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Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology at the University of Iowa!

Toxicology, as recently defined by the Society of Toxicology, is "the study of the adverse effects of chemical, physical or biological agents on living organisms and the ecosystem, including the prevention and amelioration of such largest adverse effects."

The Human Toxicology Program has a long history of providing world class mentoring and research opportunities for its students. First year students participate in three different research rotations to determine their research interests. With only seven required courses, curriculum is tailored towards the student’s interests. Graduates have found immediate employment in industry, government, and academia.



Toxicologists Can Be Trusted through Integrity and Transparency

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:00am to 12:30pm
Toxicologists, safety scientists, and risk assessors must convey the substance and importance of their work to non-toxicologists, but often the general public is skeptical, prone to questioning a scientist’s credibility due to mistrust, biases, censorship, and perceived conflicts of interest and issue advocacy. In this three-part webinar series, which features two speakers per webinar, these topics will be addressed through the lens of emerging scientific research and toxicological concerns. The...

The University of Iowa Microbiome Core – An Introduction

Friday, October 7, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
Medical Education Research Facility
Dr. Ashutosh Mangalam is Director of the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Care Center Microbiome Core. Dr. Mangalem will describe the Microbiome Core, which provides the necessary technology and expertise for routine microbiota analysis in any given sample to researchers/clinicians interested in microbiome studies. Please join us!

Central States Society of Toxciology Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 13 6:00pm to Friday, October 14, 2022 5:00pm
The Central States Society of Toxicology will be holding their 2022 Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Kansas on Oct. 13-14, 2022. Abstract submission deadline is Sept. 15, 2022. Additional information about registration and hotel will be forthcoming.
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Jyoti Wins Oral Presentation Award

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Human Toxicology Program student Jyoti Arora won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Retreat 2022
Peter Thorne in lab

Human Toxicology Program Program Director Named University of Iowa Distinguished Chair

Monday, June 6, 2022
Dr. Peter Thorne, Director of the Human Toxicology Program, was named a University of Iowa Distinguished Chair.

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Social Media

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The Student Advisory Committee has created a Twitter account and an Instagram account. Follow us to get all the latest info!

Program Leadership

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Peter Thorne, Director

Office: S341A, CPHB

Phone: 319-335-4216


Gabriele Ludewig

Gabriele Ludewig, DGS

Office: 214 IREH

Phone: 319-335-4353


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Jong Sung Kim, Associate Director

Office: S357 CPHB



Iowa Superfund Research Program

Center of research excellence focused on polychlorinated biphenyls.