The Environmental Health Sciences Center supports faculty members with strong interests in environmental health science research and outreach. The Career Development Core helps faculty develop strong programs and build effective networks to become leaders in the environmental health field. The Core enables and energizes new faculty to coalesce into teams that will develop novel approaches to address the strategic goals of NIEHS.

The Core has a network of Center members and other experts across the OSU campus to serve as mentors and potential collaborators. Our professional networks also include other Environmental Health Sciences Centers and NIEHS funded investigators and research teams. Research efforts of new investigators are supported by the Career Development Core. There are also pilot project opportunities for all EHSC investigators which are designed to synergize new collaborations and launch new hypothesis-driven research projects and open emerging areas of biomedical research in the environmental health sciences.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Training Program Overview

EHSC faculty, staff and Cores assist in the recruitment and training of promising individuals to develop expertise in toxicology and the environmental health sciences that can effectively meet emerging global challenges. The Core Training Programs, with their hands-on interdisciplinary research opportunities and complementary educational training opportunities, are integral to providing vital graduate and postdoctoral training at OSU, as well as early- and mid-career professional development opportunities for faculty. Our former trainees have essentially all matriculated to important professional and leadership positions in government, academia and industry.

NIEHS T32 Training Grant in Toxicology

Oregon State University offers interdisciplinary training in toxicology through its predoctoral degree program in the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology and through postdoctoral fellowships. The T32 NIEHS Training Grant offers financial support and provides unique research opportunities to selected predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows. Support is available on a competitive basis to applicants with a BS, MS, or PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology or another closely related biological or biomedical science.

A limited number of graduate fellowships are also available through the Linus Pauling Institute for trainees who are mentored by faculty of the LPI.


Dr Jamie DeWitt, Director
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Dr. Siva Kolluri, Co-Director
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•    Post-doctoral Fellowships 
•    Pre-doctoral Fellowships
•    Trainee Initiated Collaboration Grants (for T32 trainees)
•    Externships (for T32 trainees)

Contact the T32 Co-Directors or any T32 Training grant faculty mentors

Training Grant Faculty

Affiliated faculty members serve as training mentors. They provide a rigorous academic environment for foundational scientific research in which students develop their own individual projects. Each trainee develops an individualized plan of study which provides a unique pathway to a PhD in toxicology or advanced research training and professional development for post-doctoral trainees. Training is provided in diverse areas including analytical and environmental chemistry, aquatic, biochemical, comparative, environmental, molecular and computational toxicology with an emphasis on a mechanistic approach. Research projects focus on some aspect of toxicology or environmental health.

•    Kim Anderson, OSU
•    Caren Weinhouse, OHSU
•    Emily Ho, OSU
•    Arup Indra, OSU
•    Molly Kile, OSU
•    Laurel Kincl, OSU
•    Siva Kolluri, OSU
•    Stephen R. Lloyd, OHSU
•    Amanda McCollough, OHSU
•    Jacob Raber, OHSU
•    Tom Sharpton, OSU
•    Bill Stubblefield, OSU
•    Robyn Tanguay, OSU
•    Matt Thayer, OHSU
•    Susan Tilton, OSU 
•    Maret Traber, OSU
•    Mitch Turker, OHSU
•    Katrina Waters, PNNL
•    Lew Semprini, OSU
•    Sarah Rothenberg, OSU
•    Craig Marcus, OSU
•    Manuel Garcia-Jaramillo, OSU
•    Jamie DeWitt, OSU
•    Stacey Harper, OSU
•    Jennifer Field, OSU