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.

Toxicology Degrees Awarded Since June 2022
Congratulations to Our Students!

Toxicology PhD Graduates
Daniel Elson
Brittany Cunningham
Sara Hutton
Yvonne Rericha
Lindsay Wilson

PhD Toxicology Minor Graduates
Jared Stine

Toxicology MS Graduates
Abdulaziz Alshehri
Francesca Germano
Nicholas Korjeff
Yi Zhang
Anna Depaepe

Toxicology Concurrent MS Recipients
Kyle Burns
Annika Gehl
Miranda Jackson
Mackenzie Morshead
Dante Perone
Reese Valdez

Undergraduate Toxicology Minor Graduates
Jordan Anderson
Amanda Galbreath
Devon Hoskins
Cyndee Read
Mireia Roig-Paul
Francesca Rossi

In addition, we should highlight:
Advancement to Doctoral Candidacy during 2022-2023

Chloe Fender
Christian Rude

EMT Summer Newsletter


Upcoming Seminars




The Superfund Research Program (SRP) at OSU
was featured in the NIEHS Environmental Factor with the story:
"Silicone wristbands track hundreds
of unique chemical exposures"
Full Story

Tanguay Laboratory: Pioneering Predictive Toxicology

Tanguay Laboratory


TEAM Tox Summer Camp

TEAM Tox hosted 16 high school students for the 2nd ever TEAM Tox summer camp
June 26th - 28th featuring environmental sampling, acute daphnia EC 50s,
and structure-function elucidation with transgenic zebrafish.

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Kaci Buhl and the Oregon IPM Center Team (Brittany Barker, Len Coop, Jessica Green, Chris Hedstrom, Dani Lightle, Silvia Rondon) were awarded the 2023 James and Mildred OldField/E.R. Jackman Team Award.

The Endophyte Lab was recently featured in OSU Progress Magazine: “The Endophyte Lab: 25 Years of Helping Grass Seed Growers Turn Challenges into Opportunities”. Full Story

Peter Hoffman, Assistant Director for the Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Program, is a member of the OSU 35 Year Club.

Jennifer Field, Professor, is a member of the OSU 30 Year Club.

Eric Johnson, Senior Faculty Research Assistant II, is a member of the OSU 25 Year Club.

Miranda Jackson was awarded the 1st Place PhD Poster at PNW-SETAC.

Bella Centurione was awarded the 2nd Place MS Poster at PNW-SETAC.

Ian Moran was awarded the 2nd Place PhD Platform Presentation at PNW-SETAC.

Mackenzie Morshead was awarded the 2nd Place PhD Poster at PNW-SETAC.

Juliana Huizenga, a CBEE PhD student and TOX minor was awarded the 1st Place PhD Platform Presentation at PNW-SETAC.

Francesca Rossi, an undergraduate student in Dr. Jennifer Duringer’s lab passed her Honors College thesis defense titled: “Evaluation of Fusarium proliferatum Mycotoxin Profiles in Infected Garlic Cloves”.

Reese Valdez was awarded the GEM Associate Fellowship. 

Spencer Stinson was awarded the ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation Scholar Award.

Victoria Colvin and Dante Perone were awarded the Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarships.

Dr. Manuel Garcia-Jaramillo received notice of award of his NIEHS K01 Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Award for his research proposal:“Protecting children’s health by applying novel approaches toassess urban and rural drinking water”.

The Agricultural Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Manuel Garcia-Jaramillo $15,000 for his research proposal:“A multi-scale approach to predict water quality and quantity in agricultural irrigation canals”.

The Agricultural Research Foundation has awarded Dr. Jennifer Duringer $15,000 for her research proposal: "Measuring of cannabinoid metabolites in the fat of lambs fed spent hemp biomass”.

Reese Valdez has successfully defended their master’s thesis: “Assessing susceptibility for PAH toxicity in
an in vitro 3D respiratory model for asthma”.

Dante Perone has successfully defended his master’s thesis: “Knocking Out the Zebrafish CYP1B1

Gene Alters Metabolomic Profile and Neurobehavioral Functions”.

Anna Depaepe has successfully defended her master’s thesis: “Purification and Characterization of Mosue Retinal Endothelial Cell Exosomes: Implications for Multi-Omics Analysis”.

Francesca Germano has successfully defended her master’s thesis: “Assessing the toxicity of nanoplastics using the primary human bronchial epithelial mode”.

Meredith Cocks was promoted to Senior Faculty Research Assistant I.

Michael Simonich was promoted to Senior Research Associate I.

Eric Johnson was promoted to Senior Faculty Research Assistant II.

Miranda Jackson has successfully defended her master’s thesis: “Investigation of the Toxicity of Particle and Chemical Components of Road Runoff in Danio rerio and Oncorhynchus Species”.

Sara Hutton successfully defended her PhD thesis: "Comparative aquatic toxicology of pesticides and plastics in the model estuarine fish, inland Silverside".