Vivian Dayeh’s focus is on undergraduate teaching in physiology, human anatomy and zoology. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and professional performance, including the University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award twice in 2015 and 2006, the University of Waterloo Distinguished Teacher Award in 2011, and the Excellence in Science Teaching Award in 2010.
Undergraduate Advisor (Biomedical Sciences)
Office: B1 276A
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 37582
- Animal cell culture
- Cell biology
- Animal physiology
Dr. Dayeh's primary focus is on undergraduate teaching and joined the Department of Biology in 2004 as a full-time lecturer. Dr. Dayeh's research interests are in cellular toxicology and development of in vitro methodology. Her previous research investigated the use of animal cell cultures and protozoa as alternatives to the use of whole organisms in toxicology and the effects of different classes of toxicants at the cellular level.
Dr. Dayeh teaches numerous undergraduate courses.
- BIOL 201, Human Anatomy
- BIOL 273, Principles of Human Physiology 1
- BIOL 354, Environmental Toxicology 1
- BIOL 483, Animal Cell Biotechnology
Other courses have included
- BIOL 130, Introductory Cell Biology
- BIOL 211, Vertebrate Zoology
- BIOL 308, Principles of Molecular Biology
Recent publications include
- Bols, N.C., Pham, P.H., Dayeh, V.R., and Lee, L.E.J. (2017). Invitromatics, invitrome, and invitroomics: introduction of three new terms for in vitro biology and illustration of their use with the cell lines from rainbow trout. In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal. 53: 383-405. doi.org/10.1007/s11626-017-0142-5
- Dayeh, V.R., Bols, N.C., Tanneberger, K., Schirmer, K. and Lee, L.E.J. (2013). The Use of Fish-Derived Cell Lines for Investigation of Environmental Contaminants: An Update Following OECD's Fish Toxicity Testing Framework No. 171. In: Current Protocols in Toxicology. John Wiley & Sons. New York, NY, USA. 56:1.5.1–1.5.20.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Please see Vivian Dayeh’s Google Scholar profile for a current list of her peer-reviewed articles.
Awards and Distinctions
- 2021 Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) Fellow Award
- 2018 Professor Jack Carlson Teaching Excellence Award
- 2017 Society for In Vitro Biology (SIVB) Distinguished Service Award
- 2017 University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award
- 2015 University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award
- 2011 University of Waterloo Distinguished Teacher Award (DTA)
- 2010 Excellence in Science Teaching Award (ESTA)
- 2006 University of Waterloo Outstanding Performance Award
- 2006 Professor Jack Carlson Teaching Excellence Award
Professional Associations and Service
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
- Society of in Vitro Biology (SIVB), Membership chair
- Instructional Skills Workshop Facilitator
2004 PhD Biology, University of Waterloo
2001 MSc Biology, University of Waterloo
1999 BSc Biology, University of Waterloo