The Barkholtz Toxicology Laboratory includes researchers from diverse personal and professional backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and supportive environment and collaborative group culture to facilitate efficient and effective scientific and academic progress. Our impact is larger and reaches farther when research questions and experimental design are considered and developed from transdisciplinary perspectives.

Please look through our member biographies to learn more about each team member’s interests and expertise.

Heather Barkholtz sitting

Heather Barkholtz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Forensic Toxicology School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, Forensic Toxicology
Postdoctoral Appointee – Energy Storage Technology & Systems, Sandia National Laboratories
Doctor of Philosophy - Chemistry, Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science - Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Graduate Students

Maia Bates

PhD Candidate, Analytical Chemistry
BS in Biochemistry, The Ohio State University

Undergraduate Students

Interested in Joining the Lab?

The Barkholtz Toxicology Laboratory is always looking for talented scientists, clinicians, and practitioners to collaborate with or to join the interdisciplinary team. Across all lab positions we value, respect, and celebrate those who wish to work and learn in a transdisciplinary environment.

Particularly well-qualified applicants may have training or experience in analytical chemistry, chromatography, mass spectrometry, sample preparation and extraction, pharmacokinetics modeling, clinical trials, controlled substances, and a biosafety level-2 (BSL-2) laboratory.

If your skills and interests align with the group, please get in touch!

Prospective PhD students:

Apply through the Pharmaceutical Sciences, PhD program in the School of Pharmacy, the Chemistry, PhD program in the College of Letters & Science, or the Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, PhD Program.

Undergraduate, PharmD, and MS students

Please send your inquiry and CV to