Dr. Chris Theodorakis
Assistant Professor
Biology/Environmental Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Box 1651
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Tel: (618) 650-5235
Fax: (618) 650-3174
E-mail: ctheodo@siue.edu



Research Interests:

  • Aquatic and amphibian ecotoxicology; biomonitoring and ecological risk assessment; evolutionary toxicology; reproductive and developmental toxicology; gene expression; biomarkers of environmental contamination, genetic and molecular toxicology; behavioral ecology; population genetics; phylogeography; landscape genetics; ecotoxicology of toxic cyanobacteria; integration of toxicological effects across various scales and levels of biological organization (molecular/biochemical/genetic effects; fitness traits; community structure, diversity, and biotic indices; population  and population genetic effects; landscape structure; climate and climate change); interaction between UV radiation and chemical stressors; effects of multiple stressors or organisms, populations, and communities; integration of ecosystem and human health; fish and wildlife as sentinels of human health risks.


  • 1994, Ph.D. Molecular Toxicology, University of Tennessee
  • 1988, M.S. Zoology, Ohio State University
  • 1984, B.S. Ecology and Evolution, University of Illinois

Professional Experience:

  • 2005-present, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois, University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026
  • 1999-2005, Assistant Professor The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • 1998-1999, Ecological Risk Consultant, Battelle Memorial Institute, Battelle Albuquerque Office, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1997-1999, Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University, College Station, T
  • 1994-1996, Postdoctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, TN