Since its founding in 1987, active, interdisciplinary research has been the hallmark of the Center for Toxicology at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. The center, directed by Dr. Serrine S. Lau, is the home for research and training in toxicology and environmental health at the university.
Collaboration among scientists at UA and across the world has created a timely exchange of knowledge and a worldwide understanding of the importance of toxicology studies which impact environmental health. Blending chemistry, biology, medicine and public health, the objectives of the center are:
- to understand the processes by which chemicals affect people
- to identify factors that influence those processes
- to develop preventive or therapeutic measures to reduce any toxic effects.
The Center for Toxicology includes:
- Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC), a center for environmental toxicology research
- The University of Arizona Superfund Research Program, a collaborative research program to address hazardous waste problems in the Southwest
- Dean Carter Binational Center for Environmental Health Sciences, a center addressing common environmental health and science problems on the border.
- Research Training in Environmental Toxicology of Complex Diseases, a program providing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research experience to the emerging generation of toxicology researchers.
For more information:
Center for Toxicology
UA College of Pharmacy Room 331
PO Box 210207
Tucson, AZ USA 85721-0207