Areas of specialization:
- Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology comprises all aspects of the scientific study of drugs in man. Its objective is to optimize drug therapy.
- Environmental Toxicology is the study of how chemicals move within the environment and affect biological systems.
- Genetic and Developmental Pharmacology and Toxicology is the study of interactions between drugs or toxins/toxicants and gene products.
- Metabolic Fate and Pharmacokinetics is the study of the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of drugs.
- Neuropharmacology and Toxicology is the study of how drugs affect cellular function in the nervous system.
- Respiratory Pharmacology and Toxicology is the study of how both drug and toxin exposure affect the human respiratory system.
- Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Toxicology is the study of the molecular mechanisms through which toxicants produce adverse effects.
This tremendous breadth of areas represented by the faculty offers a wide choice of areas in which to specialize. In addition, formal programs termed Designated Emphasis in Reproductive Biology, Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology, Designated Emphasis in Translational Research and a graduate academic certificate in Air Quality & Health are available to you if you wish to pursue subspecialty areas of Pharmacology and Toxicology in greater detail.