The Environmental and Molecular Toxicology (EMT) Department is an academic unit within the College of Agricultural Sciences. The EMT Department offers graduate degrees (Ph.D. and M.Sc.) and an undergraduate minor in toxicology; faculty and graduate student researchers conduct toxicology-based research on the effects of chemicals on humans and the environment. Research expertise within the department is focussed on molecular and mechanistic toxicology and environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology.
The current department has its roots in the Agricultural Chemistry Department which was established in 1883 when the first agricultural chemist was hired for the Oregon Agricultural College faculty. In 1998, the agricultural chemistry and toxicology programs were reorganized and renamed the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department.
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