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NIEHS Training Grant

We train the next generation of toxicologists to be adept at conducting high impact research, communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences, and work as part of multidisciplinary teams to understand how human health is impacted by environmental factors.

Molecular Pathways to Pathogenesis in Toxicology-Training Grant: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) T32 training grant (TG) at North Carolina State University (NC State) is a long-standing, impactful, and multidisciplinary initiative. It has been active for 41 years, has supported >150 pre-doctoral trainees and post-doctoral researchers, and has received significant institutional support through matching funds that have greatly enhanced the training mission.

Our NIEHS T32 TG consists of highly qualified mentors, strong trainees, a robust connection to local universities and institutions, and serves as the focal point of NC State’s highly ranked Toxicology Program. Currently the NC State training grant includes 28 research-active training grant mentors that provide diverse expertise in: neurotoxicology, epigenetics, chemoinformatics, exposure science, mechanisms of susceptibility, statistical genetics and GxE interactions, environmental toxicology, pesticide toxicology, immunotoxicology, and other disciplines.

Trainees utilize innovative genetic, molecular, and cellular-based systems and powerful in vitro and in vivo vertebrate and invertebrate model organisms to conduct fundamental research to define mechanisms by which environmental exposures promote disease. Trainees also work with human population scientists who identify key human pathways that link exposure to disease, through mechanisms including epigenomic modifications, across populations. All trainees have access to and instruction in the use of cutting-edge imaging, sequencing, and analytical technologies. Trainees also receive up to date instruction in Methods for Enhancing Reproducibility (MER), Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), Grant Writing, Research Communications, and Basic Scripting in “R”.

Please remember to cite and acknowledge NIH award support and the T32 training grant in future publications and presentations by including this:

“Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number T32ES007046-41. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.”