|Degrees:||Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2013|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 3635|
|Office:||Office: 320 SC, Lab: 328 SC|
|Website:||The Rand Lab|
B.Sc. Chemistry, Mount Allison University
Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomedicine & Analytical Chemistry, University of California, Davis
My research seeks to understand the molecular mechanisms associated with exposure to emerging environmental contaminants. Specifically, I am interested in how these contaminants interact with dietary lipids (e.g. omega-6 fatty acids) and their interference with lipid metabolic signaling pathways, which control many significant biological processes. By using tools from biochemistry, analytical chemistry, environmental toxicology, and molecular biology, my research program investigates how total environment (nutrition and emerging contaminants) affects an organism’s cell function, injury, and protection. Examining the interplay between lipids and contaminants will enhance understanding of how our total environment contributes to the regulation of health and onset of disease.