Carleton University researchers David McMullin and Amy Rand have received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) for their project, LC-TOF MS for Enhanced Chemical Contaminant Risk Characterization.

McMullin and Rand, both professors in the Department of Chemistry, study the diversity and toxicology of cyanobacteria toxins and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, respectively.

David McMullin and Amy Rand

“There is abundant evidence that some synthetic and natural chemical contaminants affect human and ecosystem health,” says McMullin. “In most cases, the environmental concentrations and risks chemical contaminants pose are unknown.”

The CFI funds will be used to detect legacy and emerging chemical contaminants, as well as help determine their molecular basis of toxicity.

McMullin and Rand are among several other Carleton researchers who received funding from CFI’s JELF earlier this year for their work on manufacturing nanoparticles, understanding how animals fly, monitoring water pollution, and strengthening endangered languages.

Visit McMullin’s lab website for further information about this project and learn more about Rand’s research on combining environmental chemistry with toxicology in this Carleton Newsroom story.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in
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