Dr. David Hala

David Hala

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests:

Environmental toxicology and computational biology.


B.S. (Marine Biology and Oceanography), University of Wales, Bangor. U.K. (2001)

MRes. (Aquatic Ecotoxicology), University of Plymouth, U.K. (2002)

Ph.D. (Aquatic Toxicology), Brunel University, U.K. (2007)

Courses Taught:

Life in Extreme Environments (MARB 406)
Toxicology (MARB 414)

Recent Publications:

Carty D., Hala D. and Huggett D.B., (2017) The Effects of Sertraline on Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas) Growth and Steroidogenesis, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Vol. 98, 753-757.

Hala D., (2017) In silico Predicted Reproductive Endocrine Transcriptional Regulatory Networks during Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Development, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 417, 51-60.

Hala D., Petersen L. H., Martinović D. and Huggett D. B., (2015) Constraints-Based Flux Balance Analysis of Perturbed Steroidogenesis and Gonad Growth in Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) Exposed to 17α-Ethynylestradiol, Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 61, No. 3, 122-138.

Petersen L. H., Hala D., Carty D., Cantu M., Martinović D. and Huggett D. B., (2015) Effects of Progesterone and Norethindrone on Female Fathead Minnow (Pimephales promelas) Steroidogenesis, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Vol. 34, No. 2, 379-390.

Hala D. and Huggett D. B., (2014) In Silico Predicted Structural and Functional Robustness of Piscine Steroidogenesis, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 345, 99-108.