Ramon Lavado

Assistant Professor

Office: BSB A430

Phone: +1 (254) 710-2468

Fax: +1 (254) 710-3409

email: ramon_lavado@baylor.edu

Education and Appointments

2016-Present - Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Science, Baylor University, TX, US


2014-2016 - Research Associate

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Iowa State University, IA, US


2012-2013 - Scientist / Technical Support Officer

Institute for Environment and Sustainability, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy


2006-2012 - Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of California Riverside, CA, US


2005 - Ph.D. in Biological Sciences

University of Barcelona, Spain


1999 - B.S. in Biological Sciences

University of Barcelona, Spain


Dr. Lavado is an environmental toxicologist specializing in the biotransformation of contaminants in aquatic wildlife. His research focuses in the mechanistical insights in the chemical modifications made by an aquatic organism on a chemical compound and development of bioassays for detecting pollutants in the environment.


Dr. Lavado has published environmental toxicology research for the last thirteen years, with projects covering a wide variety of organisms and in vitro systems. Areas of ongoing research includes: 1. the development of new in vitro bioassays to detect endocrine disruptor compounds in the environment, 2. evaluation of mechanistical responses of cytochrome P450 - one of the most important enzyme systems involved in biological activation or detoxification of chemical compounds, 3. evaluation of possible biotransformation enzymes for their use as biomarkers in vertebrates and invertebrates, and 4. the study of interactions between multiple stressors (as climate change effects with pollutants exposure) and its effect in the biotransformation of pollutants.


Dr. Lavado is originally from Spain, and he is also a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) in North America.

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