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Estuarine and Marine Ecosystems Assessments, Studies, Determining Aquatic Ecosystems and Marine And Atmospheric Consulting

Technical Consultant #2510


Expertise

Extensive wet lab, dry lab, and field work experience including: 

  • Environmental ecosystem assessments in the computing languages R and Matlab.
  • Application of multivariate, univariate, and spatial statistics to environmental datasets.
  • Image analyses in ImageJ.
  • Application of high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and microscopic approaches for environmental samples.
  • Analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing data and molecular samples for microbial community assessments.
  • Culturing and isolation of environmental microbes and microbial activity rate measurements.
  • .Conducting estuarine and marine ecosystem studies and building research programs.
  • Scientific grant writing.

 

 


Experience

Undisclosed College, 2019 - Present 

  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track 

Undisclosed College, Department of Biological Sciences     2017 - 2019 

  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track 

Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 2009 - 2017 

  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Graduate Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant

Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), 2009 

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant 

RESEARCH 

Representative Projects:

  • Microbial Biogeochemical Cycling in Anoxic Habitats
  • Microbial Indicators of Nutrient Pollution
  • Sewage Contamination in an Urbanized Estuary
  • Marine Carbon Cycling
  • BioRemediation of Heavy Metals
  • Estuarine Microbial EcologyNetworks

EDUCATOR

Representative Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Environmental Issues
  • Air Pollution
  • Water Pollution 
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Applied Food and Industrial Microbiology
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Global Change
  • Scientific Research Methods
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Oceanography

Advising

  • Research thesis advisor and thesis committee member for undergraduate (BS) and graduate (MS) students.

 

Honors & Publications


Credentials

Professional Training  

  • Participant in various workshops for analyses of large environmental datasets using Python, R, and Matlab.
  • Specialty training in handling microbial samples, including covering microbial metagenomic workflows, analysis of environmental microbiome data, and handling and processing of sensitive RNA samples.
  • Trained and certified in Radiation Safety for use of radioisotopes in research.
  • Trained CTD Operator for research on marine vessels.

Languages

  • English
  • Intermediate Spanish

 Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Peer reviewer for scientific journals.
  • American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) American Society for Microbiology (ASM), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Association for Women in Science (AWIS), New York, Academy of Sciences (NYAS), Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB)  

Awards

  • Participant or lead scientist on projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), NY Sea Grant, Hudson River Foundation, John Deane Fund, and others.

Publications

  • Author and co-author of 15 peer-reviewed publications and protocols in scientific journals.

Education

  • Ph.D.   Marine-Atmospheric Sciences,Stony Brook University(SUNY), NY
  • M.S.     Marine-Atmospheric Sciences,Stony Brook University(SUNY), NY
  • B.A.      Environmental Studies, (Mathematics- Macaulay HonorsCollege),Hunter College (CUNY), NY   
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