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Francis Law

Job Title: Professor
Employer: Environmental Toxicology Program, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Place of Birth: Hong Kong
Further Education: University of Alberta (B.Sc., M.Sc.), University of Michigan (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia

Brief synopsis of current research:
Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of aquaculture drugs and environmental pollutants in aquatic species. Development of physiologically based toxicokinetic models to predict the biologic fates of environmental pollutants in aquatic species. Development of fish consumption advisories for humans. Ecological risk assessment of environmental pollutants in Canadain waters.

Recent Publications:

Law, F.C.P. 1999. A physiologically based pharmacokinetic model for predicting the withdrawal period of oxytetracycline in cultured chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). In: Metabolism of Xenobiotics in Fish. Eds.Smith, D.J. Gingerich, W.H. and M. Beconi-Barker. p.105-121. Plenum Publishing Corp. New York, N.Y.

Namdari, R.S. and F.C.P. Law. 1996. Toxicokinetics of pyrene in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) following different modes of exposure. Aquatic Toxicology 35:221-235.

Law, F.C.P. and Meng, J. 1996. Binding of 14C-furazolidone metabolites to the muscular and hepatic proteins of trout. Food Additives and Contaminants 13(2): 199-209.

Namdari, R.S., Abedini, S. and F.C.P. Law. 1996. Tissue distribution of oxytetracycline in chinook and coho salmon following medicated feed treatment. Aquaculture 144: 27-38.

Law, F.C.P. and Gudiatis, J. 1994. A preliminary assessment of human health risks due to consumption of fish contaminated by chlorinated dioxins and furans in the Fraser and Thompson rivers. Chemosphere 28(6): 1079-1086.