Wickstrom, Mark

Associate Professor

Mark Wickstrom

Program Chair, Undergraduate Program
Toxicology Centre
University of Saskatchewan, 44 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
S7N 5B3

Phone: 306-966-7446

Email: mark.wickstrom@usask.ca

Academic Degrees

  • B.Sc. (Biola), M.Sc., D.V.M. (Washington), Ph.D. (Illinois)

Current Teaching

  • TOX 321.3 Risk Assessment and Regulatory Toxicology 
  • TOX 403.3 Biotoxins 
  • TOX 840.3 Wildlife Toxicology 
  • TOX 860.3 Applied Toxicology (wildlife toxicology section) 
  • VBMS 424.2 Veterinary Toxicology (poisonous plants section)

Current and Recent Research Projects

  • Effects of oil field emissions on immune function and reproduction in beef cattle and wild birds. 
  • Genotoxic effects of exposure to oil field emissions in ground squirrels. 
  • Impacts of diamond mine waste water on tundra ecosystem health. 
  • Toxicity and bioavailability of lead to earthworms and wildlife on shooting ranges. 
  • Effects of herbicide exposure in ovo on embryonic development, immune function and DNA integrity in birds. 
  • Amphibians as indicators of habitat quality in oil sands-impacted wetlands.


Bollinger, T.K., P. Mineau and M.L. Wickstrom. 2005. Toxicity of sodium chloride to house sparrows (Passer domesticus). J. Wildl. Dis. 41: 363-370.

Froese, J.M.W., J.E.G. Smits and M.L. Wickstrom. 2005. Evaluation of two methods for measuring nonspecific immunity in tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum). J. Wildl. Dis. 41: 209-217.

Booth, L.H., F. Palasz, C. Darling, R.P. Lanno and M.L. Wickstrom. 2003. The effect of lead-contaminated soil from Canadian prairie skeet ranges on the neutral red retention assay and fecundity in the earthworm Eisenia fetida. Environ. Tox. Chem. 22: 2446-2453.

Thomas, P., B. Tracy, T. Ping, M. Wickstrom, N. Sidhu and L. Hiebert. 2003. Relative biological effectiveness (RBE) of polonium-210 alpha particles versus X-rays on lethality in bovine endothelial cells. Int. J. Radiat. Biol. 79: 107-118.

Wickstrom, M. and B. Blakley. 2002. Equine toxicosis: investigative strategies and approaches for performance horses. Clin. Tech. Eq. Pract. 1: 53-57.

Rogers, V.V., M. Wickstrom, K. Liber and M.D. MacKinnon. 2002. Acute and subchronic mammalian toxicity of naphthenic acids from oil sands tailings. Toxicol. Sci. 66: 347-355.

Cook, C.J., C.T. Eason, M. Wickstrom and C.D. Devine. 2000. Development of antidotes for sodium monofluoroacetate (1080). Biomarkers 6: 72-78.