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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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Toxicology and Environmental Crime: Transcending Borders and Answering “So what?”

Monday, September 20, 2021 12:30pm to 1:30pm
As part of our annual Global Public Health Week, the College of Public Health will be hosting featured speaker Kristen Keteles, PhD, of the EPA National Enforcement Investigations Center. This virtual seminar will take place on Monday, September 20 from 12:30-1:30pm CST and all interested faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Advanced registration is required: Dr. Kristen Keteles is a toxicologist at EPA’s National…

US-EPA Chemicals Dashboard – an integrated data hub for environmental science

Friday, September 24, 2021 10:45am to 12:00pm
Antony Williams, PhD Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Improving alternative method adoption through tools and resources to support community knowledge

Friday, October 1, 2021 10:45am to 12:00pm
Shannon Bell, PhD Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc. (ILS), Apex, North Carolina
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Human Toxicology students Naxmin Akter-Eti and Laura Gosse.

Students awarded Graduate College fellowships

Nazmin Akter-Eti and Laura Gosse were awarded Post-Comprehensive Fellowships.

Six Students Present at Society of Toxicology Meeting

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

Human Toxicology 2020 Holiday Letter

The letter highlights the activities current and former Human Toxicology students and faculty.
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Nat Geographic COVID-19 Article Features Tox Faculty Member

Dr. Salem comments on the safety results of Moderna's first clinical trail involving the vaccine.

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.