Steve Wiseman

Science Director

Dr. Wiseman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. He also is a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquatic and Mechanistic Toxicology. His research program is investigating the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of both adaptive and maladaptive responses in aquatic organisms, particularly fishes, exposed acutely or chronically to natural and anthropogenic chemical stressors. He is particularly interested in understanding whether exposures during early life-stages of fishes elicits molecular reprogramming resulting in life-long and even multi-generational effects on physiological functions, including changes in sensitivity of these system to re-exposure. Characterization of adverse effects of oil sands process affected water generated in the oil sands mining industry in northern Alberta has been a major focus of his research.

  • BSc (Biology) – Mount Alison University
  • MSc (Biology) – University of Waterloo
  • PhD (Biology) – University of Waterloo