Division of Environmental Genetics and
To be considered
for funding, you application must be completed by
February 1, 2015.
Environmental Genetics & Molecular Toxicology (EGMT)
Graduate Program offers exciting training in cutting
edge research to prepare for a career in academia,
industry or government. The curriculum emphasizes
genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying
environmentally-related diseases. All doctoral
graduate students are given a stipend, and are
encouraged to be independent scholars, seeking
fellowships and awards.
Faculty in the EGMT Division use a wide range of
approaches to elucidate the mechanisms that control
cellular and molecular processes relevant to
environmentally induced diseases. Areas of emphasis
include genetic and environmental determinants of
individual susceptibility to carcinogenesis,
diabetes, aging, and target tissue toxicity (e.g.,
neuronal, renal and pulmonary). Mechanisms include
signal transduction, gene regulation,
biotransformation, oxidative stress and epigenetics.
Methodologies include transgenic and recombinant
inbred rodent models, quantitative trait loci
analysis, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and
EGMT research facilities are equipped with modern
instrumentation. Graduate students receive
individualized training from internationally
recognized faculty, who hold federally-funded
research and training grants and contracts totaling
about $10 million annually.