Senior Lab Instructor

BSc (Hons)-University of Guelph, Canada
MSc-University of New Brunswick, Canada

Phone : 902-457-6377

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Introductory Biology I (1152)
Introductory Biology II (1153)
General Microbiology (2202)
Microbial Diversity (2207)
Physiology of Animals (3310)
Principles of Heredity (3370)
Diversity of Animals (2204)

My research background has spanned across a wide range of disciplines including animal physiology, invertebrate and fish ecology, environmental toxicology, and cardiovascular disease research. I have performed exciting research in remote field locations and laboratories for government and academic institutions including the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy, the National Water Research Institute in Burlington ON, the University of Guelph, York University, Laurentian University, the University of New Brunswick (Saint John), and the University of Prince Edward Island. My MSc. research focused on the determination of hormonally-active substances within pulp mill effluent that cause sex-steroid depressions in fish. I currently teach multiple exciting biology laboratories in both fall and winter terms here at the Mount.


Jennifer E. Slemmer, Kevin S. Shaughnessy, Adam P. Scanlan, Marva I. Sweeney, Katherine T. Gottschall-Pass. 2010. Choice of diet impacts the incidence of stroke-related symptoms in thespontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rat model.Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. (submitted).

Waylon Wiseman, Jennifer M. Egan, Jennifer E. Slemmer, Kevin S. Shaughnessy, Katherine Ballem, Katherine T. Gottschall-Pass and Marva I. Sweeney. 2010. Feeding blueberry diets inhibits angiotensin II converting enzyme (ACE) activity in spontaneously hypertensive stroke-prone rats.Canadian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology (accepted for publication).

MacLatchy, D.L., Milestone, C., Shaughnessy, K.S., Belknap, A.M., Dubé M.G., Hewitt, M.L. 2010. Reproductive steroid responses to fish exposed to pulp mill condensates: An investigation of cause case study. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. (Accepted for publication).

Shaughnessy, K.S., Boswall, I, Scanlan, A, Gottschall-Pass K., Sweeney-Nixon, M. 2009. Diets containing blueberry extracts lower blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive stroke prone rats. Nutrition Research, 29(2):130-138.

Shaughnessy, K.S., Belknap A.M., Hewitt M.L., Dubé M. G., MacLatchy, D.L. 2007.

Effects of kraft pulp mill condensates on plasma testosterone levels in mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.

MacLatchy, D.L., Shaughnessy, K.S., Belknap A.M., Dubé M.G., Hewitt, M.L. 2006.

Reproductive steroid responses in fish exposed to pulp mill condensates. Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent Environmental Fate and Effects (Eds. D.L. Borton, T.J. Hall, R.P. Fisher, J.F. Thomas). DEStech publications, Inc.

MacLatchy, D.L., Gormley, K.L., Ibey, R.E., Sharpe, R.L., Shaughnessy, K.S.,

Courtenay, S.C., Dube, M.G., Van Der Kraak, G.J. 2005. A short-term mummichog bioassay to assess endocrine responses to hormone-active compounds and mixtures. In Techniques in Aquatic Toxicology, Volume 2. (Ed., G.K. Ostrander). , Vol 2. CRC Press, New York, pp 55-92.

Belknap, A.M., Shaughnessy, K.S., MacLatchy, D.L., Solomon, K., Hewitt, M.L. 2004.

Method Development for the Identification of Hormonally Active Components in Bleached Kraft Chemical Recovery Condensates. Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent Environmental Fate and Effects (Eds. D.L. Borton, T.J. Hall, R.P. Fisher, J.F. Thomas). DEStech publications, Inc: 374-383.