The OSU T32 Training Program supports 6 pre-doctoral trainees and 3 post-doctoral trainees each year under the auspices of an NIEHS Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Institutional Research Training Grant (T32). Our training program has over 50 years of success training doctoral students and post-doctoral scientists in the Environmental Health Sciences.

Apply now by emailing the T32 Directors here.


The objective for our Integrated Regional Training Program in Environmental Health Sciences continues to be to recruit and train scientists in the Environmental Health Sciences. Primary goals are: 

  1. Recruit a diverse cohort of trainees.
  2. Individualize transdisciplinary, experiential learning employing Individual Development Plans (IDP) for each trainee to provide structured scientific, professional and career development in the environmental health sciences.
  3. Train the next generation of scientists to be leaders in environmental health sciences. 


  • Short externships to further promote interdisciplinary training and professional development in real-world potential employment environments.
  • Pilot grants for trainees unique collaborative training environment provided by OSU, OHSU and PNNL supplemented by new regional training partners in the academic, regulatory and private sector. 
  • Training topics in environmental health science include: molecular toxicology, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, systems toxicology, hazard identification, exposure biology, epidemiology, developmental toxicology, nanotoxicology, computational and predictive toxicology, microbiome/environment interactions, neuro/behavioral toxicology, inter-individual susceptibility, metal toxicology, metabolism, diet-environment interactions and translational data sciences. 
  • Our former trainees continue to make major contributions in the academic, public and government sectors demonstrating the effectiveness of our training program.

Services We Offer - Funding Opportunities

  • Trainee Initiated Collaboration Grant Request. The intent these grants is to support innovative collaborations between T32 trainees and other research groups (on or off-campus).
  • Externship Application. We are pleased to support externship opportunities for T32 trainees that will provide enhanced experiential learning activities that benefit the trainee’s career goals.


  • Trainee NIH Reporting and Citing the Center guidelines PDF. This PDF provides links to the required reporting forms as well as has suggestions for their use. It also includes a section on citing the center when you're writing publications, presentations and posters.
  • NIH CareerTrac Portal: NIH uses CareerTrac to track trainee accomplishments across multiple grants. For the T32 grant, trainees can enter their accomplishments individually, with their ERA Commons login.

Regional Training Faculty

Mechanisms of action of environmental neurotoxins
(Fryer, Tanguay, Raber, Sherman)
(Tanguay, Ho, Weinhouse)
(Thrall, Tanguay, Harper)
Environmental carcinogenesis
(Ho, Indra, McCullough,Thayer)
Environmental immunotoxins
Receptor-mediated toxicity
(Tanguay, Kolluri, Indra, Ho, Marcus)
Public Health, Epidemiology and Risk Assessment
(Kile, Teeguarden)
DNA repair mechanisms
(McCullough, Thayer)
Dietary micronutrients and disease susceptibility
(Traber, Ho, Stevens)
Oxidative stress and disease
(Thrall, Stevens)
Exposure Biology
(Anderson, Simonich, Tanguay)
Systems Toxicology and Computational Toxicology
(Tilton, Waters, Tanguay)
Developmental toxicity of environmental chemicals
(Harper, Tanguay, Ho)
Non-mammalian models for EHS research
(Stubblefield, Tanguay, Harper)
Metals Toxicology
(Rothenberg, Stubblefield)
(Sharpton, Tanguay, Ho, Rothenberg)
Metabolomics and natural products
(Stevens, Maier, Marcus)
Exosomes, RNA Splicing
Unnatural amino acids, protein structure and function
Environmental Chemistry
(Field, Anderson, Garcia-Jaramillo)

Recruitment and Application

Our recruitment process is designed to attract the best and brightest while also attaining diversity in our training cohort by attracting trainees from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups in STEM.

The outcome of our training program is to matriculate trainees with the skills, experience and ethics to address a wide range of complex, critical, and rapidly evolving problems in environmental health science. 

To apply to our T32 Program for a pre-doctoral fellowship or a post-doctoral fellowship, please contact the T32 Co-directors by email and include your current CV