The objective of Dr. Basu's program is to research, develop and apply ecosystem-based approaches to address key problems in the environmental health sciences. The focus is on applying ecotoxicology and environmental epidemiology to increase understanding of risks associated with contaminants arising from the extraction of natural resources. Key to this approach is the ability to scrutinize and integrate data across species in a comparative manner (i.e. humans along with fish, birds, marine and terrestrial mammals) and to scale responses across multiple tiers of biological organization in an integrative fashion (e.g. cell --> individual --> ecosystem).
- Ph.D., Wildlife Biology, McGill University, 2005
- M.Sc., Animal Physiology, University of Britsh Columbia, Vancouver, 2001
- B.Sc. (Hons), Environmental Sciences & Life Sciences, Queen's University, 1999
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
- Society of Toxicology
- International Society of Environmental Bioindicators
- International Neurotoxicology Association