The Brander lab’s research encompasses the fields of toxicology, endocrinology, and ecology; integrating molecular approaches with measurements at the organism and population level. Our main focus is on the effects of stressors such as emerging pollutants such as micro/nanoplastics and pesticides, as well as changing climate on aquatic organisms, but our work spans the links between ecological and human health.

Ph.D student Sara Hutton studies fish responses to sublethal pesticide exposure

Brander is an Associate Professor at Oregon State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences, in the Fisheries and Wildlife Dept. and Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station.

Brander is also an adjunct member of the OSU Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Dept and part of the OSU Marine Studies Initiative, and is affiliate faculty in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.

Brander is recruiting a graduate student for fall 2022. She currently mentors and accepts graduate students in the following programs: Fisheries and Wildlife, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, and Marine Resources Management.