Vivian R. Dayeh
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies
Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Science (MSc), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Waterloo
Telephone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 37582
Office: Earth Science Building (ESC) 351B
My primary focus is on undergraduate teaching in the fields of cell biology, animal physiology and toxicology. My interests in these areas are in cellular toxicology, in vitro methodology development and animal cell biotechnology. My research interests include investigating the use of cell cultures and protozoa as alternatives to the use of whole organisms in toxicology research and the effects of different classes of toxicants on cells.
- BIOL 130, Introductory Cell Biology
- BIOL 273, Principles of Human Physiology 1
- BIOL 308, Principles of Molecular Biology
- BIOL 354, Environmental Toxicology 1
- BIOL 483, Animal Cell Biotechnology
- Dayeh, V.R., Schirmer, K., and Bols, N.C. (2009). Ammonia-containing industrial effluents lethal to rainbow trout vacuolization and neutral red uptake in the rainbow trout gill cell line, RTgill-W1. Alternatives to Laboratory Animals. 37: 77–87.
- Lee, L.E.J., Dayeh, V.R., Schirmer, K., and Bols, N.C. (2009). Applications and potential uses of fish gill cell lines: examples with RTgill-W1. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology Animal. 45: 127–134.
- Pinheiro, M.D.O., Power, M.E., Butler, B.J., Dayeh, V.R., Slawson, R., Lee, L.E.J., Lynn, D.H., and Bols, N.C. (2008). Investigating the impact of virophagy by the grazing ciliate, Tetrahymena thermophila, on bacteriophage MS2 when mixed in culture. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 43: 69–76.
- Pinheiro, M.D.O., Power, M.E., Butler, B.J., Dayeh, V.R., Slawson, R., Lee, L.E.J., Lynn, D.H., and Bols, N.C. (2007). Use of Tetrahymena thermophila to study the role of protozoa in inactivation of viruses in water. Appl Environ Microbiol. 73: 643–649.
- Power, M.E., Sotornik, D., Pinheiro, M.D.O., Dayeh, V.R., Butler, B.J., Slawson, R., Lee, L.E.J., Lynn, D.H., and Bols, N.C. (2006). Development of a fluorescent multiwell assay for evaluating the capacity of the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena for bacterivory in water samples. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. 41: 307–315.
- Dayeh, V.R., Lynn, D.H. and Bols, N.C. (2005). Cytotoxicity of metals common in mining effluent to Rainbow Trout cell lines and to the ciliated protozoan, Tetrahymena thermophila. Toxicol. In vitro. 19: 399–410.
- Dayeh, V.R., Grominsky, S., DeWitte-Orr, S.J., Sotornik, D., Yeung, C.R., Lee, L.E.J., Lynn, D.H. and Bols, N.C. (2005). Comparing a ciliate and a fish cell line for their sensitivity to several classes of toxicants by the novel application of multiwell filter plates to Tetrahymena. Res. Microbiol. 156: 93–103.
- Schirmer, K., Dayeh, V.R., Bopp, S., Russold, S. and Bols, N.C. (2004). Applying whole water samples to cell bioassays for detecting dioxin-like compounds at contaminated sites. Toxicol. 205: 211–221.
- Dayeh, V.R., Chow, S.L., Schirmer, K., Lynn, D.H. and Bols, N.C. (2004). Evaluating the toxicity of Triton X-100 to protozoan, fish and mammalian cells using fluorescent dyes as indicators of cell viability. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 57: 375–382.
- Dayeh, V.R., Schirmer, K., Lee, L.E.J. and Bols, N.C. (2003). The use of fish-derived cell lines for investigation of environmental contaminants. In: Current Protocols in Toxicology. John Wiley & Sons. New York, NY.. Unit 1.5, pp. 1–17.
- Dayeh, V.R., Schirmer, K. and Bols, N.C. (2002). Applying whole-water samples directly to fish cell cultures in order to evaluate the toxicity of industrial effluent. Water Res. 36:3727–3738.
Contributions to books
- Dayeh, V.R., Schirmer, K., Lee, L.E.J. and Bols, N.C. (2004). Rainbow trout gill cell line microplate cytotoxicity test. In: Small-scale Freshwater Environment Toxicity Test Methods, (C. Blaise and J.F. Férard, Eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Amsterdam. In press.
- Bols, N.C., Dayeh, V.R., Lee, L.E.J., and Schirmer, K. (2004). Use of fish cell lines in the toxicology and ecotoxicology of fish. In: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Fishes – Environmental Toxicology. Vol. 6. Edited by T.W. Moon and T.P. Mommsen. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam. In Press.