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Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Toxicology

Southern University's Ph.D. Program in Environmental Toxicology strives to train qualified individuals to conduct basic and applied research on the potentially adverse effects of chemicals and complex mixtures of environmental contaminants on biological systems and the environment, to conduct basic and applied research on the molecular mechanisms of chemically induced toxicity, to advance Environmental Toxicology as a science, to communicate the concepts and findings of toxicological research and evaluations, and to serve as an information resource on toxicological matters to the state and the general public.


Only one of its kind in Louisiana, the program offers four areas of Specialization:

» Molecular reproductive toxicology and cell biology

» Toxicological effects of priority toxic chemicals

» Chemical evaluation of toxic substances in the environment

» Microbial remediation of environmental contaminants.