The multidisciplinary Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences (EITS) Training Program at MSU produces scientists having a base knowledge in environmental toxicology coupled with research expertise gained in a biomedical basic science graduate program. Predoctoral trainees must meet the full PhD requirements of their "home" biomedical doctoral program and complete the coursework, research and interactive aspects of the EITS Doctoral Program administered through the Center for Integrative Toxicology (CIT). The dual nature of the training is recognized in the biomedical science-environmental toxicology title of the degree awarded (e.g., PhD in "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Environmental Toxicology"). Graduates of the program are well equipped to conduct research and interact with other scientists in the course of solving complex environmental toxicological problems that require collaborative, multidisciplinary approaches. Twenty training faculty conduct predoctoral training in seven basic science PhD programs (Pharmacology/Toxicology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Food Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics). Added to the basic biomedical science-based education and environmental toxicology research training are didactic, toxicology-oriented courses and other requirements of the EITS Program. This coursework and less formal multidisciplinary interactions and activities provided by the CIT impart a wider scope of knowledge than is available within basic science programs alone. Research topics for trainees span various organ systems and encompass gene-environment interactions and the role of environmental factors in disease susceptibility and progression. There is an integrative biology emphasis to the research training, which emphasizes whole animal, cell-based, molecular and genomic methodologies to understand mechanisms of toxicity in a collaborative atmosphere. The postdoctoral training program involves not only conducting research in the laboratories of the training faculty but also gaining additional environmental toxicology experience and career-building training through participation in CIT and University-wide activities. This application is for support of six predoctoral and three postdoctoral trainees, thereby continuing a highly effective multidisciplinary and interactive training program that combines formal and informal approaches to prepare graduates for leadership roles in research in the field of environmentaltoxicology.
' Exposure to various agents in the environment can cause illness directly or exacerbate disease caused by other factors. Reducing the impact of such exposures on human health and devising effective interventions requires public health officials and scientists trained in several areas, including scientists equipped to study and understand mechanisms by which chemical agents cause or exacerbate illness. This program employs an excellent, research-intensive faculty experienced in doctoral training in a collaborative environment to train scientists to address toxicologic mechanisms of environmental concern.
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