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Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology and Environmental Sciences

Overview:

Toxicology, Oncology, and Environmental Health SciencesToxicology research and training at Texas A&M University brings together over 60 faculty from seventeen departments and six colleges at TAMU, two affiliated Laboratories (USDA-FAPRL and TVMDL) as well as faculty from several units of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC), including the College of Medicine (two Departments), Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), and the School of Rural Public Health (SRPH), which together form the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology and Environmental Sciences (IFT). The IFT represents a unique graduate program that encompasses students and faculty from across different fields of study including Cancer Biology, Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, Nanotoxicology, Behavioral and Neurotoxicology, Nutrition/Food Safety, Cellular and Molecular Toxicology and Risk Assessment.

Toxicology Studies:

Students receive a Toxicology degree, which is administered by the IFT; however, all students are members of the Department of their mentors, and the Departments receive graduate credit for Toxicology students. In addition, students must fulfill the academic requirements of both their home Departments and the IFT. This approach facilitates the recruitment of students into the IFT from multiple Departments and Colleges and greatly facilitates the development of trainees who not only have a basic understanding of the environmental health sciences, but also appreciate the skill sets of scientists with different research interests.

FY 09-10 Funding Statistics

Proposed Grants:71
Funded Grants:8
Total Funding:$2,893,951

Faculty

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Ph.D. Botany-Plant Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 1990
B.S. Biology, Shanghai FuDan University, China 1985
Research Assistant Professor
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M.Sc. Awadh University, Faizabad, India
Ph.D. Awadh University, Faizabad, India
Research Associate Professor
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Post-Doc Molecular Oncology, University of Montreal, Canada 2004
Post-Doc Reprod Endocrinology, Laval University, Canada 2003
Ph.D. Endocrinology, University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 2002
MPhil Endocrinology, University of Madras, Tamil Nadu, India 1993
MSc Zoology, Madurai Kamaraj University 1992
BSc Zoology, Madurai Kamaraj University 1989
Assistant Professor
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Ph.D. Toxicology, Texas A&M University 1996
B.S. Genetics, Texas A&M University 1991
Associate Professor – Joint Appointment
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B.V.Sc. Madras University, India
Ph.D. New York University
FACMG Columbia University, New York
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Post-Doc Neuroendocrinology, University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center 1986
Ph.D. Anatomy, Texas A&M University 1982
M.S. Reproductive Physiology, Texas A&M University 1979
B.S. Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University 1972
B.S. Animal Science, Texas A&M University 1971
Professor
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D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University 1988
Ph.D. Zoology, University of Washingtion 1982
B.A. Biology, Whitman College 1975
Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Veterinary Anatomy, Texas A&M University
M.S. Veterinary Anatomy, Texas A&M University
B.S. Animal Science, Texas A&M University
Research Assistant Professor
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Ph.D. Epidemiology, University of Basel 2004
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University 2001
B.A. Biology, Colgate University 1995
Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Toxicology, Texas A&M University 2002
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia 1991
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Post-doc Developmental Neuroimmunology, University of California at Los Angeles 1982
Ph.D. Human Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 1979
B.S. Biology, University of Texas at El Paso 1975
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Professor and Department Head
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Ph.D. Material Science, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France 1984
Research Professor
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Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Hawaii 1997
M.S. Organic Chemistry, Beijing Normal University 1991
B.S. Chemistry, Beijing Normal University 1988
Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Biology, Wayne State University 1976
M.S. Biology, Wayne State University 1973
B.S. Zoology, University of Michigan 1969
Professor and Acting Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
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Ph.D. Chemistry, Univ. of Southern Mississippi 1975
M.S. Sci. Ed./Chemistry, Univ. of Southern Mississippi 1972
B.S. Gen. Science, Mississippi State University 1970
Distinguished Professor
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Ph.D. Neuroscience in Biomedical Sciences, Kent State U. affiliated w/ N.E. Ohio U Col. Med. 1996
M.S. Anatomical Sciences, National Yang-Ming Medical College, Taiwan, 1991
B.S. Biology, National Chang-Kung University, Taiwan, 1989
Associate Professor
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D.V.M. Texas A&M University 1995
B.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 1993
M.A. Animal Science, Texas A&M University 1991
B.S. Texas A&M University 1990
Clinical Assistant Professor
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D.V.Sc. University of Guelph 1991
D.V.M. University of Guelph 1982
Professor
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Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology, Texas A&M University 2007
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1997
Assistant Professor & Director, VET
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Diplomate Oncology, ACVIM 2007
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee 2003
Assistant Professor
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M.S. Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Louisiana State University 2002
Resident Zoological Medicine, Louisiana State University 2002
Intern Bird Zoo & Exotic Med, Louisiana State University 1999
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1995
Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Veterinary Microbiology, Texas A&M University 1992
Residency Small Animal Surgery, Ohio State University 1986
M.S. Veterinary Anatomy, Ohio State University 1986
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University 1982
B.S. Animal Sciences, University of Idaho 1979
Professor, Tom and Joan Read Endowed Chair in Veterinary Surgery
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Ph.D. Physiology, Cornell University 2002
M.S. Physiology, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina 1991
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, National University of Rio Cuarto, Argentina 1988
Assistant Professor
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Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami 2003
M.S. Molecular Biology, East Carolina University 1997
B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina 1993
Assistant Professor
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Ph.D. Experimental Pathology, Michigan State University 1984
M.S. Veterinary Pathobiology, Ohio State University 1981
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Agronomy, Yassy, Romania 1966
Professor
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Ph.D. Veterinary Public Health, Texas A&M University 1979
M.Ag. Wildlife Science, Texas A&M University 1974
B.A. Biology, University of Texas 1972
Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Veterinary Pathology, Texas A&M University 2011
M.S. Veterinary Pathology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil 2006
D.V.M. Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil 2004
Assistant Professor
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D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1992
B.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 1989
Clinical Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Comparative Pathology, University of California 1967
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University 1964
B.S. Agriculture, Oklahoma State University 1962
B.S. Zoology, Duke University 1957
Clinical Professor
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Ph.D. Molecular Virology, University of Maryland 1994
M.S. equiv Microbiology, University Santiago de Compostela, Spain 1989
B.S. Molecular Biology, University Santiago de Compostela, Spain 1988
Professor and Associate Dean of Faculties
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Ph.D. Molecular Virology, University of Maryland 1994
M.S. Virology, University of Maryland 1989
B.V.Sc. Veterinary Medicine, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, India 1986
Professor
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Ph.D. Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, LA 1990
M.S. Microbiology, Baton Rouge General Hospital, LA 1975
B.S. Medical Technology Chemistry, Southeastern Louisiana University, LA 1974
Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Zoology, Duke University 1999
M.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Arizona 1993
B.S. Natural Resources, Cornell University 1990
Assistant Professor
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Ph.D. Veterinary Medical Science, Texas A&M University 1975
M.S. Veterinary Microbiology, Texas A&M University 1973
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University 1961
B.S. Biology, Colorado State University 1959
Professor
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Ph.D. Physiology of Reproduct, Texas A&M University 1966
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University 1966
B.S. Veterinary Science, Texas A&M University 1965
M.S. Physiology of Reproduction, Texas A&M University 1960
B.S. Animal Husbandry, University of Wisconsin 1955
Senior Professor
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Associate Professor
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D.Phil. Bioorganic Chemistry, Oxford University, Great Britain 1965
M.S. Chemistry, Queen's University, Canada 1963
B.S. Chemistry, Queen's University, Canada 1962
Distinguished Professor
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Associate Professor
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Clinical Associate Professor
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Ph.D. Comparative Biomedical Sciences (Epidemiology), Cornell University 2008
M.S. Veterinary Epidemiology, LSHTM & Royal Vet. College, University of London 2001
D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Vet. Med.,University of Zagreb,Croatia 1997
Assistant Professor
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Postdoc non-coding RNA, hematopoiesis, Whitehead Institue/MIT 2009
Ph.D Molecular and Cell Biology/Reproductive Biology, Northwestern University 2004
M.S Molecular and Cell Biology, Peking University 1999
Assistant Professor
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Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology 2011
Residency Dermatology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2010
D.V.M. Kansas State University 2005
B.A. Biology, Cornell University 2001

Lecturer
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Ph.D. Physiology, Harbin Medical University 2001
M.S. Pathophysiology, Harbin Medical University 1997
B.S. Clinical Medicine, Binzhou Medical College 1994
Assistant Professor
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D.V.M. Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University 2011
Ph.D. Fisheries & Wildlife and Ecology, Michigan State University 2010
M.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois 2003
B.S. Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois 2001
Assistant Professor