About the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology

Our EMT programs offer a unique synthesis of biology and chemistry, which allows us to focus on creation, dissemination and application of new biomedical and chemical knowledge to ensure the protection of the environment and public health, as well as, enhance the treatment and prevention of human disease. This integrated approach provides exciting training and research opportunities for graduate students and supports our state-of-the-art, internationally competitive research programs. EMT is a highly collegial and exceptionally collaborative group of scientists dedicated to the success and advancement of all EMT students, staff and faculty.

The current EMT department has a long and illustrious history, having evolved extensively over the years since 1883 when our very first faculty member was hired into the original Dept. Of Agricultural Chemistry here at OSU. Over the past 125 years, our department changed and adapted to the ever evolving fields of agricultural sciences and toxicology, and in 1998 was reorganized and renamed Environmental and Molecular Toxicology to more clearly communicate the breadth, depth and research and training emphases of our current programs. Our nineteen faculty members have diverse research  programs collectively aimed at understanding environmental hazards and their impacts on biological systems in order to protect human health and the environment while complimenting and supporting our Toxicology training programs offering  Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Toxicology and an undergraduate minor.