Jessica Head

Assistant Professor,
McGill University

Department of Natural Resource Sciences
E-mail: jessica.head@mcgill.ca
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Relevant QCBS research themes

Examples of species studied

Perca flavescens
Danio rerio


Publications

23- Female hatchling American kestrels have a larger hippocampus than males: A link with sexual size dimorphism?
Guigueno, MF, Karouna-Renier, NK, Henry, PFP, Head, JA, Peters, LE, Palace, VP, Letcher, RJ, Fernie, KJ
2018 Behavioural Brain Research (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

22- Potency of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in chicken and Japanese quail embryos
Franci, CD, Aleksieva, A, Boulanger, E, Brandenburg, J, Johnston, T, Malinova, A, Head, JA
2018 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

21- Female reproductive impacts of dietary methylmercury in yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and zebrafish (Danio rerio)
DeBofsky, AR, Klingler, RH, Mora-Zamorano, FX, Walz, M, Shepherd, B, Larson, JK, Anderson, D, Yang, L, Goetz, F, Basu, N, Head, J, Tonellato, P, Armstrong, BM, Murphy, C, Carvan, MJ
2018 Chemosphere (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

20- Effects of in ovo exposure to benzo[k]fluoranthene (BkF) on CYP1A expression and promoter methylation in developing chicken embryos
Brandenburg, J, Head, JA
2018 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part - C: Toxicology and Pharmacology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

19- A cell-free testing platform to screen chemicals of potential neurotoxic concern across twenty vertebrate species
Arini, A, Mittal, K, Dornbos, P, Head, J, Rutkiewicz, J, Basu, N
2017 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

18- Neuroendocrine biochemical effects in methylmercury-exposed yellow perch
Arini, A, Head, JA, Murphy, CA, Carvan, MJ, Goetz, R, Klingler, RH, Nam, D-, Basu, N
2016 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part - C: Toxicology and Pharmacology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

17- Parental Whole Life Cycle Exposure to Dietary Methylmercury in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Affects the Behavior of Offspring
Mora-Zamorano, FX, Klingler, R, Murphy, CA, Basu, N, Head, J, Carvan, MJ
2016 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

15- Patterns of DNA methylation in animals: An ecotoxicological perspective
Head, JA
2014 Integrative and Comparative Biology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

13- Ecogenetics of mercury: From genetic polymorphisms and epigenetics to risk assessment and decision-making
Basu, N, Goodrich, JM, Head, J
2014 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

12- Effects of methylmercury on epigenetic markers in three model species: Mink, chicken and yellow perch
Basu, N, Head, J, Nam, D-, Pilsner, JR, Carvan, MJ, Chan, HM, Goetz, FW, Murphy, CA, Rouvinen-Watt, K, Scheuhammer, AM
2013 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - C Toxicology and Pharmacology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

11- Absence of fractionation of mercury isotopes during trophic transfer of methylmercury to freshwater fish in captivity
Kwon, SY, Blum, JD, Carvan, MJ, Basu, N, Head, JA, Madenjian, CP, David, SR
2012 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

10- Epigenetics for ecotoxicologists
Head, JA, Dolinoy, DC, Basu, N
2012 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

9- Retrospective analysis of mercury content in feathers of birds collected from the state of Michigan (1895-2007)
Head, JA, Debofsky, A, Hinshaw, J, Basu, N
2011 Ecotoxicology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

8- Characterization of the avian aryl hydrocarbon receptor 1 from blood using non-lethal sampling methods
Head, JA, Farmahin, R, Kehoe, AS, O'Brien, JM, Shutt, JL, Kennedy, SW
2010 Ecotoxicology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

7- Correlation between an in vitro and an in vivo measure of dioxin sensitivity in birds
Head, JA, Kennedy, SW
2010 Ecotoxicology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

6- Mammalian wildlife as complementary models in environmental neurotoxicology
Basu, N, Head, J
2010 Neurotoxicology and Teratology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

5- The mink is still a reliable sentinel species in environmental health
Basu, N, Head, J, Scheuhammer, AM, Bursian, SJ, Rouvinen-Watt, K, Chan, HM
2009 Environmental Research (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

4- Key amino acids in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor predict dioxin sensitivity in avian species
Head, JA, Hahn, ME, Kennedy, SW
2008 Environmental Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)

3- Differential expression, induction, and stability of CYP1A4 and CYP1A5 mRNA in chicken and herring gull embryo hepatocytes
Head, JA, Kennedy, SW
2007 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - C Toxicology and Pharmacology (Date Added: 2018-10-10)