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Water Pollution, Rising Temperatures and a Mysterious Kidney Disease

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

Speaker:  Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Environmental Physiology and Toxicology Lab, School of Marine Sciences & Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, University of Maine, Orono.

Dr. Jayasundara’s research is focused on environmental toxicology and health. The nexus of his research program is formed by the One Health framework and is aimed at uncovering ecological and human health implications of chemical pollution and climate change. For this research, his laboratory uses different fish species as sentinels and examines biochemical and physiological consequences of exposure to chemical and physical stressors. This research was motivated by his undergraduate training at The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, ME, while he was pursuing his BA at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor as a Davis Scholar. After that,  Jayasundara pursued his doctoral degree at Stanford University, CA, and completed his postdoctoral training at Duke University, NC, before returning to Maine.

To register for this event, visit the Zoom event registration page.

The University of Maine Institute of Medicine fall seminar series, conducted via Zoom takes place 3–4 p.m. Fridays from Sept. 25 through Nov. 13. To learn more about the fall seminar series, visit the UMaine Institute of Medicine website.

For more information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cecile Ferguson,, 207.581.3026.



October 30
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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