Toxicology


Human activities over the past several centuries have not only profoundly modified the physical environment that we live in, but also the chemical environment, such that many chemical toxins are now ubiquitous throughout the Earth’s biosphere.

Toxicology is the study of how exposure to environmental agents, including complex mixtures of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, radiation, etc., adversely affects humans and other organisms. The totality of these exposures, and risk for adverse effects often vary over a person’s lifespan and with their socioeconomic status.

UCSC faculty are working on gaining a mechanistic understanding of how toxins and toxicants cause cellular and organismal injury, which is key to devising preventive therapeutic approaches for protecting human health.

Manel Camps

  • Pronouns
    • he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
  • Campus Email
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Raquel Chamorro-Garcia

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
  • Campus Email
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Chad W Saltikov

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Microbiology
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Don Smith

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    • he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs, Distinguished Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Biomedical Sciences
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Anna L Tsing

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Campus Email
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