My overarching objective is to develop a comprehensive understanding of how synthetic organic contaminants impact aquatic ecosystems and human health by combining innovative environmental chemistry and bioanalytical techniques, state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, and field monitoring campaigns. My work protects the public from exposure to harmful pollutants and draws attention to the global ubiquity of organic contaminants.
Current Work: Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado School of Mines
As of June 2017, I am a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Christopher Higgins at the Colorado School of Mines, where I am studying bioaccumulation, biological effects, and human exposure routes of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which are ubiquitous drinking water contaminants. I use untargeted high-resolution mass spectrometry approaches to identify and quantify PFASs that should be prioritized for further study due to their bioaccumulation potential, prevalence in drinking water, or prevalence in human blood.
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