Niladri Basu, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences      Vcard icon
McGill University
Montreal, Canada


Website(s): McGill Environmental Health Sciences Lab

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

The objective of Dr. Basu's program is to research, develop and apply ecosystem-based approaches to address key problems in the environmental health sciences. The focus is on applying ecotoxicology and environmental epidemiology to increase understanding of risks associated with contaminants arising from the extraction of natural resources. Key to this approach is the ability to scrutinize and integrate data across species in a comparative manner (i.e. humans along with fish, birds, marine and terrestrial mammals) and to scale responses across multiple tiers of biological organization in an integrative fashion (e.g. cell --> individual --> ecosystem).


Ph.D., Wildlife Biology, McGill University, 2005
M.Sc., Animal Physiology, University of Britsh Columbia, Vancouver, 2001
B.Sc. (Hons), Environmental Sciences & Life Sciences, Queen's University, 1999

Professional Affiliations

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Society of Toxicology
International Society of Environmental Bioindicators
International Neurotoxicology Association

Recent News Items

  • "Toxic Algae Destroys Shark Brains,", August 06, 2010
  • "Wash off tarballs, but brief encounters not risky,", June 03, 2010
  • "UM Study: Toxins High In Guatemalans Living Near Canadian-Owned Mine,", May 23, 2010
  • "Against the Element: Grisly research in the Arctic is calling into question what we think we know about mercury's toxic effects.,", April 01, 2010
  • "It's official: Men really are the weaker sex," The Independent, December 07, 2008
  • "Pesticide mixtures hurt salmon," C&EN, June 16, 2008
  • "Michigan SPH faculty member chosen as Environmental Health Science Communication Fellow," ASPH Friday Letter, March 07, 2008