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  Toxicology Program:


  2018 Summer Undergraduate Internships

Hosted by: Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology


The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (EMT - http://emt.oregonstate.edu ) at Oregon State University encourages students to consider a career in toxicology! Toward this goal, EMT, in partnership with the Society of Toxicology (https://www.toxicology.org/ ) and our own graduate student trainee organization, TEAM Tox (https://emt.oregonstate.edu/environmental-and-molecular-toxicology/team-tox ), hosts funded summer internship opportunities for both OSU-enrolled and non-OSU students. Internships are offered to encourage interested undergraduates to gain experience in Toxicology research and subsequently to pursue graduate training in the field of toxicology, especially at OSU.

Summer Research Internships consist of an 8-week research experience for domestic undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in Toxicology.  Students accepted to the internship will participate in a research project conducted under the guidance of EMT faculty, and interact with faculty, graduate students and other scientists at OSU in a variety of venues that will help prepare them for success in research-intensive graduate programs in Toxicology and related fields. Internship experiences include hands-on laboratory and/or field research, round table discussions, seminars, lab group meetings, career development and social activities. At the end of the program, each student will deliver a brief oral presentation on his or her summer research project.

The Summer Undergraduate Toxicology Research Internship at OSU is offered with support of the Society of Toxicology and is designed for students not enrolled at OSU, and who are interested in a career in Toxicology and will complete their undergraduate degree program within the next one to two years. Additional information and application materials can be found here: https://emt.oregonstate.edu/summer-research-internships-toxicologyapplication-non-osu-students 

Application deadline extended! Applications for the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship in Toxicology will be accepted through April 30th 2018, or until all available positions have been filled. Review of applications is ongoing and awards will be announced no later than May 15th.

The Introduction to Toxicology Research Internship is designed for students currently enrolled at OSU or dual enrolled at OSU and Linn Benton Community College who do not have significant independent research experience. The Internship is made possible with generous support from the Sheng C. Fang Fellowship Fund, established in honor and recognition of Professor Sheng C. Fang and his family’s commitment to life long learning and in support of student success at OSU. Additional information and application materials can be found here: https://emt.oregonstate.edu/fang-introduction-toxicology-internships-toxicologyapplication-osu-students 

Applications for the Introduction to Toxicology Research Internship open in April and will be accepted through May 6th 2018. Review of applications begins May 7th, and awards will be announced no later than May 21.

Summer 2018 Internships provide a $3,500 stipend for the 8-week program (June 25 – August 20, 2018), and travel and housing expenses for students not enrolled at Oregon State University. Links to application materials and additional eligibility requirements can be found by following the links listed above, and by using the buttons on the right of this page. Students from groups underrepresented in the sciences especially are encouraged to apply.




Summer 2017:

Rachel Liu-May: Chemical technique to identify pollutant sources; worked with Dr. Kim Anderson, supported by the Fang Fellowship

Preciosa Martinez: Exploring the Endogenous Function of CYP1B1 in Vascular Wound Repair: Insights from Untargeted Metabolomics and the Scratch Wound Assay; worked with Dr’s. Andy Annolora and Craig Marcus, supported by the Fang Fellowship

Stephen Oh: Cancer cell viability in response to known therapeutic treatment under hypoxic and normoxic environments; worked with Dr. Siva Kolluri, supported by the Fang Fellowship

Allison Perez: Oxidative potential of fine particulate matter associated with indoor air pollution from home heating and cooking in rural India; worked with Dr’s. Robert Tanguay, Lisa Truong and Courtney Roper, supported by the Fang Fellowship

Makeba Walcott: myomiR Regulation of Pulmonary Response to Obesity and Smoking; worked with Dr. Susan Tilton, supported in part by the Society of Toxicology

Summer 2016:

Lauren Heine: Impact of PAHs on lung epithelial barrier function in 3D cell model; worked with Dr. Susan Tilton, supported in part by the Society of Toxicology

Stacey Schkoda: Using zebrafish as a model to understand the developmental toxicity of PAHs; worked with Dr. Robert Tanguay, supported in part by the Society of Toxicology

Summer 2015:

Cathy Duong: Functional testing of compounds targeting the anti-apoptotic cell death proteins of the Bcl-2 family; worked with Dr. Siva Kolluri, supported in part by the Society of Toxicology

Stacy Mann:    Developmental toxicity of commonly used flame retardant chemicals in a developing zebrafish embryo model system; worked with Dr. Robert Tanguay

Raven Waldron: Investigating the effect of UV-A and titanium dioxide nanoparticles on triclosan toxicity in Escherichia coli; worked with Dr. Stacey Harper, supported in part by the Society of Toxicology
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The OSU Toxicology program trains 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. EMT offers a highly collegial and exceptionally collaborative research and training environment dedicated to the success and advancement of all EMT students, faculty and staff. Our programs provide students with a fundamental understanding of the interdisciplinary science of Toxicology, and prepare them for leadership positions in research and development, academia, government, or other professional services.

The integrated curriculum in Toxicology, combining both the biological and physical sciences, offers training and research opportunities in the fields of Molecular and Computational Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment in support of our state-of-the-art and internationally competitive research, outreach and education missions. Degrees granted include both a thesis and non-thesis MS and the PhD. EMT also is the academic home of an undergraduate minor in Toxicology.


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