Richard E. Connon
Richard E. Connon

Assistant Researcher
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Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology

2160 Haring Hall
School of Veterinary Medicine,
University of California,
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752 3141


PhD. Ecotoxicology, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. 2003
BSc. (Hons) Applied Environmental Science, Middlesex University, London, UK 1998

Field of Interest

Aquatic Toxicology and water quality
Molecular mechanisms of toxicology

Dr. Connon's research focus is on the assessment of molecular responses to chemical insult, their links to higher levels of organization, and how these tools can best be used as tools for monitoring aquatic systems. His interest in water quality is both in terms of human consumption and environmental health, and currently utilizes fish models towards understanding the mechanism(s) of action of agricultural and urban contaminants; with a particular interest in pesticides and pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment.


Comparative Organology of Vertebrates: Musculoskeletal System


Reviewer: Environmental Science and Technology, Science of the Total Environment, BMC Genomics, Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Aquatic Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry.

Membership: Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, California Interagency Ecological Program, Contaminants Work Team, Estuarine Ecology Team, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation.

International Interest

Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Spain

Foreign Languages