In the News

The PM level was 44 during the 2004 Olympics in Athens, 24 in Sydney in 2000 and 28 in Atlanta in 1996, said Staci Simonich, a professor at Oregon State University who published a 2009 study on pollution at the Beijing Games. “Rio’s...


Hello Everyone - If you have not already received an issue, I am pleased to share with you that multiple EMT faculty and programs are highlighted in articles appearing in the Current (Summer 2016) issue:  ...


Dr. Kim A. Anderson’s research group's work on Personal Passive Samplers is featured on the cover of Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN): (Volume 94 Issue 16| pp. 30-34 Issue Date: April 18, 2016.

Dr. Anderson's. laboratory at Oregon...


Your driveway could be making you sick. A new study by Oregon State University found products used to seal driveway surfaces could increase your risk of cancer. Instead of re-paving, parking lots and driveways are often repaired with a much less...


Patrick Iversen

A drug developed in Corvallis and Perth, Australia, to treat a genetic disorder may also represent a promising advance in personalized medicine. Eteplirsen targets Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which leads to muscle degeneration and weakness. The...


Stacey Harper

Insecticides show more toxicity inside tiny pellets

Packaging certain insecticides inside tiny plastic pellets may amplify their toxicity in the environment, a new study suggests. The same chemical used naked — suspended only in water —...


Blair Paulik

Blair Paulik was recently accepted into the OMSI Science Communication Fellowship Program. The program accepts both industry and academic researchers and science professionals who...


Dr. Jennifer Field's has been posted on the GoMRI website as a featured article. the story describes her work to develop a method that measures the chemical compostion of the four Corexit surfactants (Used on the Deepwater Horizon and other...


Anderson Lab

A recent field study in Ohio resulted in a number of articles highlighting the work of the Anderson lab's work using silicon wristbands to measure exposure to environmental chemicals.

Articles have appeared in the...


Dr. William Bisson

Dr. William Bisson's leadership work on the Halifax project was highlighted by AAAS Science News in EurekAlert.

According to the task force of nearly 200 scienties from 28 countries, common environmental chemicals assumed to be safe a low...


On May 20, 2015, Dr. Staci Simonich and Dr. Kim Anderson presented to the Oregon State Air Toxics Science Advisory Committee

(ATSAC:   http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/toxics/atsac.htm...


TEAM Tox Outreach Activities at McNary High School

Blair Paulik and Jamie Minick, both PhD students in Dr. Kim Anderson’s lab, traveled to McNary High School on April 10th to teach students about environmental pollution. This opportunity was initiated when a teacher from McNary Community Outreach...


Researchers for the first time have developed a method to track through the human body the movement of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, as extraordinarily tiny amounts of these potential carcinogens are biologically processed and...


Dr. Pat Iversen spoke about Ebola treatments at a well-attended Corvallis Science Pub at the Old World Deli

Dr. Pat Iversen, a professor in the department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, recently spoke about Ebola treatments at a well-attended Corvallis Science Pub at the Old World Deli on Monday, December 5.

Dr. Iverson previously...


Takikng a Deep Breath

Dr. Staci Simonich's air quality research was highlighted on page 6 of Leading Indicators, the Research Office's 2014 Annual Report...


OSU's Integrated Plant Protection Center helps growers minimze use of chemicals


Dave Stone spoke to the Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation on the risk of waterborne diseases on October 14 at the reen Dragon Bistro:...


Dr. Dave Williams awarded PANWAT Achievement Award

Dr. David Williams was recently awarded the PANWAT Achievement Award at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologist Meeting in Bothell, Washington on September 19.

Dr. Williams joined the faculty of the College of Agricultural...


Paul Jepson Presented 2014 International Service Award by OSU

Dr. Paul Jepson, Director of the Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) and a Professor in the Environmental & Molecular Toxicology department, was presented with the 2014 OSU International Service Award at University Day on September 18th...


Stacey Harper named 2014 Savery Outstanding Young Faculty

Dr. Stacey Harper has been named the recipient of the 2014 Savery Outstanding Young Faculty Award in recognition of her exceptional scholarly and teaching accomplishments as an assistant professor.

As a tenure track Assistant Professor of...


Enivironmental and Molecular Toxicology department was recently featured in Oregon's Agricultural Progress magazine in an article that explored and explained the research currently being done by EMT labs.


People with questions about using pesticides correctly can now get answers on their smartphones and tablets, thanks to expanded online services offered by the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).


Dr. Dave Stone

Over the past  year (2013-14), Dr. Dave  Stone, Associate Professor in Environmental and Molecular Toxicology was appointed to a National Academies panel to examine how the State of California assesses pesticide risk. This panel convened in both...


Dr. Jennifer Field's upcoming lecture at the ACS meeting in San Francisco has been selected as one of the "Can't Miss Talks" on the program. The lecture, titled 'Research at the interface fd environmental chemistry and engineering" will be...


Derik Haggarded was awarded the "Best Poster" award at the Collaborative Aquatic Models and 21st Century Toxicology" which was held May 5 - 6 in raleigh, North Caroline on the North Carolina State University campus.

The title of Derik's...


The UC Davis superfund Research Center recently invited EMT trainees to attend UC Davis Picnic Day to display posters and participate in outreach activites. Picnic Day is an annual open house event that typically draws more than 50,000 visitors...


Joey Pryor

Environmental Health Sciences Center recently profiled Joey Pryor, a senior undergraduate student in Stacey Harper's lab.


Lead author Paul Jepson of the Integrated Plant Protection Center at OSU states “we were shocked to find such widespread use of highly toxic organophosphate pesticides, but by carefully studying and quantifying their use, we provide a basis for...


A drug that lots of post-menopausal women take to prevent and treat osteoporosis keeps making news and the latest comes from Oregon State University researchers. OSU'S Ed O'...


A team of NIEHS-funded researchers met with citizens of Carroll County, Ohio, Jan. 9 marking one of the first steps in the new one-year, community-engaged pilot study of fracking and air quality.

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Researchers led by Oregon State University Superfund Research Program grantee Robert Tanguay, Ph.D., used high-throughput screening to analyze 1,060 unique compounds for 22 possible effects on zebrafish embryos.

Researchers said this is...


Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have discovered novel breakdown products that form when specific high molecular weight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) chemically interact with nitrogen. These nitrated-PAHs (NPAHs), which were...


Toxicological Sciences

Dr. Tanguay and his co-authors Lisa Truong, David Reif, Lindsey St. Mary, Mitra  Geier, and Hao Truong have learned that  their recent paper in Toxicological Sciences/"Multidimensional In Vivo Hazard Assessment Using Zebrafish"/  ( Tox Sci 137(1...


Scientists-in-training learn to effectively communicate research to TOX507the public

More than 45 mostly graduate-level students attended the first offering of the course, Communicating Science and Risk Beyond Academia – or TOX 507/607 – this fall to learn to explain their scientific research from experts across Oregon State....


Joey Pryor was awarded $1,000 from the University Honors College Excellence Fund  to support his research on "Comparative toxicological  assessment of PAMAM and thiophosphoryl dendrimers using embryonic zebrafish" in Dr. Harper's Lab.


Staci Simonich Receives OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship

The OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship recognizes OSU faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in a specific project or activity resulting in substantial impact beyond the university setting. The award consists of...


Amy Jahr has been awarded an Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity award fro the OSU Research Office to support her summer 2013 research project entitled "Dectection of Fluorescently Labeled Lipoprotein and...