Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, Environment Canada
Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry, University of Toronto
M.Sc. Analytical Chemistry, McGill University
B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Science - Chemistry, Carleton University
Research Scientist - Environmental chemistry of priority and emerging organic pollutants
CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Develop knowledge on the distribution, fate and bioaccumulation of priority substances for assessment and management of chemicals
Lescord, G.L., Kidd, K.A., De Silva, A.O.*, Williamson, M., Spencer, C., Wang, X., Muir, D.C.G. 2015. Perfluorinated and polyfluorinated compounds in lake food webs from the Canadian High Arctic, Environmental Science & Technology, 49: 2694-2702. *corresponding author
Sanchez, D., Houde, M., Douville, M., De Silva, A.O., Spencer, C., Verreault, J. 2015. Transcriptoinal and cellular responses of the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to perfluoroalkyl phosphonic acids. Aquatic Toxicology, 160:31-38.
De Silva, A.O.*, Allard, C.N., Spencer, C., Webster, G.M., Shoeib, M. Phosphorus-containing fluorinated organics: polyfluoroalkyl phosphoric acid diesters (diPAPs), perfluorophosphonates (PFPAs), and perfluorophosphinates (PFPIAs) in residential indoor dust. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46, 12575-12582. *corresponding author
Lee, H., A.O. De Silva*, and S.A. Mabury. 2012. Dietary bioaccumulation of perfluorophosphonates and perfluorophosphinates in juvenile Rainbow Trout: evidence of metabolism of perfluorophosphinates. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46, 3489-3497. corresponding author
De Solla, S.R., A.O. De Silva, and R.J. Letcher. 2012. Highly elevated levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate and other perfluorinated acids found in biota and surface water downstream of an international airport, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Environ. Intern. 39: 19-26.
Müller, C.E., A.O. De Silva, J. Small, M. Williamson, X. Wang, A. Morris, S. Katz, M. Gamberg, and D.C.G. Muir. 2011. Biomagnification of perfluorinated compounds in a remote terrestrial food chain: lichen-caribou-wolf. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45: 8665:8673.
De Silva, A.O., C. Spencer, B.F. Scott, S. Backus, and D.C.G. Muir. 2011. Detection of a cyclic perfluorinated acid, perfluoroethylcyclohexane sulfonate in the Great Lakes of North America. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45: 8060-8066.