Graduate students research and present one-hour seminar on a topic related to Environmental Health, and research a topic for a term paper.
- Teacher: Laura Vandenberg
The toxicological activity of toxic substances found in the general environment and in industrial settings. Topics include biochemical mechanisms for absorption, excretion, tissue distribution, metabolic transformations, and conjugations; comparative metabolism of animal species; special applications to the toxicology of heavy metals, pesticides, and other industrial chemicals.
- Teacher: Alexander Suvorov
Do diseases like cancer and diabetes begin in the womb? This course will introduce students to key concepts and emerging concerns in the field of developmental toxicology. Through a combination of lectures and discussions of historical examples and recent research papers, students will learn how the combination of teratogens and critical windows of exposure can result in a spectrum of outcomes ranging from birth defects to diseases that emerge at later life stages.
- Teacher: Klaus Becker