Welcome to the Molecular & Environmental Toxicology Center


The Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center (METC) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison focuses on biochemistry, carcinogenesis, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, immunology, neurobiology, proteomics, and xenobiotic fate and metabolism research in a collaborative, interdisciplinary community of high-caliber students, faculty members, and facilities.

The Center houses an interdisciplinary graduate program, a summer research program, and two NIEHS training grants. Our T32 grant, T32ES007015, supports 8 predoctoral trainees and 3 postdoctoral trainees each year. Our R25 grant, R25ES020720 , supports 6 undergraduate researchers from underrepresented ethinic/racial groups each summer.

The METC is administratively housed in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), but our participating faculty and financial support also come from several other UW schools and colleges: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), School of Pharmacy (SOP), School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM), College of Letters & Science (L&S) and College of Engineering (COE). It is a truly interdisciplinary, cross-campus center.



  • Ricke WA, Lee CW, Clapper TR, Schneider AJ, Moore RW, Keil KP, Abler LL, Wynder JL, López Alvarado A*, Beaubrun I*, Vo J*, Bauman TM, Ricke EA, Peterson RE, and Vezina CM. 2015. In utero and Lactational TCDD Exposure Increases Susceptibility to Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction in Adulthood. Toxicol Sci In press.
    *2014 METC undergraduate summer scholars


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