The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology program is the home for the longest standing National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Training Grant (T32) “Integrated Regional Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences”. We were awarded this prestigious grant on July 1st, 1979 and it has contributed to OSU’s highly ranked training program in Toxicology.

For the last 41 years, the NIEHS training grant has supported 164 trainees (118 predoctorates and 46 post-doctorates). The participants of this training grant program have progressed into conducting and applying research, teaching at university and colleges, evaluate product safety and assist public agencies and private industries in resolving important public health and environmental problems.

Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis has a long history of excellence in environmental health sciences research, has partnered with Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) to provide a comprehensive and interdisciplinary training program for pre- and postdoctoral students in environmental health sciences. The list of mentors for the Training program includes 30 faculty who are either at OSU, OHSU, or PNNL. A strength of this program is the diversity of the research areas; systems biology, exposure biology, epidemiology, developmental toxicity, nanotoxicology, DNA damage and repair, molecular toxicology, neurotoxicology, metabolism, and diet environmental interactions.

Our mission is to train the next generation of toxicologists to emphasis on multidisciplinary training with exciting new training opportunities in public health and exposure biology. The primary goal is to produce future leaders in environmental health sciences.