Department of Biological Sciences
California State University Long Beach,
1250 Bellflower Boulevard,
Long Beach, CA 90840, USA.
Office: (562) 985-5266;
The primary focus of our research at the Molecular Toxicology Laboratories at CSULB is
to study the effects of anthropogenic chemicals
and pollutants on aquatic organisms and the
ecosystems in which they dwell.
Areas of current
research include elucidating the molecular and
cellular mechanisms of entry of pollutants into
aquatic organisms and determining their ultimate
fate and impact on the health of the individuals
and the community structures they inhabit.
Current projects in
this area include studies on the uptake,
bioaccumulation and excretion of specific classes
of metals and xenobiotics compounds by organisms
and their biotransformation and metabolism.
The metabolism and the
biochemical and molecular mode of toxicological
action of these compounds are also being studied
in relation to physiological and genetic phenomena
such as toxicological acclimation, adaptation and
Last Updated 02/13/2001