Staff

Gayathri Jaikumar

Gayathri Jaikumar

PhD student

Department Environmental Toxicology

About Me

I am a PhD student passionate about contributing to the endeavor of our lab, to develop a cell-line based alternative to animal testing for environmental risk assessments. The focus of my PhD research is, "Enhancing the robustness of in vitro cell-based toxicological assessments for organic pesticides."

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Projects

Quantification of chemical toxicity continues to be based mainly on measurements of external exposure. Yet, in order to understand, interpret and extrapolate toxic effects, using internal concentrations of chemicals is more suitable...
Fish are the most frequently used vertebrates in regulatory ecotoxicology. Numerous OECD guidelines depend on the use of fish, including OECD 203 (acute fish test), OECD 210 (early life stage toxicity test) and OECD 305 (bioconcentration test)...
The project, funded by 3R Research Foundation Switzerland (3R-Project 145-15) aims to develop an animal-free alternative to replace experiments with fish for quantifying the impact of chemicals on fish growth at early life stages...

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Curriculum Vitae

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Address

E-Mail: gayathri.jaikumar@eawag.ch
Phone: +41 58 765 5578
Fax: +41 58 765 5802
Address: Eawag
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Office: BU E09

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Research Group

Environmental Toxicology

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