Instructional Activities Oregon State University
TOX 411/511 Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (3 cr) Introduction to Molecular and Environmental Toxicology. Basic principles of toxicology and environmental chemistry focusing on the distribution and fate of chemicals in the environment, toxicokinetics of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of xenobiotics. (Fall Term: 2008, 2009 (2 lectures) (Spring term; 2011 (2 lectures) (Spring Term 2012 – 4 lectures), (Spring 2013 – 4 lectures), (Spring 2014-3 lectures); (Spring 2015 - 3 lectures); Spring 2016 - 4 lectures; Spring 2017 - 4 lectures; Spring 2018 4 lectures; Spring 2019 3 lectures)
TOX 512 Target Organ Toxicology (4 cr) Basic Principles of toxicology, ADME and target organ toxicology with a focus on AOP (Adverse Outcome Pathways. Fall 2105 – assumed leadership responsibility for course, developed a new syllabus and increased course from 3 to 4 cr. Added additional student centered experiential learning aspects to the course. Course coordinator and primary instructor: Fall Term 2015; 2016, 2017; Winter 2019).
TOX 513 Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (3 cr) (2 lectures) Mechanism of organ specific toxicity due to tissue specific bioactivation of xenobiotics, oxidative stress and depletion of cellular protective pathways. (Spring Term, 2009, 2010). Spring Term 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: – 1 lecture – Risk Analysis of GMO crops.
TOX 455/555 Ecotoxicology: Aquatic Ecosystems (3 cr). This course is an introduction to ecotoxicology, the science of contaminants in the biosphere and their effects on constituents of the biosphere, including humans. The course provides a general survey of environmental toxicology and risk assessment from an ecological vantage. Chemical Uptake, Transformation, Elimination, Accumulation. (Spring 2011; 2012; 2-4 lectures/yr), (Spring 2013 – 4 lectures; Winter 2014, 2 lectures)
TOX 575 Advanced Xenobiotic Metabolism and Transporters (2 cr) Revised Graduate Elective Course. Course organizer and primary instructor, with Dr. Larry Curtis and Dr. Andrew Annalora. Fall, 2016 and Spring 2018.
TOX 607 Toxicology “Seminar” – weekly 1 hour student centered active learning course. Discussion, critical thinking and analysis, writing skills. Taught based on current topics from current topics in the fields of environmental chemistry and molecular toxicology. All doctoral students must attend every term in residence in the Toxicology graduate program. Fall term 2012: Course coordinator and instructor. Term topic – Human and Environmental Safety of GMO crops. Spring Term 2013 – Grant Writing and Reviewing Workshop; Fall Term 2014 –Grant writing workshop (with Dr. Harper); Grant Writing Workshop with Dr. Jennifer Field, Winter 2017)
TOX 699 Integrated Environmental and Molecular Toxicology I: Core Toxicology Graduate Course, part I). Winter Term 2011 2 lectures; Fall Term 2013, 6 lectures).
TOX 699 Integrated Environmental and Molecular Toxicology II: Core Toxicology Graduate Course, part II). Spring Term 2011 2 lectures; Spring Term 2012, 2 lectures – xenobiotic metabolism, pharmacokinetics and dose-response.
PH 101 Public Health (2 cr) (1 lecture) Introduction to Toxicology. Overview of the basic concepts in modern toxicology and risk assessment. Discussion of how toxicology plays an important role in the every day life of the average consumer. (Spring Term, 2009; Winter Term 2010.)
PH 591 Public Health (2 cr) (Public Health Policy and Politics H 491 / H 591). Moderator for one lecture/discussion session on Water Quality and Adequacy. (Spring term, 2009, 2010)
GRAD 520 Responsible Conduct of Research (Fall term, 2009, 2010, 2011, and Every academic term since Fall 2012: (1 cr) 1 lecture on the responsible conduct of research with a focus on research collaborations and authorship.
PHAR 735 (Foundations of Drug Action – OSU College of Pharmacy) Four lectures on Pharmaceutical Toxicity. Pharmacokinetics and toxicology of drugs. Fall, 2011, guest lecturer)
Professional Development Colloquium: (2008-2009; 2012; 2013, 2014; 2016) (Described also under “Instructional Innovations”). A Grantsmanship and Early Career Mentoring Workshop for new faculty and graduate students.
Professional Development Colloquium: (Spring 2018 (8 hrs): Course Content: This course is an introduction to social justice: what it is, why we are focused on it at OSU, and what students should hope to accomplish by looking at their work from a perspective of social justice.