Office: Nuclear Research Building room 228
Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 26227
Carmel’s research interests involve the understanding of the risks of very low doses of ionizing radiation to humans and the environment, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms of low-dose effects. Identification of early events and the mechanisms involved in radiation carcinogenesis are also examined. Study of the mechanisms involved in genomic instability, and their relevance to the repair of radiation damage and radiation-induced carcinogenesis. Development of bio-indicators of radiation stress in non-human species after low doses of alpha, beta, and gamma radioisotopes involve in uranium, radium, and tritium decay.
Smith, R. W., Seymour, C. B., Moccia, R. D., & Mothersill, C. E. (2016). Irradiation of rainbow trout at early life stages results in trans-generational effects including the induction of a bystander effect in non-irradiated fish. Environmental research, 145, 26-38.
Le, M. T., Mothersill, C. E., Seymour, C. B., & McNeill, F. E. (2016). Is the false-positive rate in mammography in North America too high?. The British journal of radiology, 89(0), 20160045.
Fernandez-Palomo, C., Schültke, E., Bräuer-Krisch, E., Laissue, J. A., Blattmann, H., Seymour, C., & Mothersill, C. (2016). Investigation of Abscopal and Bystander Effects in Immunocompromised Mice After Exposure to Pencilbeam and Microbeam Synchrotron Radiation. Health Physics, 111(2), 149-159.
Hanu, C., Wong, R., Sur, R. K., Hayward, J. E., Seymour, C., & Mothersill, C. (2016). Low-dose non-targeted radiation effects in human esophageal adenocarcinoma cell lines. International Journal of Radiation Biology, (just-accepted), 1-29.
Bréchignac, F., Oughton, D., Mays, C., Barnthouse, L., Beasley, J. C., Bonisoli-Alquati, A., ... & Glenn, T. (2016). Addressing ecological effects of radiation on populations and ecosystems to improve protection of the environment against radiation: Agreed statements from a Consensus Symposium. Journal of environmental radioactivity, 158, 21-29.
Fernandez-Palomo, C., Seymour, C., & Mothersill, C. (2016). Inter-Relationship between Low-Dose Hyper-Radiosensitivity and Radiation-Induced Bystander Effects in the Human T98G Glioma and the Epithelial HaCaT Cell Line. Radiation research, 185(2), 124-133.
Shi, X., Seymour, C., & Mothersill, C. (2016). The effects of chronic, low doses of Ra-226 on cultured fish and human cells. Environmental research, 148, 303-309.
Shi, X., Mothersill, C., & Seymour, C. (2016). No adaptive response is induced by chronic low-dose radiation from Ra-226 in the CHSE/F fish embryonic cell line and the HaCaT human epithelial cell line. Environmental Research, 151, 537-546.
Hanu, C., Timotin, E., Wong, R., Sur, R. K., Hayward, J. E., Seymour, C. B., & Mothersill, C. E. (2016). The influence of smoking on radiation-induced bystander signal production in esophageal cancer patients. Environmental research, 147, 565-571.
Le, M., McNeill, F. E., Seymour, C., Rainbow, A. J., & Mothersill, C. E. (2015). An observed effect of ultraviolet radiation emitted from beta-irradiated HaCaT cells upon non-beta-irradiated bystander cells. Radiation research, 183(3), 279-290.
Smith, R. W., Seymour, C. B., Moccia, R. D., & Mothersill, C. E. (2015). Tissue-specific effects of acute aluminium exposure on the radiation-induced bystander effect in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum). International journal of radiation biology, 91(9), 715-723.
Current Postdoctoral Fellows
Nguyen Nathan Vo
Current Graduate Students
Dusan Vukmirovic, MSc (Radiation Biology)
Chandula Fernando, MSc (Radiation Biology)
Michelle Le, PhD (Radiation Biology)
Current Undergraduate Students
Former Graduate Students
Xiaopei Shi, PhD (Radiation Biology), 2012-2016.
Christine (Pinho) Hanu, PhD (Radiation Biology), 2011-2016. Current position: Postdoctoral fellow at National Institute of Health (Bethesda, MD).
Cristian Fernandez-Palomo, PhD (Radiation Biology), 2011-2015. Current position: Postdoctoral fellow at University of Bern, Switzerland.
Hedieh Mohseni, MSc (Radiation Biology), 2009-2011.
Med Phys 4U03: Radiation Biology
Med Phys 780: Radiation Effects in Plants and Animals