Examples of areas being pursued within the Center, either as discrete projects or as parts of broader scope projects, include:
- identification and characterization of targets and effects for toxic chemicals;
- metabolism and elimination of toxicants from living organisms;
- biochemical defenses of organisms against the toxic effects of chemicals;
- biochemical and behavioral neurotoxicology;
- structure--activity relationships;
- toxicant transport and availability;
- toxicant and metabolite identification, and qualification;
- pesticide exposure of people;
- environmental monitoring of pesticides;
- computational modeling of toxicant-protein interactions;
- mathematical modeling of the effects of toxicant mixtures; and
- age-related effects of toxicants.
Graduate and undergraduate students are heavily involved in these research projects, and student training is a major concern of the participating faculty.
Specific Research Projects