University Catalog 2023-2024

Toxicology (PhD)

Degree Requirements

Core Courses33
Fundamentals of Toxicology
Molecular and Biochemical Toxicology
Environmental Toxicology
Toxicology Seminar (enroll every semester)
Special Problems In Toxicology (Lab Rotations)
Special Problems In Toxicology (Responsible Conduct of Research)
Special Problems In Toxicology (Professional Development)
Statistical Methods For Researchers I (or equivalent)
Molecular Genetics
Cell Biology
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Elective Courses39
See "Elective Courses" listed below
Total Hours72

Elective Courses

"Elective Courses" are approved in conjunction with the academic committee to meet 72 total hours *39
Chemical Risk Assessment
Cancer Biology
Core Technologies in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Gene Expression Analysis: Microarrays
PCR and DNA Fingerprinting
Genome Mapping
RNA Purification and Analysis
Special Topics
Biochemistry of Gene Expression
Macromolecular Structure
Macromolecular Synthesis and Regulation
Molecular Biology Of the Cell
Advanced Molecular Biology Of the Cell
Epidemiology II
Principles of Pharmacology
Special Topics in Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Functional Genomics
Environmental Stress Physiology
Principles of Physical Oceanography
General Physiology I
General Physiology II
Mammalian Endocrinology
Statistical Methods For Researchers II


Full Professors

  • Ronald E. Baynes
  • James C. Bonner
  • Matthew Breen
  • David Buchwalter
  • William Gregory Cope
  • Jane A. Hoppin
  • Cathrine Hoyo
  • Michael Hyman
  • Detlef R. Knappe
  • Seth William Kullman
  • Jerry "Mac" Law
  • Gerald Andre LeBlanc
  • Carolyn Jane Mattingly
  • Elizabeth Guthrie Nichols
  • Jun Ninomiya-Tsuji
  • Heather Patisaul
  • Emilie Francesca Rissman
  • Richard M. Roe
  • Robert Charles Smart
  • Yoshiaki Tsuji
  • Fred Andrew Wright
  • Jeffrey A. Yoder

Associate Professors

  • David Lawrence Aylor
  • Scott M. Belcher
  • Shobhan Gaddameedhi
  • Nanette M. Nascone-Yoder
  • Antonio Planchart
  • David Michael Reif
  • Hong Wang
  • Yihui Zhou

Assistant Professors

  • Michael S. Bereman
  • Eric Robert Brooks
  • Michael Anthony Cowley
  • Natalia Duque-Wilckens
  • Denis Fourches
  • Jonathan Hall
  • Kurt Marsden
  • Maria L. Rodgers

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • David Allen Skaar
  • Elizabeth E. A. Thompson

Adjunct Faculty

  • John S. House


  • Suzanne Fenton