Our EMT programs offer a unique and exciting synthesis of the fields of Biology (Molecular Toxicology) and Chemistry (Environmental Chemistry), which positions EMT to focus on creating, disseminating and applying new biomedical and biophysical knowledge to enhance the treatment and prevention of human disease, and to ensure the protection of the environment and public health. This integrated approach, combining both the biological and physical sciences, provides exciting training and research opportunities for graduate students and supports our state-of-the-art and internationally competitive research programs. EMT offers a highly collegial and exceptionally collaborative, research and training environment dedicated to the success and advancement of all EMT students, faculty and staff.
The current EMT department has a long and illustrious history, having evolved extensively over the years since 1883 when our very first faculty member was hired into the original Dept. Of Agricultural Chemistry here at OSU. Over the past 125 years, our department changed and adapted to the ever evolving fields of agricultural sciences and toxicology, and in 1998 was reorganized and renamed Environmental and Molecular Toxicology to more clearly communicate the breadth, depth and research and training emphases of our current programs. Our nineteen faculty members have diverse research programs collectively aimed at understanding environmental hazards and their impacts on biological systems in order to protect human health and the environment while complimenting and supporting our Toxicology training programs offering Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Toxicology and an undergraduate minor.