Frederic Leusch
Associate Professor, Griffith University


Dr Frederic Leusch is Associate Professor and Discipline Head for Soil Water and Energy in the School of Environment at Griffith University, where he teaches biology and environmental toxicology. Fred also leads the In Vitro Toxicology Research Program at the Australian Rivers Institute on the Gold Coast. He has a BSc in Biology from McGill University in Canada, a MSc in Environmental Science from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and a PhD in Environmental Toxicology from Lincoln University in New Zealand. His current research focuses on endocrine disruption in the Australian environment, validating ethical alternatives to animal toxicity testing, developing novel bioassays for water quality assessment, and the application of systems biology methods to evaluate exposure to environmental pollutants.