Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory Facilities


The Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory (ATL) and its associated facilities are designed and equipped for carrying out modern toxicological research from the genetic and molecular level through field and mesocosm assessments.  The ATL is located on the first floor of  UNT's Environmental Education, Science, and Technology (EESAT) building.  The EESAT building houses offices and research space for members of the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS).  IAS members include representatives from the departments of biological sciences, computer science, and geography.
The ATL is a 2500 sq. ft. wetlab and contains cultures of various aquatic species including fish, zooplankton, and algae.  The lab is equipped for conducting toxicological studies of environmental contaminants, both emerging and historical, as well as studies investigating the effects of other environmental stressors e.g. biotoxins, ultraviolet radiation, etc.  Space is utilized for projects conducted by UNT faculty and students as well as their collaborators from across the country.     
Researchers in the aquatic toxicology laboratory have access to the UNT Water Research Field Station, the Experimental Stream Facility, and a wetland experimental station.
Lead Researchers
The EESAT building also contains laboratories for molecular biology (thermocyclers, plate readers), analytical chemistry (liquid and gas chromatographs, atomic absorbance), and histopathology (microscopes, microtome, tissue processing).