Overview of Graduate Education in Toxicology at Rochester
Over 160 students have earned the doctorate and about 30 are generally in residence.
By the time they have graduated, students will typically have published several articles and have also become skilled at presenting their research finding to others.
Our graduate training is broad enough to qualify students for a wide variety of careers. Some graduates choose to pursue academic careers, engaging in research and teaching at universities and colleges. Many do postdoctoral research before choosing their career
Others work at research institutes and governmental agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Consumer Products Safety Commission.
Many are now in industry, particularly at chemical and pharmaceutical companies such as Dow Chemical, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Abbott Laboratories, and GlaxoSmithKline.
And occasionally a graduating student will choose the attend law or medical school, or combine their toxicology with veterinary medicine or pharmaceutical science.
About 10 postdoctoral fellows are usually in residence. They are distributed broadly among the research programs and are supported either by our NIEHS training grant or by faculty research grants. Please contact individual faculty members or Dr. Paige Lawrence , the Program Director, to learn about current postdoctoral training opportunities.
Recent developments are described on the departmental page at:
Ph.D. Program in Toxicology
For more information and details on how to apply please visit the Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs.