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Ingrid Pickering BA, PhD, FRSC Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Molecular Environmental Science

Office
Geology 330

Research Area(s)

  • Synchrotron light technique use and development
  • Chemical form and distribution of metals and heavier elements in living things
  • Environmental and health applications
  • Speciation and microscopic distribution of metals in biological materials, with impacts in the environment and human health
  • Selenium in the environment and human health
  • Zebrafish model to evaluate heavy element toxicology using X-ray fluorescence imaging
  • Synchrotron spectroscopies as biochemical markers of stroke
  • Synchrotron studies of metals and other elements of concern to determine chemical speciation and microscopic distribution; including both environmental studies and vertebrate and human toxicology.

About me

Our team uses and develop synchrotron light techniques to investigate the roles of metals and other elements in living systems. We engage in cross-disciplinary research that uses the tools of physical sciences to address environmental and biomedical challenges.

Publications

Research

X-ray absorption spectroscopy X-ray fluorescence imaging arsenic environment health mercury metals selenium stroke synchrotron

Synchrotron light technique use and development

Chemical form and distribution of metals and other elements in living things

Environmental and health applications