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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."

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.

A Human Toxicology Student Advisory Committee provides guidance on curriculum and ways to enrich the program.

Professional development starts in the student's first year. Former students in the program share their insights on possible beneficial classes, labs, and skills that are important in the workplace.

Over thirty faculty offer many possibilities. Five new faculty have been added in the past two years.

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