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

Recent Toxicology Student Awards

    Dilshan H. (Anumantha Kanthasamy lab), Biomedical Sciences
  • Graduate Student Best Abstract Award (1st place) Inhalation Toxicology Specialty Section
  • SOT Graduate Student Award
  • Graduate Student Award for miRNA Biomarkers for Toxicology Meeting
  • Iowa State University Research Excellence Award, Spring 2016
    Melanie A. (Richard Martin lab), Biomedical Sciences
  • First Place Young Invesigator Award at the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, October 2015)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Collaborative Research Travel Award. University of California San Francisco, January 10 to February 14, 2016.
  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Travel Award.
  • Iowa State University Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Professional Development Grant (PAG).
  • Iowa State University Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Research Award.
  • Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future PhD Fellowship Renewal for the academic year 2016/2017.
    Adhithiya M-C (Anumantha Kanthasamy Lab), Biomedical Sciences
  • ISU BMS/CVM Travel Award ($500) to attend Society of Toxicology (SOT) 2016.
  • Society of Toxicology (SOT, 2016) Seahorse Travel Award for poster "Mitochondrial Neurotoxic Pesticides Promote Epigenetic Dysregulation by histone H3 and H4 Hyperacetylation in Dopaminergic Neuronal Model of Parkinsons disease."
    Porsha T. (Aileen Keating Lab), Animal Science
  • Annual Graduate Minority Assistantship Program (GMAP) Research Symposium Poster, 2015- First place poster presentation award--Title: Multidrug associated resistance protein involvement in phosphoramide mustard-induced ovotoxicity.
    Edmund N. (Joel Coats Lab), Entomology
  • Toxicology High Impact Publication Award, 2015. Comparison of the Insecticidal Characteristics of Commercially Available Plant Essential Oils Against Aedes aegypti and Anopheles gambiae (Diptera:Culicidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, July 12, 2015. Explores the possibility of using natural compounds derived from plants for the control of disease vectors throughout the world.
    Dharmin R. (Anumantha Kanthasamy Lab), Biomedical Sciences
  • Best Poster Presentation Award at the Iowa State University Graduate and Professional Student Senate Research Conference 2016

  • The Toxicology Graduate program will consider applications for Spring 2017.
  • The Toxicology Graduate program is recruiting 2 to 4 new students for Fall 2017.
  • Our deadline for consideration for Fall 2017 admission is February 1, 2017. To be considered you must apply.
  • Stipend begins at $1900 per month.
  • Students on assistantships receive Tuition Scholarships (Ph.D. 100%; M.S. 50% assessed at in-state rates) and paid single health insurance. Information on tuition and fees.
  • 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 areas 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" on all faxes

Supervisory Committee

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