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Water pollution, rising temperatures and a mysterious kidney disease
October 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Please join us for the sixth UMaine Medicine Fall 2020 Seminar. This seminar series will take place every Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm from September 25 through November 13.
Speaker: Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Environmental Physiology and Toxicology Lab, School of Marine Sciences & Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, University of Maine, Orono.
Dr. Jayasundara’s research is focused on environmental toxicology and health. The nexus of his research program is formed by the One Health framework and is aimed at uncovering ecological and human health implications of chemical pollution and climate change. For this research his laboratory uses different fish species as sentinels and examines biochemical and physiological consequences of exposure to chemical and physical stressors. This research was motivated by his undergraduate training at The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, ME, while he was pursuing his BA at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor as a Davis Scholar. After that Dr. Jayasundara pursued his doctoral degree at Stanford University, CA, and completed his postdoctoral training at Duke University, NC, before returning to Maine.
To register for this event, please visit the Zoom event registration page.