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Anne Konkle, PhD

Anne TM Konkle is an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences since 2009. 

Dr. Konkle is the principal investigator of the B.E.S.S.T (Brain, Endocrine, Sex, Stress, Toxicology) Lab. Her research interests include sex differences in behaviour, brain development, and disease.


Her lab's focus is on:

  • neurodevelopment

  • the role of steroid hormones in sex specific development of brain areas,

  • the role that these steroids might play in sex specific development and;

  • their potential for early life neuroprotection.

  • effects of environmental exposures (e.g. stress, neurotoxicants, maternal infection) on these steroidogenic systems in the developing brain. 

  • potential role of steroid hormones in brain plasticity and consequent behaviour throughout the lifespan

Eric Crighton, PhD

Eric Crighton is a Full Professor, and Chair Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics

His research interests include:

  • Health geography

  • Children`s health

  • Environment and health

  • Social determinants of health

  • Risk perceptions and protective behaviours

  • Health services research

James Gomes, PhD

James Gomes is an Associate Professor in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences.

His research interests include:

  • Identification and characterization of environmental and occupational health hazards

  • Assessment of environmental and occupational exposures using epidemiology and molecular toxicology and evaluation of risk to disease development

  • Study the role of xenoestrogens on reproductive system ill-health and in hormonal carcinogenesis

  • Study epidemiology, etiology and prevention of environmental and hormonal cancers

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