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 has been an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences since fall 2017. Brander retains an adjunct appointment at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she was tenure-track faculty from 2013-2017.

Brander is also an adjunct member of the OSU Fisheries and Wildlife Department and part of the OSU Marine Studies Initiative, and is affiliate faculty in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.

We are excited to have welcomed three NEW lab members to OSU recently, Ph.D. student Sara Hutton and Masters student Anna Bolm in Fall 2019, and new Masters student John Dickens in Winter 2020!!

Brander is not currently recruiting additional graduate students, but this may change depending on funding. She currently mentors and accepts graduate students in the following programs: Fisheries and Wildlife, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, and Marine Resources Management.