Nanotoxicology Research and Training Program Trainees
Letter from the Director
UC Lead Campus NanoToxicology Research and Training Program
The Nanotoxicology Research & Training Program was an interdisciplinary program offered under the umbrella of the CNSI between Fall 2006 and Spring 2010. Drawing from the expertise of twenty faculty, eight departments, and four schools, this program trained students to understand nanomaterials, their potential toxicity, and risk ranking.
The goal of the CNSI education program is to nurture a future workforce of scientists and engineers with experience using nanoscience and nanoengineering. The Nanotoxicology Research & Training Program was created to solve problems in biological and environmental engineering and to provide courses on nanotoxicology that ensure a well prepared next generation of scientists and engineers able to meet the health assessment demands of a rapidly evolving world of nanomaterials development. This included the training of experts in biology, engineering and environmental health science able to ensure the safety assessment and safe implementation of nanomaterials in the workplace, consumer products, and the environment.
The Nanotoxicology Research and Training Program integrated nanomaterial safety into the broader nanoscience research community to allow the safe implementation of this technology in society. The NanoToxicology Research and Training Program prepared scientists to evaluate the safety testing and safe design of new nanomaterials.
André E. Nel, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of NanoMedicine
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, UC Campus NanoToxicology
Research and Training Program