UC Davis environmental toxicology professor Qi Zhang is conducting metal analysis with a device called “Particle into Liquid Sampler” to study smoke from the fire.

Environmental Toxicology

The Department of Toxicology focuses on the study of how chemicals move within the environment and affect biological systems. Research combines environmental chemistry and exposure routes of toxins with the organismal, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of intoxication.

The Environmental Toxicology (ETOX) department brings together faculty who use a multitude of approaches to understand diverse toxic substances. 

Graduate students gain environmental toxicology expertise in a dynamic interactive atmosphere composed of graduate-level courses, seminar and research presentations, and in-depth summer classes. ETOX hosts a number of postdoctoral researchers who help make the department diverse and interactive. The interdisciplinary approach allows department members to become familiar with disciplines ranging from environmental chemistry to aquatic toxicology to forensics.

Contact Information

4138 Meyer Hall

Phone: 530-752-1142

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Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry
Pharmacology and Toxicology