Name: Dr. Zofia E. Gagnon
Title: Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Office Location: Donnelly 104H
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2488
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Degrees Held:

B.S., University of Nicolaus Copernicus, Poland

M.S., University of Nicolaus Copernicus, Poland

Ph.D., Wroclaw University of B. Bieruta, Poland

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Queen Mary College University of London, England


Undergraduate Research Marks the Path Forward for Paige Jacob '18

Newkirk CE, ZE Gagnon Sizemore-Pavel IE.Comparative study of hematological responses to platinum group metals, antimony and silver nanoparticles in animal models. J Envir Sci Health. A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 2014 49(3) 269-80.

Wren M., and Zofia E. Gagnon.A Hstopathological study of Hudson River crayfish, Orconectes virilis, exposed to platinum group metals. J Envir Sci Health. A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2014 49 (2):: 135-45.

Adam C. Stahler a, Jennifer L. Monahan a, Jessica M. Dagher a, Joshua D. Baker a, Marjorie M. Markopoulos a, Diane B. Iragena a, Britney M. NeJame b, Robert Slaughter c, Daniel Felker c, Larry W. Burggraf c, Leon A.C. Isaac d, David Grossie a, Zofia E. Gagnon b,⁎, Ioana E. Pavel Sizemore a,⁎ Evaluating the abnormal ossification in tibiotarsi of developing chick embryos exposed to 1.0 ppm doses of platinum group metals by spectroscopic techniques. Bone 53 (2013) 421–429.

Zofia E. Gagnon, Leon A.C. Isaac, and Catherine Newkirk. "Neural damage in chick embryo brains exposed to platinum group metals" Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine vol. 10 Eds. Ph. Collery, I. Maymarad, Th. Theophanides, L. Khassanova, T. Collery. John Libbey Eurotext, Paris � 2008 pp. 82-87.

Zofia E. Gagnon, Catherine Newkirk and Ioana Pavel. "Silver nanoparticle exposure: a hematological analysis of the immunological response in an avian model" Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine and Aqueous Chemistry and Biochemistry of Silicon: vol. 11. Eds. L. Pele, J.J. Powell, S. Kinrade, R. Jugdaohsingh, Ph. Collery, I. Maymard, A. Badawi. John Libbey Eurotext, Paris � 2011 pp. 172-177.

Allen Clayton and Zofia Gagnon. “Impact of Silver Nanoparticle Exposure on Crayfish (Orconectes virilis) Growth, Chemistry, and Physiology in Controlled Laboratory Experiment and Hudson River Ecosystem.” The 2010 Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program, Hudson River Foundation. S.H. Fernald, D.J. Yozzo and H. Andreyko (eds.). Published March 2012. VII: 1-35.

Research Interests:

Environmental toxicology; Toxicity and bioaccumulation of heavy metals, in particular platinum metal groups, during embryonic development; The effect of heavy metals on bone microarchitecture; Nanoparticle toxicity in biological systems;