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Interdepartmental Toxicology Graduate Program - M.S./Ph.D.


Dilshan Harischandra, a graduate student in Toxicology, received a Syngenta Fellowship Award in Human Health Applications of New Technologies through the Society of Toxicology. He will travel to the 2014 SOT annual Meeting to accept the award and then travel to the Syngenta site to present his results when he has finished his study. Dilshan is a Ph.D. student in the Anumantha Kanthasamy Lab in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. His research focus is to study divalent manganese interaction with alpha-synuclein and prion proteins to promote prion-like propagation of protein aggregation, which may contribute to the progression of neurodegenerative processes in Parkinson disease models.

  • The Toxicology Graduate program is recruiting 4 to 6 new students for Fall 2014.
  • Our deadline for consideration for Fall 2014 admission is February 1, 2014. To be considered you must apply.
  • Stipend is between $1650 to $1800 per month depending on source of funding.
  • Students on assistantships receive Tuition Scholarships (Ph.D. 100%; M.S. 50% assessed at in-state rates) and paid single health insurance.
  • We recruit domestic and international applicants.
  • Selection is based on faculty interest in a your application. Please indicate in your application the faculty or research area in which you are interested.

Application process. Application review begins February 2. Students are admitted either directly to a lab or are recruited to participate in rotations. Generally all admissions decisions for both domestic and international applicants run between March 1 and May 15. Once a student has been advised of the acceptability of their application, the student will be encouraged to contact faculty in whose research they are interested. Faculty interest in an application is essential for admission.

GREs, TOEFLS and GPAs: We do not have minimum GRE scores, but good scores are a plus. We look for TOEFL scores around 600/250/100. We look for GPAs around 3.4. We consider the entire application. Appropriate course preparation and research experience are esssential. GRE/TOEFL codes for Iowa State University is 6306 and Toxicology is 0219.

Toxicology program description and ISU Graduate Application

Work is offered for the master of science [M.S.] and doctor of philosophy [Ph.D.] degrees with a major or minor in toxicology. There are fourteen participating departments.

The diversity of faculty in the interdepartmental toxicology program ensures a broad, well-balanced education from the best instructors, while offering flexibility in choice of specialization.

For details regarding applying to the program click here.

Departmental contact

Linda Wild [Email], Program Coordinator
Interdepartmental Toxicology
2102 Molecular Biology
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3260
Phone 515-294-7697 or 1-800-499-1972 and ask for Toxicology
Fax Building Fax 515-294-7629 Please indicate "Forward to Lmwild@iastate.edu" on all faxes
Email toxmajor@iastate.edu

Supervisory Committee

Richard Martin, Program Chair (Biomedical Sciences)
Aileen Keating (Animal Science)
Arthi Kanthasamy, Vice Chair (Biomedical Sciences)
Joel R. Coats, (Entomology)
Wilson Rumbeiha (Biomedical Sciences)
Suzanne Hendrich (Food Sciences and Human Nutrition)