WORK EXPERIENCE 

  • 2022-Present

Bureau Veritas Group (Quebec, QB, Canada)

*Position

Scientific Specialist (Signer)

*Research area

Toxicology (Regulatory Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, and Ecotoxicology).

*Main activities and responsibilities

As a scientist, my main objective is to develop new scientific approaches and methods that will lead to more precise, robust, and automated toxicology tests.

-Sign toxicology study reports (Signatory in Ecotoxicology accredited by the Centre d'expertise en analyse environnementale du Québec: CEAEQ and Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques).
-Troubleshoot toxicity assay problems in the laboratory and Improve bioassays and laboratory procedures.
-Perform analysis and write-up reports for clients.
-Participate in quality control.
-Train analysts on how to perform toxicity tests. 
-Assist laboratory managers and analysts.
-Experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.
-Designing and managing toxicology studies conducted to regulatory guidelines (OECD, EPA, EC, MELCC, and SEMARNAT).

-Preparation of training material for analysts.

-Diagnosis of the cause of toxicity of pulp and paper industry effluents.

-Colony maintenance of Daphnia magna, Ceriodaphnia dubia, Oncorhynchus mykiss and Pimephales promelas.

-Acute lethal toxicity testing of Daphnia magna, Ceriodaphnia dubia, Oncorhynchus mykiss and Pimephales promelas.

-Chronic toxicity tests on the growth and survival of fathead minnow larvae (Pimephales promelas).

-Support/Consultancy for the implementation of provincial (Quebec) and federal environmental standards.

  • 2021-Present

Kolabtree (Quebec, QB, Canada)

*Position

Scientific Consultant

*Research area

Toxicology (Toxicogenomics, Environmental Epidemiology, Regulatory Toxicology, and Sustainability).
Science Policy, Science Diplomacy, and Science Communications

*Main activities and responsibilities

-Regulatory toxicology (development, model assembly, evaluation, and communication of information on health hazards and risks associated with exposure to agents that have the potential to harm human health and ecosystems).
-Development of research plans and data analysis according to the Regulatory Frameworks (EU chemicals regulatory processes, Canada, USA, Mexico, and OECD).
-Evaluate feasibility and scope of scientific projects.
-Classification according to DSD, CLP, and GHS UN regulations
-REACH dossier, and Regulatory analysis of SDS standards and classification systems.
-Development of risk management programs and projects.
-Using GPS and NASA database for Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.
-Integration of sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in projects.
-Non-Animal Alternative Methods | Modeling and Prediction (in silico: Quantitative structure-activity relationship-QSAR, APO, and read-across) in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment of chemicals.
-Studies and predictions of mutagenicity, genotoxicity, and carcinogenicity of chemicals.
-Endocrine disruption studies (EDCs).
-Development of non-clinical toxicology and safety strategies to support human and ecological risk assessment.
-Select CROs to conduct safety and/or toxicology studies.
-Review the protocols and reports of CROs and monitor their conduct of studies.
-Consulting for green lab and sustainable lab certification programs.

  • 2021

Tecnológico Nacional de México / National Technological Institute of Mexico (Tijuana, BC, Mexico)

*Position

Adjunct Professor 

*Research area

Toxicology

*Main activities and responsibilities

-Teaching: General Toxicology.

-Organize talks and design infographics for social media.

-Design syllabus (General Toxicology) and organized class presentations.

-Conduct quizzes and marked all material and provide feedback via emails or virtual meetings.

-Answered questions politely and professionally to ensure effective learning.

     

  •  2020- 2022

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Oshawa, ON, Canada)

*Position

Postdoctoral researcher fellow

 *Research

OMICS, molecular epidemiology, human biomarkers, SARS-CoV-2, and Toxicology

*Fieldwork and/or Epidemiology Studies

Oshawa Creek (Monitoring of Rainbow Trout)

 *Main activities and responsibilities

-Research.

-Participation in Grant writing for the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) 2021 Innovative Approaches to Research in the Pandemic Context: Competition Overview.

-Working in the surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater.

-Collaborative work with The Public Health in Durham Region (Ontario, Canada).

-Collaborative work with The Regional Municipality of Durham: Regional Environmental Laboratory (Ontario, Canada).

-Molecular Epidemiology: Searching Human Biomarkers in Wastewater Samples (cancer biomarkers).

-Aquatic Toxicology.

-Statistical analysis and interpretation of results.

-Writing protocols, guidelines, and scientific articles.

-Presentation of research work in meetings and conferences.

-Providing maintenance assistance for colonies of Japanese Medaka (Oryza latipes), Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and Brine shrimp (Artemia salina).

*Training students in research

  • Ph.D. (1)    

The University of Toronto, Thesis Title: Sublethal effects of organophosphate pesticides in bats from cells to behavior.

  • Master (3) 

 The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Thesis Title: Determining the Differences in Effect of Chromate, Chromite and Chromium Picolinate in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations.
The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Thesis Title: Refining Adverse Outcome Pathways using Japanese Medaka Embryos (Oryzias latipes) exposed to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Thesis Title: How environmentally relevant concentrations of waterborne nickel alter sex-specific responses in the blood plasma and skin mucus proteome of the Rainbow Trout fish (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

  • Undergraduate (1)    

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Thesis Title: Searching for human biomarkers in wastewater-based epidemiology.

  • 2019-2020

U+ Education (Toronto, ON, Canada)
*Position
Language Teacher
*Main activities and responsibilities
Leader of the Spanish Group
-Leadership
-Teamwork
-Organization
-Teaching
-Design of protocols and presentations
-Book Revision (revision of six Spanish books: Pre-Level 1A,1B, Level 1A, 1B, Level 2A and Level 2B Workbook)
-Occasionally English teacher

 

  • 2016-2018

Royal Military College (RMC) / Collège Militaire Royal du Canada (CMR) (Kingston, ON, Canada)

*Position

Graduate Research Assistant

 *Research

Environmental Toxicology and Endocrinology Laboratory

 *Main activities and responsibilities

-Research.

-Providing maintenance assistance for colonies of Japanese Medaka (Oryza latipes) and bred and maintained colonies of Western clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis) and Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas).

-Writing scientific articles and reports.

-Designing and managing toxicology studies conducted to regulatory guidelines.

 

  • 2015-2015

Xochicalco’s University (Tijuana, BC, Mexico)

 *Position

Adjunct Professor

 *Research

Toxicology and Epidemiology studies (Project supervisor)

 *Main activities and responsibilities

Master of Public Health (MPH) 

-Teaching: General Toxicology.

-Design syllabus (General Toxicology) and organized class presentations.

-Conduct quizzes and marked all material and provide feedback.

-Answered questions politely and professionally to ensure effective learning.

*Training students in research

  • Master (2)

Xochicalco’s University, Project Title: Intoxicated patients' frequency in the emergency room of a hospital in Tijuana, B.C.

 

  • 2012-2016

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California / Autonomous University of Baja California (Tijuana, BC, Mexico)

*Position

Assistant Professor

 *Research

-September 2015 – July 2016

Senior Research Associate, Chemical Science and Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)                                                                              Toxicology Laboratory, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

 Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

Project: Daily Consumption of Chocolate Rich in Flavonoids Decreases Cellular Genotoxicity and Improves Biochemical Parameters of Lipid and Glucose Metabolism

 -October 2015 – December 2015

Visiting Researcher, American Consulate gardens (Co-Principal Investigator)                                                                                        American Consulate at Tijuana, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

Project: American consulate gardens to preserve bees and natural pollinators

 -August 2014 – December 2015

Visiting Researcher, Water and Environment Department (Co-Principal Investigator)                                                                                  Chemical Analysis of Wastewater Laboratory, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

Center of Research and Technological Development in Electrochemistry (CIDETEQ)

Project: Chemical and Biological studies in wastewater (Tijuana, Mexico).

 -January 2015 – July 2015

Senior Research Associate, Chemical Science and Engineering (Co-Principal Investigator)                                                                              Toxicology Laboratory, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

Project: Analysis of Pb and Cu in coastal Macrocystis pynifera at Playas de Tijuana

 -Summer 2014

Intense Course, Institute of Sciences of the Sea and Limnology                                                                             

Marine Biotoxin Laboratory, Mazatlan, SN, Mexico

National University Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM)

Training: Intense course of Biotoxins in marine environments

 -January 2013 - March 2013

Visiting Researcher, Marine Biotechnology Department                                                                              

Functional Nutrition Laboratory, Ensenada, BC, Mexico

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE)

Project: Nutritional evaluation and radioactivity measurement of commercial macroalgae.

 -August 2013 – December 2013

Senior Research Associate, Health Sciences Department (Co-Principal Investigator)  

Health and Microbiology Laboratory, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

Project: Clinical studies in indigenous communities.

*Fieldwork and/or Epidemiology Studies

-Spring 2016

Epidemiological Studies in a Rural Community: Los Pinos (Sub-Leader of the group)                                                                                          

Epidemiology Studies and Medical care, San Quintin, BC, Mexico

Project: Epidemiological Studies in Indigenous Communities

A multidisciplinary team in health services document and carry out clinical and chemical analyses among other rural community studies. Also, dispense medications to low-income patients and guide them on the correct use of their drugs.

-Summer 2015

Cloud Forest: Techniques of fieldwork                                                                                                                                          

Conserva Zoo, Puebla, Plb, Mexico

Training: Management of Wildlife Techniques in a Cloud Forest

Monitoring, capture, and identification of vertebrates (birds, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals), use of traps for small mammals (Sherman and Tomahawk trap), use of mist nets for birds and bats, photo trap, chemical containment for mammals, and use of antivenoms in fieldwork.

 -Spring 2015

Epidemiological Studies in a Rural Community: Los Pinos (Sub-Leader of the group)                                                                                          Epidemiology Studies and Medical care, San Quintin, BC, Mexico

Project: Epidemiological Studies in Indigenous Communities

 -Fall 2014

Epidemiological Studies in a Rural Community: Los Pinos (Sub-Leader of the group)          

Epidemiology Studies and Medical care, San Quintin, BC, Mexico

Project: Epidemiological Studies in Indigenous Communities

 -Summer 2013

Rain Forest: Techniques of fieldwork and Ethnobiology                                                                         

Yaxal-Na (Natural resources and social development consulting), Lacandona Jungle, Chp, Mexico, and Guatemala

Training: Tropical ecological sampling techniques in the field (Rain Forest) and Introduction to Ethnobiology

Different fieldwork techniques used in wild fauna and flora, including their statistical analysis, experimental design, and management of biological data.

-Spring 2013

Epidemiological studies in an Indigenous Reservation: San Jose de la Zorra (Kumeyaay indigenous community)

Epidemiology Studies and Medical care to indigenous communities, San Jose de la Zorra, Ensenada, BC, Mexico

Project: Epidemiological Studies in Indigenous Communities. Bring health services to the community: a collection of ectoparasites, natural products studies, and water quality.

 -Fall 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Epidemiological studies in an Indigenous Reservation: San Jose de la Zorra (Kumeyaay indigenous community)

Epidemiology Studies and Medical care to indigenous communities, San Jose de la Zorra, Ensenada, BC, Mexico

Project: Epidemiological Studies in Indigenous Communities. Bring health services to the community: a collection of ectoparasites, stool test, and water quality.

*Main activities and responsibilities

Teaching: Occupational Toxicology, Toxicology, Environmental Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Bioremediation.

-Organize talks.

-Design syllabus (General Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, and Occupational Toxicology).

-Organized class presentations.

-Conduct quizzes and marked all material and provide feedback.

-Answered questions in a polite and professional manner to ensure effective learning.

Research: Leader of Toxicology and Epidemiology studies (Rural and Indigenous areas)

-Providing maintenance assistance for colonies of Guppies (Poecilia reticulata), Brine shrimp (Artemia salina), and Daphnia magna.

-Writing scientific articles and reports.

Science outreach: participation and organization of international workshops, meetings, and events (universities, schools, and museums).

Reports: Environmental Impact Assessment and Health Impacts Assessment (Drafts available upon request).

-Desalination Plant Construction in Playas de Rosarito, BC, Mexico

-The quality of the water in an artificial lake at a regional park in Tijuana, BC, Mexico.

-Whole effluent toxicity (WET) tests on wastewater treatment plants with Daphnia magna and Artemia salina (Tijuana, BC, Mexico).

*Training students in research

  • Ph.D. (1)

National Technological Institute of Mexico, Thesis title: Genetic Optimization of Fuzzy Systems for the Classification of Treated Water Quality.

  • Undergraduate (11)

The Autonomous University of Baja California, Thesis title: Daily Consumption of Chocolate Rich in Flavonoids Decreases Cellular Genotoxicity and Improves Biochemical Parameters of Lipid and Glucose Metabolism.
The Autonomous University of Baja California, Project title: Analysis of Pb and Cu in coastal Macrocystis pynifera at Playas de Tijuana.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  •  2021- currently 

Homeward Bound Fellow

*Name of organization

Homeward Bound Projects (Melbourne, VIC, Australia)

*Research area

Leadership Women in Science and Climate Change

https://homewardboundprojects.com.au/hb6/hb6-2021-participants/

*Fieldwork and/or Epidemiology Studies

Expedition to Antarctica (2022)

*Main activities and responsibilities

The goal is to increase the representation of women in leadership roles in science fields. To that end, it plans to organize expeditions to Antarctica for a decade and establish a network of a thousand women capable of taking these roles and shaping policy. The program has participants go through twelve months of leadership training based around the topic of climate change. It is concluded with an expedition to Antarctica, where participants observe the effects of climate change on Antarctica.

       • 2021- 2022 

Sustainability Consultant

*Name of organization

TRUE Advisor Certificate

*Research area

Sustainability

*Main activities and responsibilities

TRUE-trained zero waste professional. Help companies and businesses become more socially and environmentally responsible in how they operate.

         

  • 2016-2020

PhD., Water Sciences

*Name of organization

Institut National de la Researche Scientifique (INRS) (Quebec City, QB., Canada)

Queen's University (Kingston, ON, Canada)

*Research

Toxicology, Ecotoxicogenomics, and Endocrinology

Travail dirigé #2: Microbiome and Bioinformatics

Diversity and Microbial Function Laboratory, Quebec City, QB, Canada

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

Project:  Gut microbiome of amphibians exposed to the bioinsecticide Bacillus thuringiensis.

Travail dirigé #1: Enzymes and Microbiology

Emerging Contaminant Laboratory, Quebec City, QB, Canada

Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)

Project: Petroleum removal using the eggshell as a support for the immobilization of the enzymes produced by Alcanivorax borkumensis.

*Fieldwork and/or Epidemiology Studies

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Experimental Lakes of Canada                                                    

Ecotoxicology Research Laboratory, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Project: Physiological responses of fathead minnow embryos exposed to dilbit (petroleum) in a Boreal Forest at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area.

*Main activities and responsibilities

-Research

-Fieldwork at International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Experimental Lakes Area https://www.iisd.org/ela/

-Collaborative work with the Natural Resources Canada at the CanmetENERGY in Devon, AB

-Collaborative work with the Centre d'expertise en analyse environnementale du Québec

-Statistical analysis and interpretation of results

-Writing reports and scientific articles.

-Chemical and biological analysis (molecular and physiological)

-Presentation of research work in congresses and seminars.

-Providing maintenance assistance for colonies of Japanese Medaka (Oryza latipes) and bred and maintained colonies of Western clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis) and Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas).

*Training students in research

Undergraduate (1)

*Thesis:

Embryotoxicity of petroleum products under different environmental conditions in fish and amphibians / Embryotoxicité des produits pétroliers dans différentes conditions environnementales chez les poissons et les amphibiens

  • 2010-2012

MSc., Life Sciences

*Name of organization

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) (Ensenada, B.C., Mexico)

 *Research area

Toxicology

 *Main activities and responsibilities

-Research

-Fieldwork

-Statistical analysis and interpretation of results

-Writing reports and scientific articles.

-Chemical and biological analysis

-Presentation of research work in congresses and seminars

-Maintained colonies of Pacific Rock Crab (Cancer antennarius) and Whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei).

 *Thesis:

Physiological, metabolic, and hematological responses of the rocky red crab Cancer antennarius (Simpson) exposed to copper / Respuestas fisiológicas, metabólicas y hematológicas del cangrejo Cancer anntenarius expuesto a cobre.

 

  • 2005-2010

B.Sc., of Science in Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (BPCH)

 *Name of organization

Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) (Tijuana, BC., Mexico)

 *Research area

Pharmacology/Toxicology

Summer Researcher: Genetic Engineer

Plant Tissue Culture and Genetic Manipulation of Plants Laboratory, Irapuato, Gto, Mexico

Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (CINVESTAV)

Project: Silencing and overexpression of specific genes of the chili plant Capsicum

Internship #2: Pharmacovigilance Department                                                                   

Regional General Hospital # 1, Tijuana, BC, Mexico

Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS)

Project: Clinical analysis and Pharmacovigilance of patients

Internship #1: Graduate and Research Center in Chemistry                                       

Laboratory of Applied Chemistry, Tijuana BC, Mexico

National Technological Institute of Mexico (TNM)

Project: Production of pesticides: organic synthesis and chemical analysis

 *Main activities and responsibilities

-Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology

-Hospital Pharmacy

-Occupational Health and Chemistry

-Biopharmaceuticals: pharmacokinetics and dose adjustment

-Toxicovigilance and Pharmacovigilance

-Statistical analysis and interpretation of results

-Clinical Laboratory and microbiology

-Chemical and biological analysis

-Animal care (rabbits, mice, and rats).

-Managing toxicology studies conducted to regulatory guidelines.

*Thesis

Honors degree (CENEVAL exam)

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Manuscripts in preparation

Lara-Jacobo L R., Islam Golam, Gedge Ashley, Desaulniers Jean-Paul, Kirkwood Andrea, and Simmons Denina. Cancer Biomarkers in the Wastewater Based-Epidemiology (WBE). In preparation and targeted journal: ES&T | Water (Manuscript available upon request).

Jain Shreya, Lara-Jacobo Linda & Simmons Denina B.D. Refining Adverse Outcome Pathways using Japanese Medaka Embryos (Oryzias latipes) Exposed to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin. In preparation

Sandoval-Herrera, N. I., Castillo, J. P., Herrera M., L. G. Lara-Jacobo Linda R, Simmons Denina and Welch Jr., K. C. Sublethal effects of organophosphate pesticides in bats from cells to behavior. In preparation

Lara-Jacobo L.R., Morales-Salgado V., Villareal A., Gomez-Flores P., Jimenez-Alvarez D., Jimenez-Cordova M. & Hernandez-Mondragon A. C. The Mexican Scientific Diaspora in North America: Building knowledge networks and capacity in science, policy, and technology in Mexico. In preparation and targeted journal: Frontiers’ Research Topics (Manuscript available upon request).

Lara-Jacobo L R. Microplásticos: amenaza emergente para la salud pública (Microplastics: emerging threat to public health). In preparation and targeted journal: Pan American Journal of Public Health (Manuscript available upon request).

Lara-Jacobo L R. Epidemiological surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater: relevance to the pandemic. In preparation and targeted journal: Pan American Journal of Public Health (Manuscript available upon request).

Alejandro Medela, José A. Ramíreza, Jesús Cárdenasa, Lara-Jacobo L R., Ignasi Sirésb, Yunny Measa. Disinfection improvement of car wash wastewater from electrocoagulation through electrooxidation and photocatalysis combination. In preparation (Manuscript available upon request).

Lara-Jacobo L R., Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Dettman, H. Dupont, F., Couture, P., Triffault-Bouchet, G & Langlois, VS. Temporal changes on biological and seasonal impacts of a diluited bitumen (CLB) emulsion generated in a wave tank. In preparation and targeted journal: Environmental Science and Technology (Manuscript available upon request).

Lara-Jacobo L R, Lauren Timlick, Jose Luis Rodriguez-Gil, Jules M. Blais, Mark L. Hanson, Bruce P. Hollebone, Diane M. Orihel, Vince P. Palace & Langlois VS. Physiological responses of fathead minnow embryos exposed to Cold Lake Blend diluted bitumen spilled at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area. In preparation (Manuscript available upon request).

  • Manuscripts under review

Lara-Jacobo L R., Islam Golam, Desaulniers Jean-Paul, Kirkwood Andrea, and Simmons Denina. First detection of SARS-COV-2 proteins in wastewater samples by Mass Spectrometric. Submitted to Journal Environmental Science and Technology (Manuscript available upon request).

  • Peer reviewed

Islam, G., Gedge, A., Lara-Jacobo, L., Kirkwood, A., Simmons, D., & Desaulniers, J. P. (2022). Pasteurization, storage conditions and viral concentration methods influence RT-qPCR detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater. Science of The Total Environment, 153228.

JM Gutierrez-Villagomez, G Patey, Tuan Ahn, Molly Lefebvre, Lara-Jacobo L R, Mohammedi S., & Langlois VS. Frogs Respond to Commercial Formulations of the Biopesticide Bti, especially their Intestine Microbiota. Environmental Science and Technology.

Lara‐Jacobo, L. R., Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Dupont, F., Couture, P., Triffault‐Bouchet, G., & Langlois, V. S. (2021). Fate and Fathead Minnow Embryotoxicity of Weathering Crude Oil in a Pilot‐Scale Spill Tank. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 40(1), 127-138.

Lara-Jacobo, L. R., Willard, B., Wallace, S. J., & Langlois, V. S. (2019). Cytochrome P450 1A transcript is a suitable biomarker of both exposure and response to diluted bitumen in developing frog embryos. Environmental Pollution, 246, 501-508.

Leyva-Soto, A., Chavez-Santoscoy, R., Lara-Jacobo, L R., Chavez-Santoscoy, A., & Gonzalez-Cobian, L. (2018). Daily Consumption of Chocolate Rich in Flavonoids Decreases Cellular Genotoxicity and Improves Biochemical Parameters of Lipid and Glucose Metabolism. Molecules, 23(9).

Lara-Jacobo, L R., Fernando díaz, Ana Denisse re. Sergio Padilla, Clara E. galindo-sanchez, Ana Lorena sanchez-lizarraga, Luis Antonio nuñez-moreno, y Dalia moreno-sierra. (2016). Physiological, metabolic, and hematological responses of the rocky red crab Cancer antennarius (Simpson) exposed to different concentrations of copper sulfate. Revista de biología marina y oceanografía, 51(2), 327-336.

  • Published abstracts

Leyva-Soto, A., Chavez-Santoscoy, R. A., Lara-Jacobo, L. R., Re-Araujo, D., & Leal-Orozco, A. E. (2016). Daily consumption of a dark chocolate containing flavanols prevents genotoxicity in buccal epithelial cells and improves biochemical parameters related to cardiovascular risk factors in young adults. The FASEB Journal, 30(1_supplement), 1176-19.

JM Gutierrez-Villagomez, G Patey, Tuan Ahn, Molly Lefebvre, Lara-Jacobo L R, Mohammedi S., & Langlois VS.  Lethal and Sub-Lethal Effects of the Biopesticide Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis (Bti) in American Toad and Wood Frog.  SETAC North America 41st Annual Meeting.

  • Other publications

Lara-Jacobo, Linda R & Alejandro Ives Estivill Castro. The Scientific Relationship between Quebec and Mexico: an example of Science Diplomacy for the DiploCientifica blog: The Science Diplomacy Network for Latin America and the Caribbean.

French version: La relation scientifique entre le Québec et le Mexique : un exemple de diplomatie scientifique

Spanish version: La relación Científica entre Quebec y México: ejemplo de Diplomacia Científica

Lara-Jacobo Linda, Luisa F. Echeverría King, Kleinsy Bonilla, Claudia Natalie Widmaier Müller and Karina Aquino. Women researchers build effective networks: reflections on OWSD’s presence in Latin America to motivate girls and women in science.

Spanish version: Mujeres investigadoras construyen redes efectivas: Reflexiones sobre la presencia de OWSD en América Latina para motivar niñas y mujeres en la ciencia.

Lara-Jacobo Linda, Mikellena Nettos, Adrian Werner, Brent Elsey, and Émilie Campbell-Renaud. A Climate Reality Leaders’ Guide to Greening Your Holidays for The Climate Reality Project Canada.

French version : Guide des Ambassadeur·rice·s de la réalité climatique pour rendre votre temps des Fêtes plus vert.

Lara-Jacobo Linda R, Proposal: Guidelines for Wastewater Surveillance of COVID-19 in wastewater for the InnScid -Innovation and Science Diplomacy School (presentation upon request).

Lara-Jacobo, Linda R & Echeverria-King Luisa F, Reflections on Science Diplomacy trainings/ Reflexiones sobre entrenamientos de Diplomacia Científica for the DiploCientifica blog: The Science Diplomacy Network for Latin America and the Caribbean

Lara-Jacobo, Linda R. Introduction to ecotoxicogenomics, applications, uses and the importance of this new area (Introducción a la ecotoxicogenómica, aplicaciones, usos y la importancia de esta nueva área) for Programa de Divulgación Científica “Carl Sagan” del Instituto de Genética Barbara McClintock.

Lara-Jacobo, Linda R. The fundamental role of women in science for social development in Latin America (El rol fundamental de la mujer en la ciencia para el desarrollo social en Latinoamérica) for Programa de Mentoría para la Acción por los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible ODS (Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Action Mentorship Program) (Article upon request)

  • Thesis

Lara-Jacobo, Linda Ramona (2020). Embryotoxicité des produits pétroliers dans différentes conditions environnementales chez les poissons et les amphibiens. Thèse. Québec, Doctorat en sciences de l'eau, Université du Québec, Institut national de la recherche scientifique, 205 p.

Lara-Jacobo, Linda Ramona (2013).  Respuestas fisiológicas, metabólicas y hematológicas del cangrejo Cancer antennarius expuesto a diferentes concentraciones de sulfato de cobre pentahidratado. Tesis. Ensenada, BC. Maestría en Ciencias de la Vida.  Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, 65p.

   • Reviewer (English and Spanish)

(3) For the DiploCientifica blog: The Science Diplomacy Network for Latin America and the Caribbean.

(1) External reviewer for Research Topic: Engaging Scientific Diasporas for Development: Policy and Practices in Frontiers.

(1) Expert Reviewer for the Government and Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the Synthesis Report (SYR) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

(6) Book Revision of Spanish Workbooks U+ Education: Pre-Level 1A,1B, Level 1A, 1B, Level 2A, and Level 2B Workbook.

COURSES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATIONS

Selected courses, diplomas, and certifications

Full list of Courses, Diplomas, and Certifications (>100 courses, diplomas, and certifications)

(9) Science Diplomacy (Environmental, Cultural and Water) by Harvard, The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, International Water Resources Association (IWRA), Ecuador’s Embassy in India, European Union’s Horizon, United Nations Institute (UNITAR), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Innovation and Science Diplomacy School (InnSciD SP) - The world Academy of Sciences (twas).

(9) Climate Change (Human Health, Simulations, and Teaching) by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), En-ROADS, The Climate Reality Project, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Climate Change (UN CC), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and National Geographic.

(6) Agenda 2030: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) United Nations Institute (UNITAR), and The University of the Andes Colombia.

(9) Science Policy (Health policy, Environmental policy, Climate change policy, Evidence-Based Policymaking, and Gender-Based) by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Udemy certificate, Harvard, White House, European Commission, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and United Nations Women Training Centre, and University of California, Irvine (UC, Irvine).

(2) Bio-Circular-Green Economic (BCG) by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and AMEXAC (Mexican Association for the Advancement of Science) and The National Planning Department, the Global Institute for Green Growth, and the British Embassy.

(4)  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (Health Application, Air Pollution, and Water quality) by International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) and the Applied Remote Sensing Training Program in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

(3) Environmental Health by the International Institute for Environmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and International Society of Exposure Science (ISES).

(3) Science Communications (Health Science and Peer reviewer) by Nature Portfolio Journal and Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), ELSEVIER Researcher Academy, and World Health Organization (WHO).

(1) Wastewater (Emerging Pollutants) by Global Wastewater Initiative and UN environment programme.

(1) Environmental Epidemiology by Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO).

(7) National Geographic (Educator, Photography, Collecting Data: Plastic Pollution, Project Planning, and Scientific Expeditions) by National Geographic.

(11) Gender Equality (Empowerment & Leadership, Knowledge, Analysis & Action, and I Know Gender 1 to 8) by Convention on Biological Diversity, The Pan American Health Organization (OPS) and World Health Organization (WHO) and the World of Work and Gender Equality and Education at the United Nations Women Training Centre.

(6) Diploma on International Legal Framework (Pollution, Freshwater Resources, Protection of the Atmosphere, Biological Diversity, International Environmental Law and Governance, and Agriculture, Land Degradation &Soil Protection) by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

(4) Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) by University of California in San Diego (UCSD), Queen’s University, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), and The University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

(3) Animal Care by Queen’s University, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), and The University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

(3) Statistical analysis (Bioinformatics, Statistical Issues, and SPSS) by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the University of California in Riverside, and the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC).

(11) Toxicology and Poisoning (Pharmacy, Poison animals, Pesticides, and Intoxicated patient) by Toxicological Information Centre and Assistance Juarez Hospital of Mexico, Society of Toxicology, and National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

(9) Education/Teaching/Research (Funding, Teaching Strategies, Pedagogy, and Mentoring) by the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), and ELSEVIER Researcher Academy.

(3) Laboratory Equipment by the Center of Research and Technological Development in Electrochemistry (CIDETEQ), and Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

(1) Ethnobiology by the University of Science and Arts in Chiapas (UNICACH).

(6) Fieldwork (Rappel, Around Water, Tropical Ecology, Survival techniques, and Cloud Forest) by Ecotourism & Adventure Ensenada, México, the University of Science and Arts in Chiapas (UNICACH), and the International Institute for Sustainable Development from Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA).

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS 

Member of

  • 2021

-International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP) | Regular Member

-AMEXAC (Mexican Association for the Advancement of Science: integrating science and society) | Associate

-Society of Ethnobiology | Member:00000

-Toxicology Network of Latin America and the Caribbean / Red de Toxicología de América Latina y El Caribe (RETOXLAC) in Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO)

-The organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) program from UNESCO | Member:12034

-International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) | Member: 000296064256.

-International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) | Member: 000000000000.

-International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) | Member: 000000000000.

-Red de Diplomacia Científica en Latinoamérica y el Caribe / Science Diplomacy Network for Latin America and the Caribbean | Member and Scientific Advisor.

-International Water Resources Association (IWRA) | Bronze Membership

  • 2020

-The Global Academy: Working on Global Goals (Agenda 2030, SDGs) | Global academy researcher.

-American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | Member: 60185858

-National Science Policy Network (NSPN) | Member: 4092685

  • 2015

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) | Member: 33748561

 

INVITED TALKS 

English, French, and Spanish 

  • 2022

Title: Unconventional STEAM careers: thinking outside the box (virtual panelist). Let’s Talk Science/ Parlons sciences in Canada (Quebec City, QB, Canada) (Programmed March 31st, 2022).

Title: Forum-Femmes hispaniques au Québec 4ème édition (panelist). Financé par le gouvernement du Canada et Hispanic Heritage Quebec (Montreal, QB, Canada) (Programmed March 26th, 2022).

Title: University of Guelph: Reducing the gender gap in STEMM through women's networks (virtual). International Women’s Day “Gender Equity Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow” (Guelph, ON, Canada) (Programmed March 8th, 2022).

Title: Design and scientific experimentation in Toxicology (virtual). The Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL) School of Chemical Sciences (San Nicolas de los Garza, NL, Mexico).

Title: Aquatic Toxicology Tests for Water Quality (virtual). Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP) School of Chemical Sciences (Puebla, Pue, Mexico).

  • 2021

Title: CEIMEXCAN 2021: Heading to Antarctica (virtual). 16th National Conference of the Confederation of Mexican Graduate Students and Researchers in Canada (CEIMEXCAN) “The Road to Recovery” (Ontario, Canada).

Title: Geeky Latin@s: Learning about ecotoxicology (virtual).  Geeky Latin@s is a STEM Leadership Program for Young Latinas in the Americas with the Canadian Venezuelan Engagement Foundation (Ontario, Canada).

Title: Geeky Latin@s: Aprendiendo de la Ecotoxicología (virtual).  Geeky Latin@s is a STEM Leadership Program for Young Latinas in the Americas with the Canadian Venezuelan Engagement Foundation (Ontario, Canada).

Title: Mitote Ambiental (Spanish): The health effects of climate change (virtual).  Mexicanas Frente Al Cambio Climático/Mexican Women Facing Climate Change (Mexico City, Mexico).

Title: Ecotoxicogenomics (virtual).  Capsule Channel. (Tijuana, BC, Mexico).

Title: Towards Antarctica (virtual).  8th Anniversary of Ka'Yok' Planetarium of Cancun. (Cancun, QR, Mexico).

Title:  Ecotoxicogenomics (virtual). National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (CNyN) (Ensenada, BC, México).

Title: Women, Science and Leadership "Homeward Bound" Program (virtual). Women Leaders in STEAM (U.S.-Mexico Leaders Network) Mujeres Líderes en STEAM (Mexico City, Mexico).

Title: Heading to Antarctica: A little girl's dream (virtual). National Network of Nodes for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy (NODESS) Red Nacional de Nodos de Impulso a la Económica Social y Solidaria (Chontalpa, Tab, Mexico).

Title: Aquatic Toxicology Tests for Water Quality (virtual). Center of Research and Technologic Development in Electrochemistry (CIDETEQ) Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica (Sanfandila, Qro, Mexico).

Title: Écotoxicogénomique (virtual). Centre d'Études Biologiques de Chizé (CEBC) Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) (Chizé, France).

Title: Mutants: Ecotoxicogenomics (virtual). Center for Technical and Higher Education (CETYS) Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (Tijuana, BC, Mexico)

Title: Ecotoxicogenomics (virtual). Toktli Environmental Education (Tlaxcala, TX, Mexico).

Title: Mexican Scientist and the project Homeward Bound (virtual). Toktli Environmental Education (Tlaxcala, TX, Mexico).

Title: 2030 Agenda for Professional Development: Towards Antarctica (virtual). National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México (Merida, Yuc, Mexico).

Title: Science Communication: The toxic of… (virtual). Cientificas Mexicanas: Mexican Women Scientist (Mexico City, Mexico).

Title: Panel: Experiences of our Mexican women scientists studying and working abroad (virtual). Cientificas mexicanas: Mexican Women Scientist (Mexico City, Mexico).

  • 2020

Title: Toxicogenomics? (virtual) In Daemen College Dr. Sarah Whorley (Amherst, NY, USA)

Title: Introduction to ecotoxicogenomics, applications, uses, and the importance of this new area (virtual). At the Programa de divulgación Carl Sagan (Carl Sagan Outreach Program) at the Barbara McClintock Institute of Genetics (Lima, Peru).

  • 2019

Title: Latin Women in Science (Femmes hispaniques en sciences) at the Forum des Femmes Hispaniques au Québec (Montreal, QB, Canada).

Title: Évaluation de la toxicité de composés organiques dérivés du pétrole chez les espèces aquatiques at the Institut National de la recherche scientifique – INRS (Quebec city, QB, Canada).

  • 2018

Title: La coquille d'oeuf comme support pour l'immobilisation des enzymes produites par Alcanivorax borkumensis at the Institut National de la recherche scientifique – INRS (Quebec city, QB, Canada).

  • 2015

Title: Introduction to Ecotoxicology at the National Technology of Mexico (Tijuana, BC, Mexico)

Title: Marine Ecotoxicology at the Industrial Technology Center School and Services No. 116 - CBTIS 116 (Tijuana, BC, Mexico).

Title: Poisonous animals in the region of Baja California, Mexico at the Rural Technical Secondary School No. 78 (Playas de Rosarito, BC, Mexico).

  • 2014

Title: Poisoning by venomous animals at the Industrial Technology Center School and Services No. 116 - CBTIS 116 (Tijuana, B.C. Mexico).

Title of Workshop: Using evolutionary history to discover gene functions at the Science clubs in Mexico at the National Autonomous University of Mexico - UNAM, the Autonomous University of Baja California - UABC and Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California – CICESE (Ensenada, BC, Mexico).

  • 2013

Title: Physiological responses, metabolic and hematological crab Cancer antennarius exposed to different concentrations of Cu at the National Technological Institute of Mexico – ITT (Tijuana, B.C. Mexico).

  • 2012

Research Seminar: Protein/Gene Bud 1 in the hyphae of the filamentous fungi Neurospora crassa at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California – CICESE (Ensenada, BC, Mexico).

  • 2011

Research Seminar: Pharmacological effects of psychoactive substances in fungi Psylocybe genre at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California – CICESE (Ensenada, BC, Mexico).

Research Seminar: Metabolic engineering principles and methodologies at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California – CICESE (Ensenada, BC, Mexico).

 

CONTRIBUTIONS AT SCIENTIFIC CONGRESSES & CONFERENCES ATTENDED

International and National (* = presenter)

Selected conferences attended  (Full list of Conferences attended)

  • 2022

​-Jain Shreya*, Lara-Jacobo Linda & Simmons Denina B.D. Adverse Outcome Pathways using Japanese Medaka Embryos (Oryzias Latipes) Exposed to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin. Canadian Conference For Fisheries Research & Society for Canadian Limnologists (Aquatic systems stewardship: crisis, change, and cooperation); Vancouver, BC, Canada. Poster presentation.

  • 2021

-Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Islam Golam, Gedge Ashley, Desaulniers Jean-Paul, Kirkwood Andrea E & Simmons Denina BD. First detection of SARS-CoV-2 proteins in wastewater samples by mass spectrometry. The EU Sewage Sentinel System for SARS-CoV-2 (EU4S) From an idea to an institutional instrument; 6th Town Hall Meeting. Poster presentation (virtual).

-Golam Islam*, Ashley Gedge, Linda Lara-Jacobo, Denina Simmons, Jean-Paul Desaulniers, Andrea Kirkwood. Parameters Influencing the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. The EU Sewage Sentinel System for SARS-CoV-2 (EU4S) From an idea to an institutional instrument; 6th Town Hall Meeting. Poster presentation (virtual).

-Jain Shreya*, Lara-Jacobo Linda & Simmons Denina B.D. Adverse Outcome Pathways using Japanese Medaka Embryos (Oryzias Latipes) Exposed to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin. The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 42nd Annual Meeting. Oral presentation and Poster presentation (virtual).

-Jain Shreya*, Lara-Jacobo Linda & Simmons Denina B.D. Adverse Outcome Pathways using Japanese Medaka Embryos (Oryzias Latipes) Exposed to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin. The 47th annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop (CEW); Halifax, NS, Canada. Poster presentation.

-Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Islam Golam, Gedge Ashley, Desaulniers Jean-Paul, Kirkwood Andrea E & Simmons Denina BD. Evaluation of two detection methods of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater by RT-qPCR and Mass Spectrometry. The International Society of Exposure Science (ISES); Virtual. Oral presentation (virtual).

-Jain Shreya*, Lara-Jacobo Linda & Simmons Denina B.D. Adverse Outcome Pathways using Japanese Medaka Embryos (Oryzias Latipes) Exposed to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin. Laurentian Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC); Virtual. Oral presentation (virtual).

-Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Islam Golam, Gedge Ashley, Desaulniers Jean-Paul, Kirkwood Andrea E & Simmons Denina BD. First detection of SARS-CoV-2 proteins in wastewater samples by mass spectrometry. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Workshop: Standards to Support an Enduring Capability in Wastewater Surveillance for Public Health; Virtual. Poster presentation (virtual).

-Golam Islam*, Ashley Gedge, Lara-Jacobo Linda, Denina Simmons, Jean-Paul Desaulniers, Andrea Kirkwood. Parameters influencing the methods of detection for SARS-CoV-2 RNA wastewater surveillance using RT-PCR quantification. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Workshop: Standards to Support an Enduring Capability in Wastewater Surveillance for Public Health; Virtual. Poster presentation (virtual).

-Juan Gutierrez-Villagomez*, Geraldine Patey, Tuan To, Molly Lefebvre-Raine, Lara-Jacobo Linda, Jerome Comte, Bert Klein, Valerie Langlois.  Lethal and Sub-Lethal Effects of the Biopesticide Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis (Bti) in American Toad and Wood Frog. The 41st Annual Meeting North America Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC); Toronto, ON, Canada. Oral presentation (virtual).

  • 2019

-Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Diane M. Orihel, Mark L. Hanson, Bruce P. Hollebone, Vince P. Palace, Jose Luis Rodriguez- Gil, Valerie S. Langlois, Tyler A. Black, Jeffrey Cederwall, Daniel Denton, Charles W. Greer, Caleb Hasler, Daniel Layton-Matthews, Matthew Leybourne, Johanna J. Mason, Christine Maynard, Alice C. Ortmann, Michael J. Paterson, Samuel A. Patterson, Bruce Pauli, Rebecca C. Rooney, Sawyer S. Stoyanovich, Lauren Timlick & Jules M. Blais. Embryotoxicity of fathead minnow exposed to Cold Lake Blend diluted bitumen spilled at the IISD- Experimental Lakes Area. The 40th Annual Meeting North America Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC); Toronto, ON, Canada. Poster presentation.

-Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V., Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Couture, P. & Dettman, H. Weathering of diluted bitumen leads to a differential fish embryotoxicity. The 40th Annual Meeting North America Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC); Toronto, ON, Canada. Oral presentation.

-Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Diane M. Orihel, Mark L. Hanson, Bruce P. Hollebone, Vince P. Palace, Jose Luis Rodriguez- Gil, Valerie S. Langlois, Tyler A. Black, Jeffrey Cederwall, Daniel Denton, Charles W. Greer, Caleb Hasler, Daniel Layton-Matthews, Matthew Leybourne, Johanna J. Mason, Christine Maynard, Alice C. Ortmann, Michael J. Paterson, Samuel A. Patterson, Bruce Pauli, Rebecca C. Rooney, Sawyer S. Stoyanovich, Lauren Timlick & Jules M. Blais. Embryotoxicity of fathead minnow exposed to Cold Lake Blend diluted bitumen spilled at the IISD- Experimental Lakes Area. The 46th annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop (CEW); Quebec City, QC, Canada. Poster presentation.

-Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V., Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Couture, P. & Dettman, H. Weathering of diluted bitumen leads to a differential fish embryotoxicity. The 46th annual Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop (CEW); Quebec City, QC, Canada. Oral presentation.

Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Diane M. Orihel, Mark L. Hanson, Bruce P. Hollebone, Vince P. Palace, Jose Luis Rodriguez- Gil, Valerie S. Langlois, Tyler A. Black, Jeffrey Cederwall, Daniel Denton, Charles W. Greer, Caleb Hasler, Daniel Layton-Matthews, Matthew Leybourne, Johanna J. Mason, Christine Maynard, Alice C. Ortmann, Michael J. Paterson, Samuel A. Patterson, Bruce Pauli, Rebecca C. Rooney, Sawyer S. Stoyanovich, Lauren Timlick & Jules M. Blais. Physiological and gene expression responses in the fish Fathead minnow to experimental spills of diluted bitumen. The 42nd AMOP technical seminar on environmental contamination and response. Halifax, NS, Canada. Poster presentation.

-Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V., Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Couture, P. & Dettman, H. Fish embryotoxicity changes with the weathering of a dilbit using a wave tank approach. The 42nd AMOP technical seminar on environmental contamination and response. Halifax, NS, Canada. Oral presentation.

  • 2018

Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V., Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Couture, P. & Dettman, H. Temporal changes on biological impacts of a conventional medium crude oil emulsion generated in a wave tank. 22e Colloque annuel du Chapitre Saint-Laurent (SETAC-Chapitre Saint-Laurent); Quebec City, QC, Canada. Oral presentation.

Langlois Valérie S *, Lara-Jacobo Linda, Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Couture, P. & Dettman, H. Fish Toxicity Associated with Weathering of a Conventional Medium Crude Oil Using a Wave Tank The 41st AMOP technical seminar on environmental contamination and response. Victoria, British Columbia. Oral presentation.

Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V., Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Couture, P. & Dettman, H. Fish embryotoxicity changes with the weathering of a dilbit using a wave tank approach. 22e Colloque annuel du Chapitre Saint-Laurent (SETAC- Chapitre Saint-Laurent); Quebec City, QC, Canada. Poster presentation.

Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V., Gauthier, C., Xin, Q., Couture, P. & Dettman, H. Fish toxicity associated with weathering of a conventional medium crude oil using a wave tank. Congrès Eau Terre Environnement (ETE) at the Institut National de la recherche scientifique (INRS); Quebec City, QC, Canada. Poster presentation.

  • 2017

Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V. Endocrine disruption of Cold Lake blend and Access Western blend diluted bitumens in Western clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis). Gananoque Environmental Science and Engineering Conference; Gananoque, ON, Canada. Poster presentation.

Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V. Endocrine disruption of Cold Lake blend and Access Western blend diluted bitumens in Western clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis). Gananoque Environmental Science and Engineering Conference; Gananoque, ON, Canada. Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®).

Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Langlois, V. Toxicological and endocrine effects of Cold Lake blend and Access Western blend diluted bitumens in frogs. 21e Colloque annuel du Chapitre Saint-Lauren (SETAC-Chapitre Saint-Laurent); Montreal, QC, Canada. Poster presentation.

  • 2016

Leyva-Soto A, Chavez-Santoscoy R, Lara-Jacobo, Linda*, Chavez-Santoscoy A. & Gonzalez L. Daily Consumption of a Dark Chocolate Containing Flavanols Prevents Genotoxicity in Biochemical Parameters Related to Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Adults. Experimental Biology (EB); San Diego, CA, USA. Poster presentation.

Lara-Jacobo Linda*, Oropeza-Guzman T., Hoh E. & Re-Araujo D. Acute toxicity study of "gray water" (treated wastewater) in P. reticulata fish. VI Mesoameric association of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology (AMEQA); Mexico City, Mexico. Poster presentation.

  • 2015

Bugarin Yurixy*, Baca Griselda, Cuevas Jorge, García Leonardo, Jiménez Miguel*, Preciado Giovanni, Ramírez Samuel, Ramos Ramiro Sepúlveda Marques Rubén Guillermo & Lara-Jacobo Linda. Analysis of Pb and Cu in coastal Macrocystis pynifera at Playas de Tijuana. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 36th Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA, USA. Poster presentation.

  • 2014

Bugarin Yurixy*, Baca Griselda, Cuevas Jorge, García Leonardo, Jiménez Miguel*, Preciado Giovanni, Ramírez Samuel, Ramos Ramiro Sepúlveda Marques Rubén Guillermo y Lara-Jacobo Linda. Analysis of Pb and Cu in coastal Macrocystis pynifera at Playas de Tijuana. XXII Congress of the Faculty of Marine Sciences and I National Student Congress Marine Sciences and Environment; Ensenada, BC, Mexico. Poster presentation.  

  • 2013

Linda Lara Jacobo*, Fernando Díaz, Ana Denisse Re, Clara E Galindo-Sanchez, Ana Lorena Sanchez-Lizarraga, Luis Antonio Nuñez-Moreno & Dalia Moreno-Sierra. Physiological, metabolic, and hematological responses of the crab Cancer antennarius exposed to different concentrations of Cu. IX National Congress of Toxicology; Nuevo Vallarta, NY, Mexico. Poster presentation.

Lara-Jacobo Linda, Johanna Aguilar & Sarmiento Viviana. Intestinal parasite prevalence in a Kumeyaay indigenous community of Baja California, Mexico. IV Colombian Congress of Ethnobiology; Bogota, DC, Colombia. Poster presentation.

 

ORGANIZED SCIENTIFIC EVENTS

International and National

  • 2021

First Anniversary Event of the Science Diplomacy Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (organizer and co-mistress of ceremonies).

  • 2020

Soapbox Science at Quebec City! (organizer) by the Immigrant and International Women in Science (IWS).

  • 2014

The 1st Science and Technology Student Photographic Contest (organizer) at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

Pharmaceutical International Day (organizer) at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

IV EXPO TOXI (Participant and organizer) at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

III EXPO TOXI (Participant and organizer) at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

  • 2013

I EXPO TOXI (Participant and organizer) at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

II EXPO TOXI (Participant and organizer) at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC)

  • 2010

Workshop: Rational use of antibiotics for the nursing sector IMSS II at the Mexican Institute of Social Security – IMSS 1

  • 2009

Workshop: Rational use of antibiotics for the nursing sector IMSS I at the Mexican Institute of Social Security – IMSS 1

 

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

Official documents upon request (* In process)

  •  2022

Accepted to the Science to Policy Accelerator Program with Evidence for Democracy. Our pilot program will welcome up to 25 early-career researchers from across Canada. This demographic will benefit from specialized skills training, as their expertise and ongoing research positions them as key knowledge brokers and emerging leaders at the science-policy interface.

Accepted to the Quebec Scientific Entrepreneurship Program / Programme d'entrepreneuriat scientifique du Québec Winter 2022 Cohort. Powered by The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), V1 Studio and District 3 Innovation Centre, and in partnership with Mitacs and Aligo, Quebec Scientific Entrepreneurship provides an online lab-to-market program to transform Quebec's researchers into entrepreneurs.

  •  2021

Winning Merit Hispanic Women of the Year Award in the “PROFESSIONAL” category / Gagnante de Prix du Mérite des Prix aux Femmes Hispaniques 2021 dans la catégorie «PROFESIONAL». Is a recognition granted by the government of Canada and the province of Quebec through Héritage hispanique Québec / reconnaissance accordée par le gouvernement du Canada et la province du Québec par le biais d'Héritage Hispanique Québec.

Chair of the National Chapter of Mexico. The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is an international organization that provides research training, career development, and networking opportunities for women scientists throughout the developing world at different stages in their careers. It is a program unit of UNESCO and is based at the offices of The World Academy of Sciences in Trieste, Italy.

ExpertODS (ExpertSDG). Apply scientific knowledge to the identification and implementation of solutions to achieve environmental, economic, and social sustainability through the fulfillment of the SDGs at local, national, and global levels (supporting in projects, seminars, events, and talks) in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Mexico).

Climate Reality Mentor. Provide support and resources to mentees as needed and encourage mentees to complete 10 Acts of Leadership within the first year among other activities for the Climate Reality Project (Al Gore Training).

Accepted to the Science Diplomacy School organized by The São Paulo Innovation and Science Diplomacy School (InnSciD SP) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).

Nominated to the Postdoctoral Fellow Excellence Award. To recognize postdoctoral fellows who have displayed excellence in research, professional development, and/or service during their appointment at The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (not awarded).

Nominated to the Prix Lumières Awards 2021 (Firestarter Award). This award is presented to recent graduates whose promising start to their careers is a source of inspiration for our student community in the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) (not awarded).

Nominated to the Falling Walls (Boston).  A unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts, and society (not awarded).

  • 2020

Ambassador of My World Mexico. To actively participate in activities related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals through My World Mexico.

Accepted to the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School organized by the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and SciTech DiploHub.

  • 2015

Supervisor of the Winning Poster Contest (1st place). Analysis of Pb and Cu in coastal Macrocystis pynifera at Playas de Tijuana in the XXII Congress of the Faculty of Marine Science and National Student Congress I Marine sciences and environment (Ensenada, BC, Mexico).

 

GRANTS 

Research funding and Scholarships

  • 2020-2021

$ 45 K CDN – Postdoctoral research fellow Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 2019

$ 260 USD - EcotoQ (Le regroupement des écotoxicologues du Québec). Bourses de mobilité pour la participation à des colloques.

  • 2016-2020

~$ 142 K USD - Ph.D. Grant (National Council for Science and Technology - CONACYT).

  • 2015-2016

~$ 10 K USD - Profile PRODEP (Health Sciences category). A grant from the Ministry of Public Education (SEP).

  • 2010-2012

~$ 50 K USD - Master's degree grant (National Council for Science and Technology - CONACYT).

 

JURY/EVALUATOR 

  • 2022

Judging the E-Poster Competition in the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2022: Empower with Evidence (virtual).

  • 2021

Judging the Student Poster Competition in the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) 2021 (virtual).

  • 2020

Judging the Student Presentation in the Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop (CEW) (virtual).

  • 2017

Science Fair Projects: the Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Science Fair.                                                                            

  • 2016

Environmental World Day at ECOPARQUE and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF).                                                                                         2014

-Environment Expo at the Municipal System Theme Parks Tijuana (SIMPATT).                                                                      

-1st Contest of photography in Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC).               

 

MODERATOR/CHAIR 

  • 2021

-Co-Moderator of the Deep Blue Diplomacy: A conversation on Ocean Science, Climate Change, and Governing the seas for the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) (8th December 2021).

-First Anniversary Event of the Science Diplomacy Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (co-moderator).

  • 2020

As a Moderator/Chair of the Oil Spills and Toxicity session in the Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop (CEW) (virtual)

 

MEDIA & PRESS

Selected media appearances (Written, Radio, podcast, Facebook Live, and YouTube)

  • 2022

YouTube: Dialogue with scientist Linda Lara-Jacobo for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Consulate General of Mexico in Montreal.

Video: Innovation in the Face of COVID-19 This video highlights the work of Agilent's customers who are investigating SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater to keep our communities safer Collaboration with Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • 2021

Youtube:  What does a Biological Pharmaceutical Chemist do? With Orientation Is vocation.

Podcast: Actors of Change for the SDG with Victor Meraz Goal 13: Climate action.

Podcast: Howling with the truth Podcast #7: Dr. Linda Lara. A future trip to Antarctica and Homeward Bound Project.

Journal: BC&Cal,  Baja California scientist seeks to reach Antarctica to study climate change (Busca científica bajacaliforniana llegar a la Antártida para estudiar el cambio climático).

Journal: Supernova Noticias, Breves 23: Linda in Homeward Bound "Traveling to Antarctica"

Journal: CICESE Graduate to Travel to Antarctica in 2022 (Egresada del CICESE viajará a la Antártida en 2022).

Journal: La diplômée Linda Lara-Jacobo se rendra en Antarctique grâce au programme de leadership Homeward Bound.

  • 2020

Youtube: "Dialogues with Ana Velia Guzmán" by BCCal Media

Youtube: Latinas in STEM 101 Click to watch our inspirational STEM workshops! by Latinas in STEM.

Podcast: What is Toxicogenomic? By Paracelso radio program for the medical community

Youtube: Mosaic "Empowerment of Mexican Women in Canada" by Global Network MX Montreal Chapter

Journal: Interview Mexican Scientist: a scientist from the cradle (Cientificas Mexicanas)

Journal: Participation in Ma recherche en série Le doctorat en écotoxicologie de Linda Lara-Jacobo

Youtube: Interview OFIL Mexico - United Pharmaceuticals. Interview- "Pharmaceutical Horizon" presents the MSc. Linda R Lara Jacobo-Toxicology Specialist, conducted by Dr. C.S. Silvia Gpe. Salas Rojas.

Journal: Participation in Spotlight on Students in Ecotox for the Ecotoxblog

  • 2016

Journal: Participation with the American Consulate: American Consulate opens garden to preserve bees

  • 2015

TV: Interview in the program: TV Azteca News, Channel 13. Topic: "The world of toxicology, the short documentary."

Visual Link: youtube.com/watch?v=CLR4pYrnvj

TV: Interview in a TV program: Sensor, UABC TV IMAGE. Topic: Toxicology short documentaries

  • 2014

TV: Participation in TV Programme "Corta pisa" Channel 12. Subject: "Kokrodile"

Journal: Participation in the event "Science Clubs" from Harvard

 

OUTREACH & COMMUNITY SERVICE 

  • 2021 – present

Bridges for Science: we link policy with evidence Regional Ambassador.

National Science Policy Network (NSPN) Co-Chair of Career and Networking and Learning and Exploration in Science Diplomacy.

Science & Policy Exchange (SPE) Volunteer in News Research (Research and share articles about current science policy events weekly).

Network of Quebec ambassadors in Mexico (Red de embajadores de Québec en México) by Quebec Government Office in Mexico.

The Climate Reality Project (Mentor and Leader) Mentor for the virtual Latin America Training July 2021

Women Leaders in STEMM from U.S.-Mexico Leaders Network (Mentor and Speaker)

Geeky Latinas (Speaker)

OWSD (The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World) from UNESCO (Support with the re-activation of the national chapter Mexico)

Cuarteto Antártico (Support with social media administration: Twitter and Instagram)

Team HB6 Canada (Support with Web site administration)

  • 2020 – present

Skype a Scientist (Speaker)

Cientifico Latino (Volunteer, Mentor, and Ambassador)

My World Mexico (Ambassador)

Red de Diplomacia Científica en Latinoamérica y el Caribe / Science Diplomacy Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (Scientific advisor, Volunteer in the communication committee, blog reviewer in English and Spanish, edition of videos for the YouTube channel, organize international events and design of infographics)

  • 2019

Immigrant and International Women in Science (IWS) (part of the committee)

Héritage hispanique Québec (Speaker)

Cientifico Latino (Mentor)

United Nations Gala 2019 (attendant) by the Canadian Association for the United Nations

Aquarium du Québec (Volunteer)

Association Mexicaine à Québec (Volunteer)

  • 2018

United Nations Gala 2018 (attendant) by the Canadian Association for the United Nations

Kingston Junior Naturalist science outreach (Mentor and Co-Leader group).

  • 2017

Mexican Science Clubs by Harvard (CdeCMx) (Mentor).

 

LANGUAGES                            

  • Spanish

Mother tongue

  • English

Written and verbal fluently.

  • French

Written and verbal full working knowledge

  • Portuguese

Verbal full working knowledge

 

SKILLS AND COMPETENCES 

  • Data Analysis

QIIME, R (intermedium level), SPSS, mini-tab, Image-pro (for counting cells), GraphPad, ArcGIS, QGIS, Heartbeat V2.1, SAS Studio (basic level), Python (basic level), ImageJ, Epi Info™, NASA database (satellite for air and water quality monitoring like MODIS and TROPOMI) QSAR, AOP, read-across, and Sigma Plot.

  • Laboratory techniques

Clinical analysis, animal test: in-vivo, DNA methylation, electron microscopy (SEM), confocal microscopy, light microscopy, fluorescent microscopy, histological staining, dissections, genotoxicity test, micronucleus assay, microbiology techniques, cytotoxicity test, molecular techniques (PCR and RT-qPCR), microarray, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), atomic absorption spectroscopy, and LC-MS (HPLC and Q-TOF).

  • Field Techniques

Field survival techniques, handling of domestic and exotic animals, small mammal box trapping, phlebotomy techniques, aquatic, and terrestrial fieldwork: handling and monitoring of reptiles (frogs, snakes, and turtles) mammals, (bats, ocelots, monkeys) arthropods, (crabs, spiders, shrimp) birds and fish, as well as plants and fungi of ethnological interest, fieldwork techniques in boats, snorkeling and GPS handling.

  • Others

Discovery Studio 3.1, Chem Bio Draw, EndNote, Photoshop, Canva, Biorender, and Clipchamp (video edition).