Saunders, David


David Saunders

Toxicology Centre
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


Current and Recent Research Projects

I am assessing multiple toxicological endpoints of several characterized and novel brominated flame retardants using in vitro assays including genotoxicity, endocrinic disruption, and androgenic disruption.  I will also be quantifying brominated flame retardants in fish collected from Northern ecosystems, and looking for biosynthesized brominated compounds in algae and sponges from sites in the Red Sea,  the South China sea, and Bermuda.  My projects meld multiple techniques from analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and biology including mass spectrometry, and cell culture work.


Poster Presentations

David Saunders, Rishikesh Mankidy, Hong Ma, Garry Codling, John P. Giesy. A bioassay directed fractionation approach to discover novel bioactive organobromines from marine sponges and algae.  19th Annual Life and Health Sciences Research Day Symposium, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. March 9th, 2012.

David Saunders, Rishikesh Mankidy, Hong Ma, Garry Codling, John P. Giesy.  
Effects directed analysis to discover anticancer properties of organobromines from marine sponges and algae collected from the Red Sea.  Natural Anticancer Drugs Conference, Olomouc, Czech Republic, June 30th – July 4th, 2012

Platform Presentations

Giesy, J. Hecker, Markus. Saunders, D. et al.   Hydroxylated/Methoxylated analogs of polybrominated diphenyl ethers: biotransformation products of PBDEs or natural products.  6th SETAC World Congress, SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting. May 20th  – 24th, 2012.