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Ecological Toxicology

Faculty in this emphasis area are primarily focused on understanding the effects and influence of xenobiotics on the environment and organisms that live in the environment. Using a wide range of scientific methods faculty are involved with species ranging from black flies, fish, amphibians, dapnia, bacteria, mussels, crocodiles and birds.

Mechanistic Toxicology

Faculty in this emphasis area have research interests in understanding the details of how xenobiotics interact with mammalian and non-mammalian species at the level of DNA, proteins, signaling pathways, cells and or even organs. A large number of tools or research methods exist to study mechanisms of action of chemicals and pathogens on biological systems.