to Hoyo and Colleagues

Congratulations to Cathrine Hoyo and colleagues on being awarded a $17M grant to fund the Southern Liver Health Study. This will be the first large-scale effort to longitudinally determine the link between environmental contaminants, liver disease and cancer in a residentially and ethnically diverse population.

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