Adjunct Professor Gerald Ankley

CFANS Fish Wildlife & Cons Bio
College of Food, Ag & Nat Res Sci
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Evaluating Cross-Species Abilities to Metabolize Environmental Contaminants

Riding the wave of advances in material sciences in the 21st century, a significant number of new and innovative chemicals have been introduced into various sectors of human society. At the same time, concerns have been raised about the environmental implications of many new chemicals for the health of humans and the environment. Addressing these concerns requires the application of most up-to-date technologies. Over the past several years, a tremendous revolution has occurred in sequencing technologies, which has already had a profound impact on our understanding of chemical screening, risk assessment, and predictive toxicology. The work associated with this project seeks to use sequencing data from multiple fish species to assess their comparative sensitivity to contaminants of concern in the environment. 

Project Investigators

Adjunct Professor Gerald Ankley
Thomas Kono
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