Natacha S Hogan

Science Director, CRI

Dr. Hogan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, cross-appointed between the Toxicology Centre and the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. She is originally from Prince Edward Island were she was a post-doctoral fellow with the CRI from 2007-2008 and an Assistant Professor in Biology at UPEI from 2009-2011 before moving to Saskatchewan in 2011. She is a toxicologist with expertise in the areas of environmental, biomedical and nutritional toxicology. Her research program investigates the mechanisms underlying toxicity of both natural and anthropogenic toxicants. The ultimate goal of this research is to establish acceptable risk thresholds for toxicants, which can be used by industry or regulatory bodies in efforts to improve environmental quality and animal health. Her research group conducts direct toxicity assessment in whole organisms as well as uses in vitro bioassays (or biosensors) to test environmental samples (water, sediment, soil) from impacted sites. Dr. Hogan has 10 years of experience in environmental health assessment and has a strong record in applied toxicology, having led or participated in several industry-partnership grants. She currently oversees a laboratory of several undergraduate students, graduate students and technical personnel. 

  • PhD (2006) Biology (Specialisation in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology)
  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • BSc (2000) Biology (Honours)
  • University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada

Work Experience

  • 2011-present Assistant, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2011-present Adjunct Professor, Biology, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
  • 2009-2011 Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
  • 2007-2009 NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Canadian Research Institute, University of Prince Edward Island

Selected Accomplishments and Honours

  • 2016  Science Director, Canadian Rivers Institute
  • 2016 Member, Omics Global Advisory Group, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
  • 2014  Top in Teaching, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
  • 2013 Invited participant, NSERC-Japan Science and Technology (JST) Water Workshop, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2012-present Member, Global Institute of Water Security, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2008-2016  Associate Member, Canadian Rivers Institute
  • 2007-2009  NSERC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 2007-present Mentorship to >30 trainees, including primary supervisor to 3 PhD students, 8 MSc students, and 16 undergraduate students