PhD in Molecular Toxicology

The thirty faculty of our interdepartmental program come from sixteen different departments in the School of Medicine, the Fielding School of Public Health and the College of Letters and Science at UCLA. Members of our faculty also participate in the activities of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the newly established California Nanosystems Institute. A major advantage of UCLA is that the above entities are all in close proximity to one another on campus, providing our students with a wide range of educational and research opportunities. Our students also participate in many of the activities of the other biomedical science doctoral programs at UCLA. Areas of particular strength in our program include chemical carcinogenesis, repair of DNA damage, air pollution toxicology, nanotoxicology, and the environmental causation of Parkinson's disease. The program is supported by a training grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

All students in the program receive a full stipend and fees. Financial support comes from a number of sources, including a NIH training grant, funding from UCLA Graduate Division, faculty research grants, individual fellowships and short term teaching assistantships. 

Application Deadline: December 1

How to Apply

For more information, visit the Molecular Toxicology IDP Webpage 

Molecular Toxicology Faculty

Molecular Toxicology Students


Molecular Toxicology IDP Program Video