My research encompasses the fields of toxicology, endocrinology, and ecology; integrating molecular approaches with measurements at the organism and population level. Current work examines the impact of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on gene and protein expression, behavior, sex ratio, and population dynamics in silversides (Menidia spp.) and blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus).  We are also examining the potential for transgenerational effects following early life exposure to EDCs, studying the trophic transfer of microplastics by zooplankton, and evaluating the responses of native oysters to nearby aquaculture.

Recent news

New paper: Combined effects of exposure to endocrine disruptors and warming temperatures.

Collaborative grant: NOAA Marine Debris 2017 – 2019

New paper: Growth in blue crabs altered by exposure to the insecticide fipronil

New paper: Population level effects of endocrine disrupting compounds in fish

New collaboration: Contaminant effects on two California fish species and the food web that supports them, California Dept. Fish and Wildlife Prop1 2017

Collaborative grant: NOAA NERR Oyster Aquaculture Impacts 2017

Grant announcement: EPA STAR grant received in 2015

Media: Work on zooplankton ingestion of microplastics recently featured in “A Plastic Ocean” documentary.