Principal Investigator

Chris Vulpe, Associate Professor
University of California, Berkley
Education: S.B. in Biology from MIT; M.D. and Ph.D. from Univ. of California, San Francisco
Degree: Ph.D.
Born in: Montreal, Quebec - Dual Citizen

My Qualifications

Ecotoxicologist who is at the forefront of developing new approaches to assessing the effects of toxic substances on the environment

Previous SciFlies Projects

None

Awards

Dr. Vulpe has current NIEHS and NSF grants supporting basic research in his laboratory.

Links

· http://www.vulpelab.net/ecoto ...
· http://www.epa.gov/ncct/toxca ...
· http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ ...
· http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/ar ...

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Passion/Philosophy

My passions are my family, running on the trails in my hometown of Pacifica, Ca, native California wildflowers, teaching at my kid's school, anything by Mary Oliver, grassy hill radio, my work and la ...
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Books I'm Reading

Moby-Duck by Donovan Hohn, Moths and Men by Judith Hooper , Camp Concentration Thomas Disch, The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith, WWW:wake by Robert Sawyer, Evidence by Mary Oliver

Cell-based Assays of Ecotoxicity: An Alternative to Animal Testing



Why? “We produce over 70,000 chemicals that end up in freshwater ecosystems,” said Chris Vulpe, PhD, title at the University of California, Berkeley. “Worse, we don’t know the toxicity or potential environmental impact for the vast majority of these chemicals.”



Ultimate Goal According to Dr. Vulpe, current toxicity tests rely on expensive, slow, whole animal toxicity studies on many species, including fish. The current approach, he adds, is impractical and requires the use of whole animals to determine risks related to new and existing chemicals in fresh water ecosystems. He and his co-researchers have a better idea. “We intend to use cellular, high content cytoto ...
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Goal

$100,000

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$210
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Donors

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