The Molecular Toxicology PhD program at UC Berkeley gives in-depth training on the foundations of toxicology as well as modern-age approaches used to study the toxicological mechanisms associated with environmental and pharmaceutical chemicals.
The Molecular Toxicology PhD program is a cross-departmental graduate program that trains the next generation of toxicologists to develop and apply innovative methodologies to identify chemical hazards and understand their toxicological mechanisms. The faculty within the Molecular Toxicology PhD program have diverse backgrounds and research interests, ranging from understanding the fundamental mechanisms of biology and disease; to characterizing toxicological mechanisms of environmental or pharmaceutical chemicals; from developing new technologies to understand chemical toxicology; to epidemiologically correlating chemical exposure to human pathologies. They span several departments and schools, including the departments of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, Chemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Plant and Microbial Biology, and the School of Public Health.
Molecular Toxicology: PhD
Faculty and Instructors
* Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Danica Chen, Assistant Professor. Aging, stem cell, diseases of aging.
Brenda Eskenazi, Professor. Public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, maternal and child health.
* Gary L. Firestone, Professor. Cancer, steroid hormones, molecular endocrinology, tumor biology, growth factors, dietary compounds, tumor cells, glucocorticoids.
* Tyrone Hayes, Professor. Genetics, amphibians, developmental endocrinology, steroid hormones, metamorphosis, sex differentiation, hormonal differentiation, African clawed frog, Japnanes Kajika, Pine Barrens treefrog.
Isao Kubo, Professor. Agriculture, insect biology, pest management.
Fenyong Liu, Professor. Public health, infectious diseases.
Sheng Luan, Professor. Microbial biology, plant biology.
Daniel K. Nomura, Associate Professor. Chemical biology, metabolism, toxicology, cancer.
Barry Shane, Professor. Plant biology, health and nutrition, nutritional sciences and toxicology.
Martyn T. Smith, Professor. Cancer, genomics, toxicology, molecular epidemiology, exposome.
Norman Terry, Professor. Phytoremediation, Bioremediation, environmental cleanup, soil and water, plant biology, microbial biology.
Jen-Chywan (Wally) Wang, Associate Professor. Steroid hormones, glucocorticoids, molecular physiology, Metabolic Diseases.
Graduate Group in Molecular Toxicology
MolTox Head Grad Advisor
Daniel Nomura, PhD
Graduate Student Affairs Advisor
Undergraduate Academic Advisor