Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Valerie Langlois is an Associate Professor at the Institut national de la research scientifique (INRS), Centre Eau Terre et Environment. She is particularly interested in the harmful effects on vertebrates chemicals found in aquatic environments. These substances can potentially act on all stages of cellular regulation of aquatic vertebrates, from hormone synthesis to target cell response, and consequently can alter vertebrate metabolism, development, and reproduction. The main theme of her research program is the identification of physiological responses and regulatory mechanisms in vertebrates when in the presence of environmental contaminants.
For over 10 years, she has been working with several academic and government partners to determine the adverse effects of these contaminants. She has expertise in ecotoxicology involving multiple species and novel molecular indicators, and will offer projects in ecotoxicogenomics using design of gene reporter cell assays to identify and characterize the presence of chemicals altering the endocrine system in vertebrates.
Valerie is a co-applicant on the LEADERS CREATE Program.