The Team

Dr. Valérie Langlois (PI)

Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Ecotoxicogenomics and Endocrine Disruption

Associate Professor (Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, RMCC)

Cross-Appointed Associate Professor (Biology Department, Queen’s University)

Cross-Appointed Associate Professor (School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University)

Adjunct Associate Professor (Institut national de recherche scientifique – Centre Eau Terre Environnement)

Dr. Langlois leads a multi-disciplinary research program that investigates the effects and the mechanisms of action of environmental contaminants and other stressors with a focus on the relationship between molecular to physiological effects.

 Dr. Barry Madison

Dr. Madison (Ph. D. in Zoology with Dr. Nick Bernier, University of Guelph) is a Post-Doctoral Fellow studying the effects of diluted bitumen in fish.

Dr. Lucie Baillon

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Dr. Baillon (Ph. D. in Geochemistry and Ecotoxicology with Drs. Magalie Baudrimont, Univerisité de Bordeaux and Louis Bernatchez, Université Laval) is a Post-Doctoral Fellow studying the molecular effects of diluted bitumen in fish.

 Linda Lara

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Linda Lara, Ph. D. Candidate. Biology Department, Queen’s University. Biological effects of diluted bitumen exposure to aquatic species  

 Diana Castaneda Cortes

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Diana Castaneda Cortes, Ph. D. Candidate. Crosstalk between hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) and -gonadal (HPG) axis on sexual masculinization in vertebrates

 Co-Supervised with Dr. Juan I. Fernandino. Laboratory of Developmental Biology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas, Instituto Tecnológico de Chascomús, BA, Argentina.

Tash-Lynn Colson

Tash-Lynn Colson, M. Sc. Candidate. School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University. Toxicokinetics and toxicity of PCBs in Chelydra serpentina. Co-supervised with Shane de Solla, Wildlife and Landscape Science Directorate, Environment Canada.

 Ftoon Alsaadi

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Ftoon Alsaadi, M. Sc. Candidate. Biology Department, Queen’s University. Ecotoxicogenomics of diluted bitumen in Canadian fish species. Co-supervised with Dr. Peter Hodson, Biology Department, Queen’s University.

 Paisley Thomson

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Paisley Thomson, MES Candidate. School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University. Physiological roles, molecular regulation, and disruption of the progesterone receptor signaling pathways in amphibians

  Alex Leclerc

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Alex Leclerc. Honours student. Biology Department, Queen’s University.  Toxicity of naphthalene sulfonic acids (NSAs) to frogs

Denby McDonnell

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Denby McDonnell. Honours student. School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University. Effects of diluted bitumen in yellow perch

Brianna Willard

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Brianna Willard. Honours student. Biology Department, Queen’s University.  Effects of diluted bitumen in frogs

 Sarah Wallace

Sarah Wallace (M. Sc. in Population Genetics with Dr. Friesen, Queen’s University) is our precious lab manager.

Christina Emerton

Christina Emerton

Christina Emerton (Technician in biotechnology, St. Lawrence College) is a research assistant in our lab.

 FORMER STUDENTS/LAB MEMBERS

Dr. Jing Zhang, Post-doctoral fellow (2013-16) Novel diagnostic tools for blast trauma, pre-symptomatic acute infectious disease and severe stress

Dr. Diana Campbell, Doctoral thesis (2012-16) Cross-regulation between thyroid and androgen hormones in amphibians

Dr. Sonja Bissegger, Doctoral thesis (2013-16) Role of 5 alpha-reductase type 3 and 5 beta-reductase in reproduction

Melody Kang, NSERC-USRA student (2016) DNA methylation in fish

Marie Sereneo, Honours thesis (2015-16) Effect s of diluted bitumen in rainbow trout

Tyler Rozario, Biotechnology placement student (2016) from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

Giselle Hunt, NSERC-USRA student (2015) Analyzing the effects of dietary N-Phenyl-1-naphthylamine in snapping turtles (Chelydra sepentina)

Steven Davis, SWEP student (2015) Animal care facility manager

Sean Chisnell, Biotechnology placement student (2015) from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

Nova Zhao, NSERC-USRA student (2014) Development of in situ hybridization assays to study the effects of thyroid hormones in frog testis development.

2Lt Justine Mathieu-Denoncourt, M. Sc. thesis (2012-14)  Lethal and sublethal effects of phthalates in Western clawed frog, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, RMCC

Laura Gibson, Research Assistant (2013-14)

Kira MacDougall, Honours thesis (2013-14) Acute toxicity of diisoheptyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate in Oryzias latipes, School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University

Mason Lam, Honours thesis (2013-14) Influence of diethyl phthalate and diisononyl ester phthalate in amphibian embryogenesis,  Biology Department, Queen’s University

Connor Edington, Research Assistant (2013-14)

Hongkang Lin, Research Assistant (2014)

Troy Arthur, Research Assistant (2014)

Jennifer Martel, Biotechnology placement student (2014) from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

Christina Emerton,  Biotechnology placement student (2014) from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

Grant Norman, Research Assistant (2013)

Stephanie Flood, NSERC-USRA student (2013) Development of in situ hybridization assays for the frog Silurana tropicalis

Laura Gibson, Honours thesis (2012-13) Oxidative stress profile in double crested cormorant blood from non-contaminated and methylmercury contaminated areas in the Great Lakes, School of Environmental Studies, Queen’s University

OCdt Jeriel Soriano, Honours thesis (2012-13) Effects of the azo dyes in frogs and perfluorooctanyl sulfonate (PFOS) in turtles, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, RMCC

Chris Withers, Biotechnology placement student (2013) from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

Laura Gibson, NSERC-USRA student (2012) Molecular investigation of Chelydra serpentina livers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, RMCC

Alyssa MacLean, NSERC-USRA student (2012) Development of molecular tools in Phalacrocorax auritus, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, RMCC

Almira Siew, Research Assistant (2011-12)

Manpreet Sekhon, Alternate Practicum placement student (2012) from the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University

Robbie Sleap, Veterinary technology placement student (2012) from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

Blake Beelher, Biotechnology placement student (2012) from St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON

Miranda Hunt, Technician (2011-12)

OCdt Justine Mathieu-Denoncourt, Honours thesis (2011-12) Toxicity and sub-lethal effects of the Disperse Yellow 7 in Silurana tropicalis larvae, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, RMCC

OCdt Abby Edmison, Honours thesis (2011-12) Cross-regulation between the thyroid hormones and the androgens during Silurana tropicalis early development, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, RMCC

OCdt Matthew Stokes, Honours thesis (2010-11) Assessing the toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and activated carbon in plants and invertebrates, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, RMCC. Co-supervised with Dr. Barb Zeeb (RMCC).