Chair: Dr. Xiaoqi Liu
The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology is a multidisciplinary unit for research and graduate education in the broad areas of Toxicology. The program was founded in 1969 in the Graduate School, as one of nation’s first Ph.D. programs in Toxicology and moved to College of Medicine (COM) in 2004. Our education mission is to provide students with an education in Toxicology that is based on an understanding of biochemistry, physiology, molecular/cell biology and metabolomics, coupled with in-depth research experience on the mechanisms by which specific agents induce toxicity, and/or the basic cellular processes upon which environmental agents impact to cause disease.
The Department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology was named as the Graduate Center for Toxicology before Jan. 1, 2015.