Environmental Metallomics Laboratory

Research in our group focuses first on understanding how trace metals cause deleterious effects by interacting with important physiological biomolecules at the subcellular level in different tissues of aquatic organisms, and then on evaluating the biochemical and physiological consequences of these interactions from individuals to the ecosystem level.

Our main approaches include laboratory and field experiments, subcellular metal partitioning approaches and hyphenated techniques related to environmental metallomics. The in-depth knowledge of metal toxicity we generate will help to develop environmental tools to be used for the assessment of the impact of trace metals on aquatic ecosystems.

Maikel Rosabal

Associate Professor, Environmental Toxicology
Biology Department
University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM)

  • B.Sc., 2002, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Ph.D., 2015, INRS-ETE, Québec, Canada
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2016,Université de Montréal, Canada


Congratulations to Jérémy Dupont and Virginie Ricard-Henderson for your NSERC-MSc Scholarship.

Welcome Mariane Fortin-Archambault, Camille St-Arneault Sergerie and Mélanie Primeau to our laboratory for as summer students-2021. Congratulations for your USRA-NSERC awards!

Congratulations to Marie Lefranc for being one of the winners of Best Posters (as MSc Student) in the GRIL Annual Symposium 2020!

Welcome Virginie Ricard-Henderson and Veronique Corriveau to our laboratory as summer students-2020. Congratulations for your USRA-NSERC awards!

Congratulations to Julien Labrie who was one of the finalists in the photo contest organized by the GRIL. His photo (La Forêt elfique) won the coup de cœur.

Welcome Jérémy Dupont, Carolane Penny, Myriam Fontaine and Hugo Ouellet to our laboratory as summer students-2019. Congratulations for your USRA-NSERC awards!

Congratulations to Daphnée Gariépy for the best poster award in the TOXEN meeting-2019!

Congratulations to Aymeric Rolland and Kimberly Desjardins for their best poster awards as MSc students in the GRIL Annual Symposium 2019!


We are looking for a PhD student to work on metal-contaminated fish species collected from freshwater and marine environments.
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