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Pharmacology & Toxicology

Center for Molecular & Cellular Toxicology

Training in Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Disease:
A NIEHS-supported program to prepare pre- and post-doctoral trainees for careers in biomedical research with an environmental health perspective

This training program is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and is designed to bring together students and graduate faculty from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Smithville, Texas. Collaboration between these two institutes is essential to the program in that it provides greater diversity in research and training opportunities while serving to fulfill two major goals of the training program:

1. to ensure our trainees the highest quality in all aspects of our program (courses, research training, personal mentorship, seminars, etc.).
2. to increase the number of highly trained minorities pursuing careers in toxicology.

The outstanding training faculty represents a variety of scientific disciplines: pharmacology, toxicology, medicinal chemistry, experimental carcinogenesis, nutrition, and zoology. The research interests of the training faculty primarily focus on the mechanisms of organ-specific toxicity of xenobiotics. Specific research interests can be found on the training faculty pages.

The TTG has provided support for predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows since 1990, with an emphasis being placed on predoctoral training in 2003. This training grant is in support of a program promoting excellence in the toxicological sciences, focusing on training in molecular toxicology and environmental disease. An important element in our program is the training of predoctoral fellows who are actively recruited by colleagues from around the nation. Although each trainee selects from a wide variety of ongoing research programs, and works primarily in the laboratory of one of the training faculty, the training program promotes and supports collaborative research among the different departments represented by the training faculty.

See also:
Program History
Program Trainees
Areas of Study (TTG Faculty)
Toxicology Seminars


Predoctoral trainees are evaluated for admission into the training program on the basis of GPA, GRE, letters of recommendation, previous research experience and interviews. Trainee progress is monitored throughout the year by participating in seminars each semester, coursework, research development in the laboratory, exchange of manuscripts written by the trainees with the training faculty, and an annual report by the trainees describing their progress. To be eligible for this training program, applicants MUST either be a United States citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.

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Last Reviewed: February 7, 2011

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
107 W. Dean Keeton
Stop C0875
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmtox

Phone: 512-471-5158

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