Dr. Amelie Segarra

Assistant Adjunct Professor

Dept. Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology
Room 3215, Vet Med 3B, 1089 Veterinary Medicine Drive, Davis, CA 95616

Principal Investigator

Amelie’s research focuses on embryo/early larval stage development, neurodevelopment and behavior dysfunction resulting from exposure to contaminants and pharmaceuticals. I use several model species: zebrafish (Danio rerio) for environmental toxicology purposes, as well as salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), bivalves and non-model species of conservation concern, for ecological toxicology and diseases. I use a combination of molecular, biochemical, physiological, and behavioral approaches that constitute a weight of evidence framework associating exposure with developmental and behavioral and reproductive impairments in model organisms.

Amelie has a background in molecular biology and held three postdoctoral positions; her first was at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University (US), the second at the European Institute for Marine Studies at the Western Brittany University (France) and the third at the Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology department at University of California, Davis (US).

– 2014 Ph.D. in biology health, Southern Brittany University, Vannes, France. [Honors]  Topic: Interaction host-pathogen on aquatic invertebrate (Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, and the Herpesvirus OsHV-1
– 2010 Master’s in biotechnology, Sup’Biotech Paris, Villejuif, France
– 2008 Bachelor’s in biotechnology, Sup’Biotech Paris, Villejuif, France