Past Members

Camila Martins

Ellen Jung

Visiting Scientist


Effect of climate change on freshwater and marine calcifying organisms

Respiratory Gas Exchange in fish GI tract

Assoc. Prof, FURG, Brazil

PDF, University of British Columbia
Junho Eom       2016-2020Ph.D. Student Ammonia and ventilatory control in fish  PDF, University of British Columbia
Marina Giacomin   2013-19)Ph.D. student.Osmorespiratory compromise in killifishPDF, University of Alberta
Andressa de Melo          2018-2019Visiting Ph.D. student (Brazil)Water balance in trout.Ph.D. student (Federal  Rural University of  Pernambuco), Brazil  
Giorgi Dal Pont    2017-2018Visiting       Ph.D. student (Brazil)Gasoline effects on goldfish metabolism.   PDF,University of Parana, Brazil  
Geraldine Kavembe 2012-2015Ph.D. student (Germany)Population genetics and physiology of Magadi tilapia.Assistant Professor, South-Eastern Kenya University, Kenya
Mike Lawrence2012-2014MSc.Renal ammonia excretion in fish (co-supervised with P. Wright)Ph.D. student, Carleton Univ. Ottawa
Lisa Robertson2011-2013M.Sc.Osmorespiratory compromise in fishResearch Assistant, Univ. of Manitoba
Marina Giacomin (Brazil)2011Visiting M.Sc.DOC effects in freshwater mussels(co-supervised by A. Bianchini)PDF Univ. of Alberta
Abel Machado (Brazil)2011Visiting M.Sc.Oxidative stress in freshwater mussels (co-supervised by A. Bianchini)Environmental Scientist, Proctor and Gamble, Berlin, Germany  
Tamzin Blewett2011-2015Ph.DEuryhalinity and metals in fish and crustaceansAsst. Prof, Univ of Alberta
Tamzin Blewett2009-2011M.Sc.EE2 uptake in fishAsst. Prof, Univ of Alberta
Mariana Lauer (Brazil)2011Visiting Ph.DMetabolic effects of Cu in killifish (co-supervised by A. Bianchini)PDF, Univ. of Rio Grande, Brazil
Julian Rubino2012-2014M.Sc.Ammonia versus sodium transport in trout gutMD student Queens University, Canada
Amit Sinha (Belgium)2011Visiting Ph.DMolecular response to NH3 in fishAssist. Prof. Univ. of Arkansas
Lygia  Norguiera (Brazil)2010-2011Visiting Ph.DIonoregulation in freshwater mussel larvae (co-supervised by A. Bianchini)Chagas Institute, Belem, Brazil  
Margaret Tellis2010-2012M.Sc.Metal toxicity in marine invertebratesFaculty, Humber College
Marianna Jorge (Brazil)2010-2011Visiting Ph.DCu toxicity in freshwater mussel larvae (co-supervised by A. Bianchini)Assit. Prof., Fed.Univ. Maranhäo, Brazil
Kassio daSilva (Brazil)2011Visiting Ph.DOxidative stress in killifish(co-supervised by A. Bianchini)School Teacher, Rio Grande, Brazil
Josias Grobler2009-2011M.Sc.Ammonia and social hierarchies in fishAccounts Manager, General Electric Power & Water
Alex Zimmer2009-2015M.Sc/Ph.DAmmonia excretion in fishePDF, Univ of Alberta
Hassan Al Reasi2008-2012Ph.D.Effects of DOC on fish gills (co-supervised with S. Smith)Asst. Prof. Sultan Quboos University Oman
`Erin Leonard2008-2013Ph.D.Bioavailability of Ni in vertebrates and invertebratesNSERC PDF, Univ of Guelph
Joel Klinck2006-2011M.Sc./Ph.DBiotic Ligand Model of metal binding in fish gutAsst. Prof. Redeemer College, Hamilton
Jung Liew2011Visiting Ph.DUrea physiology of sharksAssoc. Prof., Terrenganu Univ., Malaysia
C. Michele Nawata2005-2010Ph. DMolecular physiology of ammonia transport in fishSRA, Univ of Arizona
Fathima Iftikar2006-2008M.Sc.Hypoxia and ionoregulation in troutResearch Biologist, Dept of Environment, New Zealand
Warren Green2005-2007M.Sc.Metal toxicity to fish olfactionPDF, Univ of Florida
Paul Craig2005-2009Ph.DMolecular effects of Cu in zebrafish (co-supervised with G. McClelland)Asst. Prof. Univ  of Waterloo
Viviane Prodocimo2005Visiting Ph.DIon fluxes in euryhaline fish (co-supervised with C. Freire)Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Federal Parana, Brazil
Tatiana Kozlova2005-2007M.Sc.Daphnia metal modelling (co-supervised with J. McGeer)Aquatic Biologist, Myera Group, Winnipeg
Monika Patel2005-2007M.Sc.Ionoregulation in lungfishPh.D student, Univ. of Toronto (deceased)
Karen Bechard2005-2007M.Sc.Metal uptake in ChironomidsSenior Staff Scientist, Geosyntec consultants Inc.
Lara Alves2003-2005M.Sc.Dietary Pb toxicity in rainbow troutRisk assessment specialist, Ecometrix Inc. Missisauga.
Adeola Ojo Abosede2003-2005M.Sc.Bioavailability of metals and their interactions in the gut of freshwater rainbow troutTeacher, Nigeria  
Carol Bucking2003-2008Ph.DPhysiology of digestion in fishAssoc. Prof, York University
John Fitzpatrick2003-2008Ph.DCichlid social behaviour (co-supervised with S. Balshine)Assoc. Prof. Stockholm Univ, Sweden
Sunita Nadella2003-2005M.Sc.Dietary uptake of Cu in fishExperiential Education Co-ordinator, McMaster University
Aline Matsuo (Brazil)2001-2004Ph.D.DOC effects on gill ion transport in fish (co-supervised with A. Val)SRA, City of Hope Medical Centre, Los Angeles
Joe Rogers2001-2003M.Sc.Physiology of Pb toxicity in fishDentist, Niagara Falls, ON
Tammy Morgan2000-2003M.Sc.Physiology of fish transport at fish gillsEnvironmental Risk Assessor, Golder Associates, Toronto
Eric Pane2000-2005Ph.D.Physiology of Ni homeostasis in fishPDF, MBARI, Monterey, California
Collins Kamunde1998-2002Ph.D.Dietary vs waterborne Cu homeostasis in fishProfessor, Atlantic Veterinary College, Univ. of PEI, Charlottetown.
Jeff Richards1998-2002Ph.D.Lipid metabolism in exercising fishProfessor, UBC Vancouver
Maciej Miarczynski1998-2000M.Sc.Trout bladder ion transportHamilton Police
M. Danielle McDonald1997-2002M.Sc/Ph.DUrea transport in fishProfessor , Univ of Miami
Derek Alsop1997-1999M.Sc.Physiology of chronic Zn exposure in fishSRA, McMaster University
Lydia Hollis1997-1999M.Sc.Physiology of chronic Cd exposure in fishInstructor, Southern Alberta Inst. Technology
Martin Grosell (Denmark)1995-1997Ph.DPhysiology of acclimation to Cu in trout and eel. (co-supervised with H. Hansen)Professor, Univ. of Miami
Leela D’Cruz1995-1997M.Sc.Temperature, feeding and acidity interactive effects on fishPharmaceutical Marketing consultant, Toronto
Nathan Webb1995-1998M.Sc.Ag effects on ammonia metabolism in fish.Canada Coast Guard
Mary Fletcher1995-1997M.Sc.Gill cells in culture ((co-supervised with M. O’Donnell)Practicing M.D. Hamilton
Darryl Burgess1995-1997M.Sc.Surrogate models for fish gill transport functionsPresident, AFS Aerial Photography, London ON.
Fern Galvez1994-2000M.Sc/Ph.DPhysiology of Ag toxicity in freshwater fishProfessor, Louisiana State Univ. Baton Rouge
Jacqueline Dockray1993-1995M.Sc.Interactive effects of temperature and acidity on freshwater fishResearch Project Officer, U. of Northern BC.
Anne Bergman (Wyoming)1993-1999Ph.D.Ionoregulatory physiology of Magadi tilapia (co-supervised with R. Jenkins)Confocal Specialist, Univ. of Wyoming
Tyler Linton1992-1997Ph.DPhysiology of long-term ammonia/temperature  exposure in troutEnvironmental Manager, Great Lakes Environmental, Columbus Ohio
Marjorie Patrick1992-1994M.Sc.Kinetics of ion regulation in the killifishAssoc . Prof., U. of San Diego
Randy Lauff1991-1994M.Sc.Fuel usage during exercise in troutInstructor, Francis Xavier University
Yuxiang Wang1990-1996Ph.D.Lactate and ammonia metabolism in troutAssoc. Prof. Queen’s University
Mike Wilkie1989-1994M.Sc./Ph.D.Physiological responses to alkaline environments in fishProfessor, Wilfrid Laurier University
James Curtis1988-1990M.Sc.The physiology of urinary bladder in troutHigh School Science Teacher, Hamilton
Monica Scarabello1987-1989M.Sc.Oxygen debt in fishPh. D. Univ. of Calgary(deceased)
Greg Goss1986-1988M.Sc.Metabolism of ion and acid-base regulation in troutProfessor, Univ. of Alberta
Rick Playle1986-1989Ph.D.Mechanisms of aluminium toxicity in fishProfessor (deceased) Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Margaret Service1985-1986M.Sc.(T)Evaluation of undergraduate teachingInstructor McMaster University (deceased)
Peter van Dijk (Holland)1984-1986M.ScAdrenergic control of post-exercise recovery in trout (co-supervised with G. van den Thillart)Assoc. Prof. Leibniz Inst. Berlin, Germany
Doug Spry1982-1986Ph.D.Uptake,  accumulation and loss of Zn from the rainbow troutSenior Scientist, Environment Canada
C. Louise Milligan1982-1986Ph.D.Acid-base balance in exercised teleost fishAssoc. Prof. Univ. of Western Ontario
Jeff Turner1979-1981M.Sc.Lactate and H+ dynamics following strenuous exercise in fishProf. McGill Univ., now CEO of Dreyfus Inc.
Doug Spry1979-1982M.Sc.Effect of acute waterborne Zn on physiology of the rainbow troutSenior Scientist, Environment Canada

Beverly Po


Major Salt Toxicity in fish
Environmental Consultant; Hoi Ki Environmental Consulting Co.
Giorgi Dal Pont   2018-19  Nitrogen metabolism in hagfish and crabs.  PDF, University of Parana, Brazil
Alexander Clifford   2018-19Ionoregulation in zebrafish.PDF,  Scripps Institute of Oceanography,  San Diego
John Onukwufor2016-18  Diffusive water exchange in fish.   PDF, University of Rochester Medical Center
Anne Cremazy 2015-18   Physiology and modelling of metal mixture toxicityAssist. Prof., Univ.  of New Brunswick, St. John
Sandra Fehsenfeld2016-18Molecular physiology of goldfish kidney.NSERC PDF, University de Quebec a Rimouski
Marcio Ferriera2016-19Nitrogen metabolism in fish.PDF, INPA – Amazon Research Institute. Manaus, Brazil
Aleicia Holland  2015-17Physiological effects of DOC on fish.Assist. Prof.,  LaTrobe University, Australia
Fabiola Valdez2015-16Effects of metals on ionoregulation in zebrafish.Research Scientist, INPA-Amazon Research Institute, Manaus, Brazil
Roberta Klein2016Metal mixture toxicology in sea urchins.PDF, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil.
Lygia Noguiera2015-16Gill cell culture models for metal toxicity                   Chagas Institute, Belem, Brazil
Fabiola Valdez 2015-16Metal mixture effects in zebrafishRes. Scientist, INPA, Manaus, Brazil
Alex Zimmer2015Ca  regulation in euryhaline fishNSERC PDF, Univ of Alberta
Helen Sanduskas-Henrique (Brazil)2014-2015DOC effects on gill enzymes (co-supervised with A.L. Val)Assist. Prof.  Santa Cecilia University, Santos, Brazil.
Luciana deSouza Bastos (Brazil)2014-2015Effects of ammonia on Amazonian fish (co-supervised with A.L. Val)Senior Investigator , Lactec Institute of Technology,  Curitiba,  Brazil
Kevin Brix2012-2013Molecular regulation of Ca in killifishConsultant, ECOTOX Miami
Kevin Brix2013-2015Phylogenetic analysis of ionoregulation in sticklebacks and pupfish(co-supervised with D. Schulter &C. Brauner)Consultant, ECOTOX Miami
Rafael Duarte (Brazil)2012-2014Effects of DOC on aquatic organisms (co-supervised with A.L. Val)Asst. Prof. Univ. Sao Vicente, Brazil
Camilla Martins (Brazil)2010Cu uptake in blue crabs (co-supervised with A.Bianchini)Asst. Prof. Fed. U. of Rio Grande
C. Michele Nawata2010-2012Rh proteins and ammonia uptake in the dogfish sharkSRA, Univ. of Arizona
Vania Loro2010-2011Zinc toxicity in killifishAssoc. Prof. Univ. Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
Derek Alsop2008-2011Genomic effects of Ni in fishSRA, McMaster University
Li Zhang2008-2011Ammonia as a respiratory gas in fishAssoc. Prof, South China Sea Inst. Gangzhou, China
Ishaq Ahmed2008-2011Genomic effects of Cu in fish (co-supervised with G. Pyle)SRA, Opthalmology Dept. UBC
F. Khan2008-2009Using the BLM to reconstruct the recovery of acidified lakes (co-supervised with J. McGeer)SRA, British Museum of Natural History
Matilde de Francisco2007Metal dynamics in wild perchSRA Univ of Guelph
M. Jasim Chowdhury2006-2008Acclimation to metals in fishResearch Manager, Int. Lead Association
Tania Ng2006-2010Subcellular partitioning of metalsClinical Research Manager, Hamilton Health Sciences
Reehan Mirza2006-2008Effects of metals on fish olfaction (co-supervised with G. Pyle)Assoc. Prof. Nipissing Univ
Carrie Hung2006-2008Molecular Biology of ion transport in fishSRA, McMaster University
Natasha Franklin2003-2006Waterborne/dietary interactions of metals in fish PDF, CSIRO Sydney Australia
Patricia Gillis2003-2006Metal effects in invertebratesResearch Scientist, Environment Canada, Burlington
Fern Galvez2003-2006Gill cell physiologyProfessor, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Mike Wilkie2003-2005Water regulation in lungfishProfessor, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Makiko Kajimura2002-2006Nitrogen and lipid metabolism in fishAssoc. Prof. Wakayama Univ., Japan
Chris Glover2002-2004Ag/DOC interactionsProfessor, Athabasca Univ.
Bingsheng Zhou2001-2003Cultured gill epitheliaProfessor, Wuhan Univ. China
Som Niyogi2001-2004Lab/field metal studies in fishProfessor, Univ. of Saskatchewan
Reiner Mann2001-2002Food Chain effects of Ag on fish and crustaceansResearch Scientist, Queensland Govt. Auatralia
Sarah Croke2000-2001N-metabolism in fishIndependent writer, Hamilton ON
Kath Sloman2000-2003Behavioural toxicology of metals in fish (co-supervised with D.G. McDonald)Professor, Univ. of West Scotland
Greg Pyle1999-2000Metal physiology in perch and trout (co-supervised with D.G. McDonald)Professor, Lethbridge Univ.
Martin Grosell1998-2001Metal homeostasis in fishProfessor, Univ. of Miami
Colin Brauner1998-2000Chronic effects of Ag on fishProfessor, U.B.C.
Scott Kelly1998-2001Gill cell physiologyAssoc. Prof. York Univ
Nic Bury1997-1998Physiology of Ag exposure in freshwaterProfessor, Suffolk University,U.K.
Gudrun DeBoeck1979-1998Fuel usage in relation to stress in fishProfessor, Antwerp Univ. Belgium
Sue Clearwater1997-1999Dietary uptake of metals in fish (co-supervised with D.G. McDonald)Research Scientist NIWA, New Zealand
Jim McGeer1996-1999Physiology of chronic metal exposure in fish (co-supervised with D.G. McDonald)Professor, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Jim Kieffer1995-1996Aerobic exercise physiology of salmonid fishProfessor, U.N.B. St. John
Katie Gilmour1994-1995Physiology of gill cells in cultureProfessor, Univ. of Ottawa
Ian Morgan1994-1996Protein synthesis in fish under chronic temperature and pollutant stress (co-supervised with D.G. McDonald)Practicing M.D. U.K.
Scott Reid1992-1994Long term interactive effects of elevated temperature, ammonia and low pH in fish (co-supervised with D.G. McDonald)Assoc. Professor, U.B.C. (Okanagan)
Christer Hogstrand1992-1994Zn, Ca and metallothionein regulation in rainbow troutProfessor, King’s College, Univ. of London, U.K.
Annika Salama1992-1993Gill ammonia transport in fishAssist Prof. Univ. of Helsinki, Finland
Rod Wilson1990-1992Acclimation to metals in fishProfessor, Univ. of Exeter, U.K.
Jean LeMoigne1986-1988Respiratory and ionoregulatory responses to hyperoxia in fishSystems Scientist, Govt. of France
Celine Audet1985-1987Endocrine responses to environmental acid stress in fishProfessor, Univ of Quebec á Rimouski
Steve Perry1982-1983Ion and gas exchange in the isolated-perfused trout head preparartionDean of Science, Professor, Univ of Ottawa
Chuck Booth1982-1984Mechanisms of aluminium toxicity in fish (co-supervised with D.G. McDonald)Professor, Connecticut State Univ.
D. Gordon McDonald1978-1980Physiological mechanisms of toxicity of environmental acid pollution to freshwater fishProfessor, Univ. of Guelph (deceased)