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Diana Averill-Bates

Phone:514-987-3000 ext. 4811
Office:University du Quebec a Montreal

Research: Dr. Averill-Bates investigates the induction of cellular apoptosis by xenobiotics that cause oxidative stress. Such xenobiotics include paraquat, halogenated hydrocarbons, aquatic toxin tri-butyl tin (TBT), organochlorine pesticides (eg DDT and heptachlor di) and quinone compounds such as menadione. She also studies acrolein, a ubiquitous air pollutant found in smoke (industrial, cigarette), and how it causes oxidative stress in lung epithelial cells.