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Environmental Toxicology

Field Description

The field provides an opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the interactions of toxic elements and chemicals (drugs, pesticides, industrial pollutants, and natural products) with organisms and the environment. Specific disciplinary interests of the faculty range from basic studies in environmental toxicology, including biochemistry, nutrition, genetics, environmental chemistry, epidemiology, and veterinary medicine, to societal aspects such as risk communication, public perceptions, risk management, and environmental law. Detailed information is available on request from the graduate field office or online.


Contact Information

Website: http://toxicology.cornell.edu/
Email: ea56@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2539

M10D Stocking Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Environmental Toxicology

  • cellular and molecular toxicology
  • ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • nutritional and food toxicology
  • risk assessment, management, and public policy (minor)

Faculty

Beth A Ahner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: trace metal speciation; metal detoxification mechanisms

Ludmilla Aristilde

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry

Antje J Baeumner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: analytic biotechnology; biosensors; microfluidics for biosensors

Klaus Werner Beyenbach

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: membrane transport of xenobiotics; organic cation and anion transport in the kidney; epithelial transport mechanisms

Kathryn Jean Boor

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: nutritional and food toxicology
  • Research Interests: bacterial responses to environmental challenges; food microbiology; food safety

Dan L Brown

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: nutritional and food toxicology
  • Research Interests: animal metabolism of feed toxicants

James Wilton Casey

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: viral oncogenesis; piscine retroviruses; turtle herpes viruses; environmental cofactors

Evan G Cooch

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: demography; biological statistics; responses of dynamic systems to change

Robin Davisson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: cellular and molecular toxicology

Rodney Reynolds Dietert

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: immunotoxicology

Anthony G Hay

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: molecular biology, biochemistry, and ecology of pollutant degradation

Alan Hedge

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: health risks of new carpet emissions; indoor air quality

Leon Vincent Kochian

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: plant responses to environmental stresses; plant heavy metal tolerance; phytoremediation

Rui Hai Liu

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology; nutritional and food toxicology
  • Research Interests: cellular toxicology; food toxicology; free radicals; phytochemicals; diet and cancer

Murray Brian McBride

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry; nutritional and food toxicology
  • Research Interests: chemistry of toxic metals; essential trace metals in soil; bioaccumulation of trace elements in agricultural crops

Charles Chipley W McCormick

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: nutritional and food toxicology
  • Research Interests: metabolism of minerals

Motoko Mukai

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology; nutritional and food toxicology
  • Research Interests: molecular mechanisms of endocrine disruption by exogenous compounds; toxic compounds in food and health effects

Alexander Yu Nikitin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: mouse models of human cancer; early stages of carcinogenesis and metastasis; neoplasias of reproductive and endocrine systems

Ruth E Richardson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: environmental bioremediation of toxics; microbial processes; biorededication of chlorinated organics; using genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic techniques to understand environmental activities

Mark Stephen Roberson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: reproductive endocrinology; molecular mechanisms of hormone action

Jeffrey Graham Scott

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: insecticide toxicology; molecular biology and proteomics

Michael Louis Shuler

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: in vitro cell culture systems for toxicity testing; physiologically based pharmacokinetic models; nanobiotechnology

David Matthew Soderlund

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: insecticide toxicology

Jery Russell Stedinger

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: risk assessment, management, and public policy
  • Research Interests: water resources management; risk analysis; stochastic hydrology

Barbara Jean Strupp

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: nutritional and food toxicology
  • Research Interests: behavioral toxicology; developmental lead exposure

Tudorita Tumbar

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: understanding the molecular mechanisms in governing stem cell function in mouse tissue

Olena K. Vatamaniuk

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology; ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: molecular biology; biochemistry; genetics of heavy metal detoxification

David Alan Weinstein

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry
  • Research Interests: computer modeling; ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry

Robert Samuel Weiss

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: genomic maintenance mechanisms; molecular responses to genotoxic stress; mouse models of genomic instability

Andrew Yen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Environmental Toxicology: cellular and molecular toxicology
  • Research Interests: cancer-cell biology; molecular biology; cell cycle and cell differentiation control