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Research interests

My research interests are focused on issues of environmental toxicology that impact aquatic ecosystems on a global scale and working with stakeholders to resolve these issues.  I am particularly interested in warmwater environments and the environmental fate, bioavailability, and toxicology of pollutants.

I direct the Ecotoxicology and Pathophysiology of Aquatic Organisms Research Program which investigates organism responses and pathophysiology across levels of biological organization.  We are particularly interested in evaluating expression profiles of target gene transcripts that are involved in biological processes and evaluating how these profiles relate to activity of gene products and higher order responses at tissue (histopathology), organism (behavior, reproduction), and population levels. 

Manipulations include stressors such as toxicant exposure, particle exposure (engineered nanomaterials, microplastics), pathogen exposure, thermal stress, and alterations of water chemistry (e.g. acidification). Research organisms include mostly fresh and saltwater fishes but also various aquatic invertebrates.  We are especially interested in contaminant issues that impact the ecological services of aquatic environments in vulnerable ecosystems and working with stake holders to manage these issues.

External research funding >£7 million (>£3.5 million as lead PI).  My current research projects include: PATROLS (EC2020); EUROPAH (EC H2020, €455K); NC3Rs (£340K); RealRiskNano (UK NERC £1.1 million);  

Completed projects include: RCUK-Newton (Chile) (£385K); US NSF CBET ($300K); US NIH ($372K); CNPq (Brazil, $200K); FutureNanoNeeds (EU FP7 £300K). MARMICROTOX (EU FP7 £285K); US NSF ($150K); MARINA (EU FP7 £390K); UK NERC (£486K); U.S. EPA ($200K; U.S. NOAA ($440K); U.S. EPA ($400); USDA ($75K)

(For complete details of research projects and outputs visit research program website: www.epaquatic.org).

External positions

Professor, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

15 Jun 2004 → …

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Research Output

Exposure to Pb-halide perovskite nanoparticles can deliver bioavailable Pb but does not alter endogenous gut microbiota in zebrafish

Patsiou, D., del Rio-cubilledo, C., Catarino, A. I., Summers, S., Fahmi, A. M., Boyle, D., Fernandes, T. F. & Henry, T. B., 25 Jan 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 136941.

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  • Transcriptome analysis in Parhyale hawaiensis reveal sex-specific responses to AgNP and AgCl exposure

    Artal, M. C., Pereira, K. D., Luchessi, A. D., Okura, V. K., Henry, T. B., Marques-Souza, H. & de Aragão Umbuzeiro, G., 21 Jan 2020, In : Environmental Pollution. 260, 113963.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Conservation and restoration of a keystone species: Understanding the settlement preferences of the European oyster (Ostrea edulis)

    Rodriguez Perez, A., James, M., Donnan, D. W., Henry, T. B., Møller, L. & Sanderson, W., Jan 2019, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 138, p. 312-321 10 p.

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    Higher silver bioavailability after nanoparticle dietary exposure in marine amphipods

    Vannuci-Silva, M., Cadore, S., Henry, T. B. & Umbuzeiro, G. D. A., Apr 2019, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 38, 4, p. 806-810 5 p.

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    Meeting with Lord Randall

    David Bucknall (Recipient), Theodore B. Henry (Recipient), Gillian Hogg (Recipient)
    18 Oct 2018

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