CEHS Research

Examples of areas being pursued within the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, either as discrete projects or as parts of broader scope projects include:

  • identification and characterization of targets and effects for toxic chemicals
  • risk factors for health disparities
  • metabolism of toxicants
  • environmental chemicals and diabetes
  • development of novel antidotes to nerve agents
  • biochemical defenses of organisms against toxicity
  • immunotoxicology of pesticides and drugs of abuse
  • biochemical and behavioral neurotoxicology
  • structure—activity relationships
  • toxicant transport and availability
  • pesticide exposure of people
  • environmental monitoring of pesticides
  • age-related effects of toxicants
  • chemical atherogenesis and imflammations
  • role of endocannabinoids in toxicology

Graduate and undergraduate students are heavily involved in these projects, and student training is a major concern of the participating faculty.

Graduate students who are interested in environmental toxicology are enrolled in the PhD program in environmental toxicology or the MS or PhD programs in which their major professors participate (such as veterinary medical sciences). Each student's program is designed with courses most appropriate for the specialty field he or she is pursuing. Support for stipends comes primarily from research assistantships financed by the University or by governmental or industrial grants.

Current CEHS Research Projects

List of CEHS Completed Projects

CEHS Publications 2000-2017

CEHS Research Cores