The integrated mission of the Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology (EMT) is to educate students in the toxicological sciences, to conduct research on the effects of chemicals and other agents on humans and the environment and to engage the public through extension and outreach. The EMT Department focuses on creating, disseminating, and applying new knowledge to enhance the treatment and prevention of human disease and to ensure the protection of the environment and public health.


Kaci Buhl, as co-director for the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative (PERC), and in collaboration with UC Davis, shared the following news release for OEHHA's "Recognition, Mananagement and Reporting of Pesticide Illness."




Jared Martin received the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation Foundation Scholarship Award.

Dr. Jennifer Fiend received the 2022 Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship Award.

Chloe Fender has been awarded the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship Award.

Andre Schaum successfully passed his MS Defense. Title: "Expanding the Use of 19F NMR Spectroscopy in Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Analysis: Determination of Total Fluorine and Isomeric Distribution in Aqueous Film-Forming Foams."

Lisa Shepard, Finance Manager for Environmental Health Science Center and the Superfund Research Center/Research Office, belongs to the OSU 40 Year Club.

Anita Holman, Faculty Research Assistant in EMT, belongs to the OSU 25 Year Club.

Bryan Harper promoted to Senior Faculty Research Assistant II.

Dr. Lisa Truong promoted to Associate Professor, Senior Research.


The OSU-EHSC Pilot Project awarded Dr. Manuel Garcia-Jaramillo the Strategic Initiative Award for his research proposal: "Identification and Evaluation of Toxic Contaminant Mixtures in Surface Water from the Portland Harbor Superfund Site Using Effect-Directed Analysis Coupled to Non-target High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry."

Yvonne Rericha has received the 2022 Dr. Eric A. Andreasen Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship.

The Hispanic Organization of Toxicologists has awarded Brianna Rivera The 2022 HOT Graduate Student Travel Award.

The OSU Agricultural Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Garcia-Jaramillo $15,000 to fund his research proposal: "Evaluation of health effects and toxicity mechanisms of two water contaminants derived from road runoff in salmon species."

Ryan Lopez: Successful Master's Defense. Title: "Size- and Oxidation-Dependent Toxicity of Graphene Oxide Nanomaterials in Embryonic Zebrafish"  PI: Dr. Robyn Tanguay.


New grant for the Tanguay Lab: Agency - Battelle Memorial Institute. Award - $54,024. Project: Inter-Lab Study of the Effects of Protocol Variables on Toxicity Measures in Zebrafish.

New grant for the Tanguay Lab: Agency - R35 ES031709. Award - $7,009,000. Project: Discovering Chemical Activity Networks - Predicting Bioactivity Based on Structure.

New grant for the Tanguay Lab: Agency - NIH R44OD024879. Award - $999,300. Project: Parallelized Imaging and Automated Analysis of Zebrafish Assays with a Gigapixel Microscope.

EPA has entered into a new cooperative agreement, the “Pesticide Educational Resource Collaborative,” with the University of California Davis Continuing and Professional Education (UC Davis) in partnership with Oregon State University (OSU). The project will lead/ support the development of educational resources and materials on the safe use of pesticides. The total funding for the project is about $6,000,000 with about $1,000,000 set aside for agricultural community-based projects. The team is led by Suzanne Forsyth (UC Davis) and Kaci Buhl (OSU). To learn more about pesticide worker safety, visit www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety.  

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