Research Interests and Activities
We are looking for PhD Students and Postdocs for a variety of projects related to exposomics, chemical mixture toxicology and in non-target mass spectrometry.
I’m a toxicologist and environmental analytical chemist who is interested in what environmental contaminants we are exposed to, how we become exposed, and the impact of these exposures on health. In particular, I am concerned with early-life exposures to persistent and bioaccumulative organic contaminants that can alter the normal developmental of humans and wildlife.
This is an exciting time for this research due to powerful new tools we have available. We are building an Ultratrace Non-Target Laboratory (UNTARGET Lab) at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) which will house ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometers for discovery of important new chemical contaminants in air, water, tissues and biofluids. The surrounding research environment at SciLifeLab specializes in genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, functional biology, bioimaging, and biostatistics, creating many possibilities to investigate our questions using best-available biomolecular technologies and methods.
Biographical Information. I earned a PhD in Toxicology at University of Guelph (2002), then worked as a Postdoc in Environmental Chemistry at University of Toronto (2003), and finally as a Postdoc in Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Toronto (2004). I was formerly Full Professor at University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) in the Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology. I have published more than 150 manuscripts and am a Highly Cited Researcher (2014, Thomson Reuters). For my work in Canada I was elected as member to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. I moved to Sweden in 2016.
Latest scientific papers
Stream invertebrate community structure at Canadian oil sands development is linked to concentration of bitumen-derived contaminants
Characterization of Naphthenic Acids and Other Dissolved Organics in Natural Water from the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Canada. (COVER ARTICLE)
Role of Snow Deposition of Perfluoroalkylated Substances at Coastal Livingston Island (Maritime Antarctica)