Study of Endocrine Disruption Chemicals

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    Interested by the impact of pollutants (e.g., pesticides, pharmaceuticals, domestic care products, industrial and military by-products) on living creatures? Our laboratory studies the effects of a variety of contaminants present in the environment, especially in aquatic ecosystems. We address and assess this environmental health issue by combining toxicology, molecular biology, comparative endocrinology, biochemistry and analytical chemistry in our study design.

    Unique to RMCC, the Environmental Science program and Biology courses are a part of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, strengthening the multidisciplinary research approach within our department.

Two new studies on the effects of arsenic in frogs

We recently conducted acute and chronic arsenic exposures to frogs. In the acute exposures performed during early development, we have discovered that genes involved with signal transduction, cell survival, developmental pathways, and histone remodeling have their expression altered following arsenic exposure suggesting that AsV-treated animals are coping with the contaminated water in order to survive and continue their development. Zhang J, Koch I, Gibson LA, Loughery JR,...