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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.

Current Academic Status (08/24/20)

  • Most of the classes at OSU (90%) are being taught remotely. Therefore, most of the credits for this fall, including Toxicology classes, will be taught remotely over zoom.
  • All in person instruction on the Corvallis campus will end at Thanksgiving break, and finals will be conducted remotely.
  • Face coverings are required in common indoor spaces and areas outside where social distancing isn’t possible. Be sure to maintain 6 feet of distance from others, especially when waiting in line.
  • Enforceable through the Code of Student Conduct, students must restrict their attendance at and hosting of social get togethers to 10 people or fewer, indoor and outdoor, while residing or participating in an activity in the state of Oregon, regardless of whether the get together is related to University business or on University property.
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Carrie Barton and Beth Siddens were awarded the EMT Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Awards.

Dr. Stacey Harper was awarded the College of Engineering Collaborative Research Award.

Dr. Jennifer Duringer is happy to announce a new grant award for "Sod webworm management in perennial grass seed production systems." Oregon Seed Council, Oregon State University Agricultural Research Foundation. Role: Co-Investigator (PI Kaur) $30,466. This project addresses two high priority areas of the Oregon Seed Council: ‘insect pest control: sod webworm’ and ‘research in fine fescues’ to develop IPM strategies to manage a damaging insect pest. The overall goal will be to collect data on sod webworm incidence and variation due to host preferences stemming from endophyte-derived insect resistance using fine fescue as the model species.


Dr. Melissa Haendel and Team are pleased to announce the receipt of the Notice of Award for their NIH NHGRI $10 million 5-year award, “A phenomics-first resource for interpretation of variants.” This will be a CEGS, a Centers of Genome Excellence program and is a feather for OSU, especially given that this is the only active National Human Genome Research Institute funding at OSU.

The OSU/EMT NIEHS T32 Training Grant “Integrated Regional Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences” has been renewed for another 5 years. This will constitute years 41-45 of this long-standing training program hosted by OSU. The renewed grant will provide $2.3M of funding for trainees by supporting six predoctoral trainees and three postdoctoral trainees annually. Dr. Craig Marcus and Dr. Siva Kolluri will serve as the new codirectors of the T32 training program. Dr. Robyn Tanguay and Dr. Dave Williams each served as previous leaders for this training grant.


The Tanguay Group has received $49,336 from the OSU Equipment Reserve Fund (RERF) to support the purchase of the Rapid Large Field Gigapixel Imaging.

Jane La Du received OSU’s 2020 Outstanding Faculty Reseach Assistant Award.

Yvonne Rericha has passed her qualifying exam.

The American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators has awarded Kaci Buhl the President's Award for her efforts to enhance the AAPSE. For more information: American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators

Dr. Robyn Tanguay received the Society of Toxicology (SOT) Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Specialty Section Scientific Achievement Award 2020.

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