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Join the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology. Early Priority is mid-December.


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.



Superfund Annual Meeting

Wednesday, December 14 9:00am to Friday, December 16, 2022 2:00pm
The NIEHS Superfund Research Program will hold its annual meeting at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, from Dec. 14-16. Several Human Toxicology Program students are mentored by Iowa Superfund Research Program (ISRP) faculty. For more information about the ISRP or the SRP annual meeting please contact David Purdy at
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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
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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.

Student Research Video

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.