Molecular Toxicology

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The Molecular Toxicology emphasis area focuses on investigating how, why, and when chemicals cause harm to life, such as affecting cellular and molecular processes that lead to toxicity or cancer. Students, in collaboration with a faculty mentor, conduct original research into the interaction between living systems and chemicals.

Molecular Toxicology Faculty


Students choose one course with a quantitative focus, plus nine credits of courses from the list below:

  • STAT 401 Experimental Methods
  • BMB 464 Molecular Medicine
  • BMB 400 Molecular Biology of the Gene
  • BIOL 472 Mammalian Physiology
  • BIOL 426 Developmental Neurobiology
  • BIOL 469 Neurobiology
  • BIOL 470 Functional and Integrative Neuroscience
  • BMMB 541 Molecular Biology of Animal Development
  • MICRB 410 Principles of Immunology
  • NEURO 501 Seminars in Neuroscience
  • NEURO 512 Comparative Neuroanatomy
  • NEURO 520 Cell and Molecular Neuroscience
  • VB SC 430 Principles of Toxicology
  • VB SC 432 Advanced Immunology
  • VB SC 433 Molecular and Cellular Toxicology
  • VB SC 511 Molecular Immunology
  • VB SC 520 Pathobiology
  • VB SC/IBIOS 530 Regulation of Gene Expression by Xenobiotics
  • VB SC 532 Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology
  • VB SC 534 Current Topics in Cancer Research 

Elective courses in statistics and physiology are especially encouraged.