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The Department of Environmental Toxicology and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biostatistics beginning September 2016. Opportunities exist for joint and/or affiliate appointment in the Departments of Mathematics & Statistics, Public Health (TTU Health Sciences Center) and the Center for Biotechnology & Genomics, depending on mutual interest.
The Department of Environmental Toxicology and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University invite applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in Wildlife or Aquatic Toxicology beginning August 2016.
The successful candidate will enter a dynamic research and academic environment with many opportunities to collaborate with scientists across a diverse range of disciplines.
Amanda ParraPh.D."TIEHH provided me with hands-on training on analytical instrumentation and valuable courses for a career in the environmental health field. I have enjoyed being part of the graduate program and also having the chance to present my research at multiple conferences. Now after four years I am confident in my transition into a professional career in environmental chemistry and ecological risk assessment."
Dan DawsonPh.D.“The reason I came to TIEHH was partially of convenience(I was at TTU already because of my wife), and partially because I thought that a PhD in Env Tox would offer more potential employment opportunities my alternatives at the time(Natural Resource Management, Biology). That said, my experience here has been generally excellent and I’m happy to recommend it, even if I only lucked into it. I have found that because Environmental Toxicology overlaps with some many fields, and because TIEHH has a knowledgeable and diverse faculty, research opportunities for graduate students at TIEHH are easy to find. This is reflected in the wide variety of careers that graduates of TIEHH have moved into. I would say that TIEHH also provides a positive overall student experience, with good core classes, wonderful staff, and a generally cordial working environment. Based on my experience, I think that any student that is interested in studying the impacts of chemicals in the environment should strongly consider TIEHH for their graduate work.”
M.S."Making the life-changing decision to attend graduate school is difficult. Finding a place that feels like a home away from home is even harder. I'm very glad that I chose TIEHH. The professors make themselves available and are innately interesting. The students stick together and are friendly. Lubbock has a big city feel while still having small town charm. "
Ph.D.“There are a number of factors that led to me coming to TIEHH to get my doctorate. First and foremost was the opportunity to do interesting research of my own and to participate in the exciting work others were doing. Another reason I wanted to come to TIEHH was the track record the department has with graduates finding good jobs. Finally, TIEHH is an exciting environment where I found myself surrounded by a community of like-minded peers.”
Melissa SandozM.S.“It took me a long time to make my decision about graduate school. What made me choose TIEHH over my other options was the greater breadth in expertise of the professors and the better financial support available to students. Now that I’m here, I understand how lucky we are to have an entire Environmental Toxicology Department, with dedicated resources and amazing support staff. I can’t imagine having gone to grad school anywhere else. While Lubbock is smaller than my hometown, there’s still a lot of fun things to do here, including music, dancing, hiking at Palo Duro, the downtown farmer’s market, and the First Friday Art Trail. We’ve got some mighty fine Texas BBQ too!”
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Texas Tech professor participates in congressional panel discussion about Zika virus
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 8:16pm
Members of the Congressional Committee on Science, Space & Technology hosted a presentation about the Zika virus Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
The event featured a scientific panel discussion with four members, including Dr. Steve Presley of Lubbock.
The panel discussion was streamed live online.
Panelists discussed topics ranging from the history of Zika to what to expect moving forward.
The panel included four scientists including Presley, professor in the department of environmental toxicology at Texas Tech; Dr. Kacey Ernst, associate professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Arizona; Dr. Daniel Neafsey, associate director at the Genomic Center for Infectious Disease at the Barod Institute of MIT and Harvard; and Hadyn Parry, chief executive officer of Oxitec: Innovative Insect Control.
Watch the Congressional Panel Discussion
Research conducted by former ENTX graduate student Scott Weir and faculty on environmental stressors to the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard appeared on the cover of the May 2016 issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Ramkumar Wins 2016 President’s Excellence in Commercialization Award
April 21, 2016
By: Glenys Young
The award was presented at the Faculty Honors Convocation on Thursday.
Texas Tech University professor Seshadri Ramkumar has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 President’s Excellence in Commercialization Award.
Ramkumar, a professor of technical textiles and countermeasures to chemical threats in Texas Tech’s Department of Environmental Toxicology and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), is being recognized for his revolutionary contributions to nonwoven materials.
“I am humbled by this honor as it recognizes translational efforts,” Ramkumar said. “Texas Tech has to be applauded for creating many programs to support ‘mind to market research’ and help young students to be entrepreneurs. The next phase of research is all about technology transfer, and Texas Tech is rightfully investing in this effort by involving in programs such as 3 Day Startup, the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps, 1 Million Cups and more.” Full Story
Texas Tech Professor Participates In Congressional Panel Discussion About Zika Virus
TIEHH Alumni Featured in May 2016 issue of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Dr. Ramkumar Wins 2016 President's Excellence in Commercialization Award
TTU Discoveries Spring 2016
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