Christie is in the final year of her Master's of Science degree in Steve Wiseman's lab at the University of Lethbridge where she has worked to determine if an early life-stage exposure to the fungicide, tebuconazole, affects the reproductive capacity of sexually mature Zebrafish (Danio rerio), and what the mechanistic basis of any effect is. Christie has worked to investigate potential effects using qPCR, reproductive assays, and analysis of female fish gonad tissue for differentially methylated regions of their methylome using reduced-representation bisulfite sequencing. Following graduation, Christie hopes to work as a forensic toxicologist and learn more in the field of pathology. She certainly has a passion for environmental science, and would love to continue work on investigating techniques that predict toxic effect. We look forward to seeing Christie present her work at the 10th Annual SETAC PNC AGM & Conference in June!
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