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Chris Theodarakis

Chris Theodarakis, Professor

Environmental Resources and Policy - SIUE Cooperative Faculty

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary toxicology
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Molecular and genetic toxicology
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Population genetics
  • Biomarker research
  • Oxidative stress
  • Endocrine disruption

Courses Taught

Freshman Seminar (BIOL 111-FS), Introduction to Biological Sciences I (BIOL 150), Evolution (BIOL 327), Survey of Environmental Sciences (ENSC 120), Environmental Health and Waste Management (ENSC 330/BIOL 330), Molecular Toxicology and Pharmacology (ENSC 532, BIOL 436/536), Aquatic Ecotoxicology (ENSC 534/BIOL 434/534), Ecological Risk Assessment (ENSC 535).

Selected Publications

Theodorakis, CW, SM Adams, C Smith, J Rotter, A Hay, and J Eslick. 2017. Effects of Military activity and habitat quality on DNA damage and oxidative stress in the largest population of the Federally threatened gopher tortoise. Ecotoxicology (in press).

Nations, S, M Wages, JE Cañas, J Maul, C Theodorakis, and GP Cobb. 2015. Subchronic and chronic developmental effects of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles on Xenopus laevis. Chemosphere 135: 166–174.

Theodorakis, C.W., J.W. Bickham, K.C. Donnelly, T.J. McDonald, and P.W. Willink.  2012.  DNA damage in cichlids from an oil production facility in Guatemala.  Ecotoxicology 21: 496-511

Richter, S.C.,  J.A. Jackson, M. Hinderliter, D. Epperson, C.W. Theodorakis, and S.M. Adams.  2011.  Conservation genetics of the largest cluster of federally threatened gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) colonies with implications for species management. Herpetologica. 67: 406-419.

Nations, S, M Wages, JE Cañas, J Maul, C Theodorakis, and GP Cobb.  2011.  Acute effects of Fe2O3, TiO2, ZnO and CuO  nanoparticles on Xenopus.  Chemosphere. 83: 1053–1061.

Theodorakis, C.W. 2011. Ecotoxicology. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Wiley-Blackwell, NY.

Nations, S, M Long, M Wages, JE Cañas, J Maul, C Theodorakis, and GP Cobb.  2011.   Effects of ZnO nanoparticles Xenopus laevis growth and development.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74: 203–210.

Shugart, L.R., C.W. Theodorakis, and J.W. Bickham.  2010.  Evolutionary Toxicology.  In  J.A. DeWoody, J.W.  Bickham, C. Michler, K. Nichols, G. Rhodes, K. Woeste (eds.).  Molecular Approaches in Natural Resource Conservation and Management, Cambridge University Press, NY.  Pp 320-362.

Neuparth, T., Costa, F.O.,  Theodorakis, C.W.,  Costa, M.H.,  Bickham, J.W.  2009.  Assessment of DNA damage in blood cells of Sparus aurata L. exposed to benzo[a]pyrene using three distinct genotoxicity assays. Fresenius Environ. Bull 18:  461-467.

Theodorakis, CW, SM Adams, C Smith, J Rotter, A Hay, and J Eslick. (in press) Effects of Military activity and habitat quality on DNA damage and oxidative stress in the largest population of the Federally threatened gopher tortoise.  Ecotoxicol.

Nations, S, M Wages, JE Cañas, J Maul, C Theodorakis, and GP Cobb.  (2015)  Subchronic and chronic developmental effects of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles on Xenopus laevis.  Chemosphere 135: 166–174.

Chris Theodarakis

Phone: 618-650-5235
E-mail: ctheodo@siue.edu