Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health

MCTEH studies whale toxicology in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of Maine and around the world. Pictured here is a student studying sperm whales with Dr. Wise.
Johnny Wise and whale
MCTEH studies environmental factors in autoimmune diseases like lupus. Pictured here is an image of a mouse spleen with a lupus-like disease generated by a student with Dr. Pelsue.
MCTEH studies environmental factors in autoimmune diseases like lupus.
MCTEH studies improvements in agricultural health. Pictured here is improved crops using technology developed in Dr. Knight's laboratory.
MCTEH studies improvements in agricultural health. Pictured here is improved cro
MCTEH studies how environmental pollutants like arsenic, chromium and depleted uranium cause cancer. Pictured here is a student dosing cells with nanoparticles in Dr. Wise's laboratory.
MCTEH studies how environmental pollutants cause cancer.
MCTEH studies tumor biomarkers that are useful for cancer detection and treatment. Pictured here is Dr. Ng who recently received a patent for a promising biomarker.
Ah-Kau Ng, Professor of Applied Medical Sciences
MCTEH studies the fate of metals and PAHs in local urban watersheds. Pictured here are students working in Dr. Benedict's laboratory on these measurements.
MCTEH studies the fate of metals and PAHs in local urban watersheds.
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Welcome to the web site of USM's new Maine Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health.

The mission of the MCTEH is to contribute to national and statewide efforts to study environmental contaminants and reduce their effects by assembling a critical mass of researchers and resources at USM.