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Program graduates

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 adverse effects."

Duties of a toxicologist include the identification and assessment of environmental exposures of concern; elucidation of mechanisms by which toxicants (chemical, biological, or radiological agents) perturb homeostasis or induce disease; identification of interventions for the prevention of adverse effects; and estimation of acceptable levels of exposure for the protection of public health.

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 four required courses, curriculum is tailored towards the student’s interests.

Students have been uniquely prepared to enter into exciting careers in government, private industry, and academia.

Peter Thorne, PhD
Professor, Program Director

Office: S341A, CPHB
Phone: 319-335-4216

Gabriele Ludewig, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Office: 214 IREH
Phone: 319-335-4353