Dr. David Law

Associate Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (705) 330-4008ext. 2646
+1 (807) 343-8253
Office Location: 
Office: OA 3018 (Orillia)
Lab: CB 3006 (Thunder Bay)
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

HBSc Carleton University, Ottawa ON
PhD Queen's University, Kingston ON

Date joined Lakehead: 
August 2004
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Monsanto Company

United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

Research Interests: 

Molecular aquatic toxicology; effects of industrial effluents on fish reproduction; plant biochemistry, molecular biology, and biotechnology; molecular responses of plants to developmental progression; epigenetics, gene expression, proteomics and metabolism of specific plant cell types; molecular function of subunits in multimeric proteins.



Biology 3330  Molecular Biology of Development

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Biology 3470  Biotechnology of Plants

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Biology 2310  History of Biology

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Biology 2910  Laboratory Biology

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Biology 1130  Plant Biology

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Selected Publications

Werner, J., Ouellet, J.D., Cheng, C.S., Ju, Y.-J., and Law, R.D. (2010).  Pulp and paper mill effluents induce distinct gene expression changes linked to androgenic and estrogenic responses in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas).  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 29: 430-439.

DeCarlo, C.A., Escott, N.G., Werner, J., Robinson, K., Lambert, P.F., Law, R.D., and Zehbe, I. (2008). Gene expression analysis of interferon kappa in laser capture microdissected cervical epithelium.  Anal. Biochem. 381: 59-66. 

Law, R.D., Russell, D.A., Thompson, L.C., Schroeder, S.C., Middle, C.M., Tremaine, M.T., Jury, T.P., Delannay, X., and Slater, S.C.  (2006).  Biochemical limitations to high-level expression of humanized monoclonal antibodies in transgenic maize seed endosperm.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta (General Subjects) 1760: 1434-1444.

Law, R.D., and Suttle, J.C. (2005).  Chromatin remodeling in plant cell culture:  patterns of DNA methylation and histone H3 and H4 acetylation vary during growth of asynchronous potato cell suspensions.  Plant Physiol. Biochem.  43(6): 527-534.

Law, R.D., and Suttle, J.C. (2004).  Changes in histone H3 and H4 multiacetylation during natural and forced dormancy break in potato tubers.  Physiol. Plant.  120: 642-649.

Law, R.D., and Suttle, J.C. (2003).  Transient decreases in methylation at 5'-CCGG-3' sequences in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) meristem DNA during progression of tubers through dormancy precede the resumption of sprout growth.  Plant Mol. Biol.  51: 437-447.