Dr. Ève Gilroy
Contributing to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s mandate to asses the impacts of aquatic contaminants on freshwater ecosystems
- Investigate the toxicity of priority contaminants (e.g., industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals) to freshwater invertebrates
- Assess effects of anthropogenic activities (e.g., contaminated sites, agricultural pesticide use) on aquatic environments using in-situ invertebrate exposures
- Develop metabolomic approaches to gain further insight into the mode of action and/or effects of contaminants
- Develop bioassays to assess reproductive effects in freshwater gastropods to provide ecologically relevant data for use in environmental risk assessments
Current research and/or projects
Research in support of the Chemicals Management Plan
- Effects of bisphenol A (BPA) and BPA alternatives on native aquatic wildlife: chronic laboratory exposures
- Toxicity and Bioaccumulation of Short-Chain Perfluoroalkyl Carboxylic Acids (PFCAs) and Perfluoralkyl Sulfonic Acids (PFSAs) in aquatic organisms
Research in support of the St-Lawrence Action Plan
- Étude de toxicité de sédiments contaminés chez les mollusques
Professional activities / interests
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) - 2003-present
Chair, Regional Chapters Committee (2015-present); Membership Committee (2013-2015); Student Advisory Council (2005-2007)
Laurentian Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) - 2005-present
Co-Chair, Diversity in Science Committee (2015-present); Treasurer (2009-2019); President (2008-2009); membership coordinator(2005-2007)
Education and awards
Ph.D. (Environmental Biology and Toxicology) University of Guelph, 2008.
Thesis: Effects of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in Benthic Invertebrates
- M.Sc. (Biology) University of Waterloo, 2000
Thesis: Effects of Soft Water and Aluminum on the Physiology of Rainbow Trout
B.Sc. (Honours, Biology/Ecology) Université de Montréal, 1997
Translation certificate – French University of Toronto, 2014
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2016, 2017, 2019 SETAC North America Presidential Citation for exemplary service
2016 Laurentian SETAC Outstanding Service Award
2012 SETAC North America Outstanding Regional Chapter Member Award
2008 NSERC Industrial Fellowship (offered)
2008-2010 NSERC Visiting Fellowship in a Government Laboratory
2005-2007 OGS - Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2003 University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship
2003-2005 NSERC- PGS-B Scholarship (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)
1997-1999 FCAR- Scholarship (Government of Québec)
Gilroy ÈAM, Bartlett AJ, Gillis PL, Bendo NA, Salerno J, Hedges AM, Brown LR, Holman EAM, de Solla SR. 2020. Toxicity of finasteride and melengestrol acetate in benthic invertebrates. Environ Sci Poll Res. doi: 10.1007/s11356-020-10121-7
Prosser RS, Gillis PL, Holman EAM, Schissler D, Ikert H, Toito J, Gilroy E, Campbell S, Bartlett A, Milani D., Parrott JL, Balakrishnan VK. 2017. Effect of substituted phenylamine antioxidants on three life stages of the freshwater mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea. Environ Poll 229:281-289.
Gilroy ÈAM, Muir DGC, McMaster ME, Darling C, Campbell LM, Alaee M, Brown SB, Sherry JP. 2017. Halogenated Phenolic Compounds in Wild Fish from Canadian Areas of Concern. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 36:2266-2273.
Gilroy ÈAM, Gillis PL, King LE, Bendo NA, Salerno JE, Giacomin M., de Solla SR. 2017. The effects of pharmaceuticals on a unionid mussel (Lampsilis siliquoidea): An examination of acute and chronic endpoints of toxicity across life stages. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 36:1572-1583.
de Solla SR, Gilroy ÈAM, Klinck JS, King LE, McInnis R, Struger J, Backus SM, Gillis PL. 2016. Bioaccumulation of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the unionid mussel Lasmigona costata in a river receiving wastewater effluent. Chemosphere 146:486-496.
Gilroy ÈAM, Klinck JS, Campbell SD, McInnis R, Gillis PL, de Solla SR. 2014. Toxicity and bioconcentration of the pharmaceuticals moxifloxacin, rosuvastatin, and drospirenone to the unionid mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea. Sci. Tot. Env. 487:537-544.
Gilroy ÈAM, Muir DGC, McMaster ME, Darling C, Campbell LM, de Solla SR, Parrott JL, Brown SB, Sherry JP. 2012. Polychlorinated biphenyls and their hydroxylated metabolites in wild fish from Wheatley Harbour Area of Concern, Ontario, Canada. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31:2788-2797.
Gilroy ÈAM, McMaster ME, Parrott JL, Hewitt LM, Park BJ, Brown SB, Sherry JP. 2012. Assessment of the Health Status of Wild Fish from the Wheatley Harbour Area of Concern, Ontario, Canada. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31:2798-2811.
Gilroy ÈAM, Balakrishnan VK, Solomon KR, Sverko E, Sibley PK. 2012. Behaviour of Pharmaceuticals in Spiked Lake Sediments – Effects and Interactions with Benthic Invertebrates. Chemosphere 86:578-584.
- Ontario Tech University (2019-present)