University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Training Grant

Brook Mossman

Our Environmental Pathology training program for post-doctoral fellows (PhDs, MDs and DVMs) and pre-doctoral students (PhD and MD/PhD degrees in Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) was established in 1982 and is under the directorship of Brooke T. Mossman, PhD, Professor of Pathology.

Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, program highlights include:

  • National Research Service Awards (currently six pre-doctoral and three post-doctoral positions).
  • Twenty-four faculty advisors and mentors from the Pathology Department and other departments in the College of Medicine and University of Vermont.
  • An emphasis on molecular and cellular approaches to gain an understanding of environmental disease, with strong programs in environmental mutagenesis, mechanisms of DNA damage and repair, cell signaling, and carcinogenesis.


Basic working knowledge of modern techniques in immunocytochemistry and histopathology is provided by a laboratory course featuring modern cell imaging and toxicology approaches. The requirements of the doctoral curriculum include a toxicology course and mechanisms of environmental disease course, an environmental pathology series, and ethics course. Our graduates go on to positions in a variety of academic, federal and industrial fields. We encourage minorities and women to apply for positions and have several alternative avenues of funding.

  • Pathology 303 (Translational Pathology)
  • Pathology 305
  • Pathology 306
  • Critical Readings in Environmental Pathology

Training Facilities

  • Microscopy Imaging Center –( link to web page)

College Resources

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