Prof. HE Yuhe (何宇鶴)

Ph.D. in Toxicology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Visiting address
YEUNG-B5433
Phone: +852 34424370

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Biography

Dr. Yuhe He obtained his Bachelor degree in Applied Biology and M.Phil. degree in Environmental Science at City University of Hong Kong. He moved to Canada and obtained his Ph.D. degree under supervision of Prof. John Giesy at University of Saskatchewan. His work focused on toxicological assessment on Oil Sands Process-affected Water (OSPW). After that, he worked with Prof. Greg Goss at University of Alberta on several aquatic contaminant assessment projects, including hydraulic fracturing flowback and produced water (HF-FPW), nanopesticide, brominated flame retardants, and other emerging contaminants.

Research Interests/Areas

Dr. He is interested in characterizing the occurrences, distributions, and transformations of emerging contaminants in the aquatic environments, and how aquatic organisms respond when exposed to these contaminants. In particular, his research combines a variety of chemical and toxicological tools to understand the exposure and toxic mechanism that leads to maladaptive responses in exposed aquatic organisms at the molecular, cellular and organism level. He has keen interests in studying the emerging contaminants in the estuarian and marine environments (e.g., flame retardants, liquid crystal monomers, fluorinated compounds, endocrine disrupting chemicals, etc.). The areas of his expertise in environmental chemistry and aquatic ecotoxicology include target and non-target chemical analysis, endocrine disrupting effects, oxidative stress, developmental toxicology, and reproductive behavior, particularly in analyzing complex environmental mixture and designing toxicity assessment experiment using in vitro cell lines, small model fish and aquatic invertebrates.