The Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology

Academically homed under the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, the Center is a focal point at UF for activities concerning the effects of chemicals on the environment, human and animal health. Providing education as well as an array of services to help assess threats to the environment, humans and animals.

Aquatic Toxicology

Aquatic Toxicology Core

The aquatic toxicology laboratory performs aquatic toxicity tests on a variety of fish species including largemouth bass, fathead minnow, sheepshead minnow. we look at fish exposure to environmental contaminants and study relationships between affected species and ecosystem health.

Dr. Denslow

Analytical Toxicology

Analytical Toxicology Core

Our analytical toxicology core laboratory provides qualitative and/or quantitative chemical analysis to researchers on campus at UF and elsewhere. We support basic and applied research through sophistocated methodology and state-of-the-art instrumentation.


Faculty news

What’s Below The Surface

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Florida has more than 30,000 lakes, 700 springs, 12,00 miles of rivers and streams and 1,350miles of coastline. As a state the health of our water…

Dr. Joseph Bisesi and Ph.D. student Jessica Donaldson conduct research using largemouth bass in the aquatic toxicology core lab in the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology.

CRISPR technology

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Our researchers are using sophistocated CRISPR gene-editing technology to move science forward. Dr. Chris Vulpe and his team lead this effort at CEHT.

Cells being examined

Toward safer touchscreens

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An unexpected ability of cells to bend metal determines the safety of silver nanowires being used in next-generation touchscreens, say UF scientists.

Dr. Vulpe and Dr. Arndt with silver nanowires