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 effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) with consideration of temperature and salinity as concurrent stressors,on DNA methylation and gene expression, behavior, sex ratio, and population dynamics in the model euryhaline fish, the Inland silverside (Menidia beryllina).  We are also examining the potential for impacts following exposure to microplastics across life stages in the Black sea bass (Centropristis striata), and Black rockfish (Sebastes melanops).

Recent news

Holy moly, we’re in National Geographic discussing the effects on microplastics in larval fish.

Rise Against Plastic Pollution in Salem, 2019

Newly awarded grant: Delta Science Program 2019-2021

The heat is on! Review paper on the combined effects of EDCs and climate change