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Oceans and Human Health

Centers for Oceans and Human Health

Project Title Principal Investigator Institution Location
Scripps Center for Oceans and Human Health Bradley S. Moore, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California
Woods Hole Center for Oceans & Human Health John Stegeman, Ph.D. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Oceans, Great Lakes, and Human Health Research Projects

Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Lake cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom mapping and analysis platform (CHAB-MAP) Nathan Torbick, Ph.D. Applied Geosolutions, LLC
Climate impact on coastal ecosystem methylmercury: human exposure implications Celia Chen, Ph.D. Dartmouth College
Immunotoxicity in humans with lifetime exposure to ocean pollutants Philippe Grandjean, Ph.D. Harvard School of Public Health
Development of novel toxin detection methodologies applicable to marine and freshwater systems Judy Westrick, Ph.D. Lake Superior State University
Development of user-friendly fluorescence based assays for marine toxins Jennifer McCall, Ph.D. Seatox Research Inc
Does in utero exposure to domoic acid cause temporal lobe epilepsy? Paul Scott Buckmaster, D.V.M., Ph.D. Stanford University
Mechanisms of reproductive, developmental, and early life stage impacts of marine oil spills Andrew Whitehead, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
Understanding natural production of polybrominated toxins and pollutants Vinayak Agarwal, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
Time-sensitive collection and analysis of a marine-derived toxic event Theresa Gaasterland, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego
Structure and function of ABC transporters to understand persistence of global marine pollutants Amro Hamdoun, Ph.D. University of California, San Diego (Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Total Synthesis of [15N] - Cylindrospermopsin for monitoring fresh water safety Armen Zakarian, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Pathogenesis of life threatening Box Jellyfish envenomation and Irukandji Syndrome Angel A. Yanagihara, Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa
Domoic acid neurotoxicity in Native Americans Lynn Grattan, M.D. University of Maryland, Baltimore
Translation regulation of gene expression in toxic dinoflagellates Rosemary Jagus, Ph.D. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Development of novel detection and prediction algorithms for Microcystis blooms Timothy Moore, Ph.D. University of New Hampshire
Factors modifying the toxicity of methylmercury in a fish-eating population Philip Davidson, Ph.D. University of Rochester
In situ sensing system for the selective and sensitive detection of biological toxins in HABs Hyeok Choi, Ph.D. University of Texas, Arlington
A novel antibody based biomarker for toxicity of chronic domoic acid exposure David Marcinek, Ph.D. University of Washington
Developmental neurotoxicity of domoic acid in a nonhuman primate model Thomas Burbacher, Ph.D. University of Washington
Linking limnology to cyanotoxins in drinking water using buoy sensors and auto-sampling Todd Miller, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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