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Human Toxicology 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."

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.



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EPA Toxicologist Presents on Environmental Crime

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Human Toxicology students enjoyed the presentation on "Toxicology and Environmental Crime: Transcending Borders and Answering 'So What?" presented by Dr. Kristin Keteles, EPA National Investigations Center (NEI). The presentation was part of the College of Public Health Global Public Health Week.
Human Toxicology students Naxmin Akter-Eti and Laura Gosse.

Students awarded Graduate College fellowships

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Nazmin Akter-Eti and Laura Gosse were awarded Post-Comprehensive Fellowships.

Six Students Present at Society of Toxicology Meeting

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Six Human Tox students will present virtually at the 2021 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting.
Benjamin Elser

Human Toxicology 2020 Holiday Letter

Monday, March 1, 2021
The letter highlights the activities current and former Human Toxicology students and faculty.

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


Iowa Superfund Research Program

Center of research excellence focused on polychlorinated biphenyls.