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Dr. John Wise gives seminar February 7-8,2017 Sponsored by CHHE and TGSA

Professor John P Wise, Sr.,  from the University of Louisville, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology visited the Toxicology Graduate Program February 7-8th, 2017. He met with graduate students over a few meals to give professional development advice and to discuss his research. He also gave a very interesting special seminar on “Whales and Turtles and […]

TGSA Hosts Pizza Party for Students, Staff and Faculty

Toxicology students, staff and faculty enjoyed a great  2016 year with food, fun and games!

2017 Burroughs Wellcome Distinguished Lecture and Agromedicine and Toxicology Foundation News

2017 Burroughs Wellcome Distinguished Lecture Speaker, Dr. Rob Knight, and Agromedicine and Toxicology Foundation Executive Director, Dr. Ernest Hodgson pictured with the five 2016-2017 Agromedicine and Toxicology Foundation Supplemental Scholarship recipients.  

Toxicology Faculty and Students attend NIEHS Fest

Toxicology faculty and students are attending NIEHS fest December 5-8, 2016 in Durham, NC. Welcome to the Environmental Health Science FEST! As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is bringing together researchers, trainees, young investigators, community partners, and stakeholders from across the United States to discuss past […]

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates

PhD Alexander Bogdan, PhD Advisor: Yoshiaki Tsuji  Thesis Title: Revisiting the iron-mediated degradation mechanisms of Transferrin Receptor 1 mRNA Charisse Holmes, PhD  Advisor: Gerald LeBlanc  Thesis Title:  Influence of environmental chemicals on regulatory processes that control lipid homeostasis Elizabeth Medlock Kakaley, PhD Advisor: Gerald LeBlanc  Thesis Title:  Characterization of early events in the activation of the […]

TGSA Holds Annual Chili Cookoff

The Toxicology Graduate Student Association holds an annual Chili Cookoff each year. The Cookoff was held on Friday, October 21, 2017. Students and faculty participate in the event held in the atrium of the Toxicology Building.

Apply to Toxicology Graduate Program

Applications are now being taken for the Fall 2017 semester. Codes for GRE and TOEFL GRE code:0219 NCSU Institution Code: R5496 TOEFL Code: 99 Application Deadline is January 15 APPLY ONLINE  

New Student Orientation Fall 2016

Toxicology New Student Orientation

Welcome Fall 2016 Students

PhD STUDENTS Rubia Martin — B.S. NC State University, Microbiology Alejandra Del Pilar Oyarzun Mejia — B.S. University of Chile, Biochemistry; M.S. University of Chile, Biochemistry Patricia Sorrow — B.S. Lander University, Environmental Science Ryan Weeks — B.S. NC State University, Animal Science Dorothy You — B.S. University of Illinois, Chemistry MASTERS STUDENT Keith Ohrberg — […]

2 Toxicology Students win Awards at International Nanotoxicology Congress Meeting held in Boston, MA June 1-4, 2016

Gina Hilton and Katherine Duke were recipients of  travel awards supported by NSF and NIEHS at the 8th International Nanotoxicology Congress held in Boston, MA, June 1-4. Gina Hilton was also the recipient of a  poster award supported by the Wiley interdisciplinary journal Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology. Gina is a PhD student in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Bereman and Katie is a PhD […]

Stephanie Street wins 1st place at NC SETAC

Stephanie Street, a PhD student in Dr. Gerald LeBlanc’s lab wins 1st place at the Student Poster Presentation, NC SETAC in Wilmington, NC, May 2016. Her poster was titled “Infradian control of Daphnia magna molt cycle and its disruption by nitric oxide”

TGSA Hosting Spring 2016 Picnic

2016 Spring Cookout Flyer

Gerald A. LeBlanc Named New Department Head of Biological Sciences

Dr. Gerald LeBlanc, a prominent toxicologist who has been on the NC State faculty for close to three decades, has been named the new head of the university’s Department of Biological Sciences. He assumed his new role on January 11. LeBlanc has been with NC State since 1989 and is currently a professor in the […]

Welcome Fall 2015 Students

PhD Students Adrian Green B.S. Microbiology, California St. University M.S. Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of California, Davis Carson Heck B. S. Biochemistry, North Carolina State University Megan Knuth B. S. Environmental Sciences, Appalachian State University Sarah Park B. S. Environmental Health, University of Washington   MTOX Students Destinee Powell B. S. Medical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, […]

Kim Herman receives best student research publicaation award

Toxicology PhD student Kimberly Herman’s publication entitled Detrimental Effects of UV-B Radiation in a Xeroderma Pigmentosum-Variant Cell Line was selected by the editors of the journal Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis as Best Student Research Publication in 2014.  Kim is mentored by Dr. Scott McCulloch.  Another PhD student being trained by Dr. McCulloch, Renee Beardslee, was […]

Toxicology students receive awards at the National Society of Toxicology Meeting

Toxicology PhD student, Kelly Shipkowski, won 1st place for best graduate student poster presentation for the Nanotoxicology Specialty Section at the 34th Society of Toxicology meeting held in San Diego California.  The title of her abstract was Allergen-Inducible Th2 Cytokines Inhibit Inflammasome Activation by Carbon Nanotubes via Suppression of Caspase-1 in Macrophages In vitro and […]

Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule

TOX SEMINAR SPRING 2015

Toxicology Students Present Research Results at SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting

PhD students Crystal Lee Pow (Kullman’s lab) and Elizabeth Medlock ((LeBlanc’s lab) made oral presentations of their research at this year’s North American Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry meeting in Vancouver BC, Canada. Crystal’s two presentations were titled “Relationships between estrogenic contaminant concentrations and incidence of intersex in centrachid fishes across North Carolina” and […]

Dr. David Buchwalter’s Research Recommended for Funding

David Buchwalter has received notification from the National Science Foundation of their intent to fund his grant proposal entitled “Integration of physiological, life-history, and macrofreshwater biodiversity in a warming world”.  The proposed research seeks to identify the mechanisms by which increasing temperatures can manipulate life history outcomes and physiology of aquatic insects.  Ultimately, research results […]

Rissman named Head of Biological Sciences at NC State

Dr. Emilie Rissman has been named the first permanent head of NC State’s Department of Biological Sciences.  She joined the Department November 1, 2014. Rissman comes to NC State from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, where she was a professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics.  Rissman received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from […]