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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.




Friday, April 19, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Medical Education Research Facility
Human Toxicology Program student Chunling Chen will give a presentation. Chunling is doing research with Dr. Stefan Strack.


Friday, May 3, 2024 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building
Dr. Carolyn Yip from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health at the University of Iowa will give a presentation. Note the different time and location.

The Development, Evaluation, and Field Validation of Antimicrobial Nanofiber Composite Material for the Application of Personal Protective Equipment

Friday, May 10, 2024 11:00am to 12:00pm
Medical Education Research Facility
Human Toxicology Program student Michelle Wei will give a presentation on the development, evaluation, and field validation of antimicrobial nanofiber composite material for the application of personal protective equipment. Michelle is doing research with Dr. Matt Nonnenmann and Dr. David Cwiertny.
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Program Leadership

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Peter Thorne, Director

Office: S341A, CPHB

Phone: 319-335-4216


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Jong Sung Kim, Director of Graduate Studies

Office: S357 CPHB



Iowa Superfund Research Program

Center of research excellence focused on polychlorinated biphenyls.