- H.B.Sc. in Biology and Pharmacology, McMaster University
- M.Sc. in Biology, University of Victoria
- Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography, MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
I have taught in Biology 1A03 (Cellular and Molecular Biology), Biology 2A03 (Integrative Physiology of Animals), Pharmacology 3A06 (Introduction to Pharmacology), Biology 3ZZ3 (Topics in Physiology), Biology 3AA3 (Introduction to Pharmacology), Biology 4C09/4F06 (Senior Project/Thesis) and Biology 726 Topics in Integrative Physiology.
I am an Associate Member of the Department of Psychology, Neurosciences and Behaviour (McMaster University) and a Guest Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution). I am Special Faculty at the University of Guelph for Integrative Physiology.
Outside of the lab, I am active with community volunteering, science outreach to local schools and of course, hanging out with my kids.
Current Lab Members
Lisa Stoa, Research Technician
Derek Alsop, Research Associate
- B.Sc. in Biology, McMaster University
- M.Sc. in Biology, McMaster University
- Ph.D. in Biology, University of Guelph
I am using zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a model organism in two projects. The first involves the CYP1 family of enzymes, examining their substrate specificities with high-throughput screening (McMaster HTS webpage). The second project is testing the potential for additive toxicity between priority contaminants and their underlying mechanisms of action. Most recently, I am performing studies to examine the interaction between temperature and chemicals as independent stressors.
Not only do I enjoy my time in the lab, but getting to and from work on my bike is usually an adventure as well. “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.” -Mark Twain
Meghan Fuzzen, Postdoctoral fellow
Allison Kennedy, Postdoctoral fellow
Shamaila Fraz, Ph.D. Candidate
Lana Shaya, Ph.D. Candidate
Andrea Murillo, Ph.D. Candidate
- H.B.Sc. in Biology, McMaster University
I am working on a project examining the effects of multiple stressors from nuclear power plant emissions on the development of Whitefish embryos. This work involves observing end points such as hatching and mortality under multiple combinations of both chronic and acute exposures.
In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, dancing and spending my weekends getting lost in the wilderness.
Shayen Sreetharan, MSc Candidate
- H.B.Sc. in Biology, Physiology Specialization, McMaster University
My broad research interests involve animal and human physiology, and understanding changes in this normal physiology in a pathophysiological state or in response to an environmental stressor. Through my co-supervision by Dr. Doug Boreham, I also have a growing interest in the world of radiation biology and studying how systems are affected by low doses of ionizing radiation. My masters project, in collaboration with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is investigating the effects of low dose radiation exposure during pregnancy on fetal programming of health and disease with a focus on whole-animal physiology.
I have been involved with an extensive variety of projects over the past few years in the WilsonToxLab. For a full background of my research experience check out my website.
Outside of the lab I am involved with clinical research at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, various community service engagements or just talking science at the Phoenix.
Michael Lim, MSc 2016 “Thermal, morpholine, and radiation stressor effects on the embryonic development of lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) and round whitefish (Prosopium cylindraceum). ” Mike is a PhD candidate at the University of Guelph
Kristine Hammill, MSc 2016 “The Effects of Parental Carbamazepine and Gemfibrozil Exposure on Sexual Differentiation in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)” Kristine is currently working for Health Canada.
Charles Mitz, Ph.D. 2016, co-supervised with D. Boreham; “The cost of hormesis” Charles works for Golder Associates.
Chris Thome, Ph.D. 2015, co-supervised with D. Boreham; “The effects of thermal, chemical and radiological stressors on embryonic development in lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis)” Chis is a PDF at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
John Eme, Postdoctoral Fellow John is currently an Assistant Professor at California State San Marcos.
Casey Mueller, Postdoctoral Fellow Casey is currently an Assistant Professor at California State San Marcos.
Michal Galus, Ph.D. 2014 “Chronic Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Pharmaceutical Concentrations Effects Reproductive and Developmental Physiology in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)” Mike is currently a PDF at the University of Ottawa.
Eugene Choi, M.Sc. 2014 ” The effects of chronic acetaminophen exposure on the kidney, gill and liver in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)” Eugene has gone into pharmacy school.
Lana Shaya, MSc 2014 “Expression of cytochrome P450 3C and 3B genes in teleost fish” Lana is currently a PhD student in the Wilson Tox Lab
Chris Dejong, MSc 2014 “The cytochrome P450 superfamily complement in Capitella teleta” Chris is currently a bioinformatics analyst in biomedical sciences.
James Harskamp, MSc 2012 “Functional screening of cytochrome P450 activity and uncoupling by capillary electrophoresis”
Nina Kirischian, MSc 2010 “Phylogenetic and in silico functional analyses of the cytochrome P450 families 2 and 4” Nina is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto
Lucas Bowley, MSc 2010 “Endocrine disruption in round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) from Hamilton Harbour” Luke has become a physician.
Emily Smith, MSc 2009 “Cytochrome P450 drug metabolism and protein induction and inhibition in fish liver microsomes” Emily has become a teacher.
Marcus Scornaienchi, MSc 2009. “Functional characterization of zebrafish cytochrome P450 1 and 3A genes using heterologously expressed proteins”