Rebecca’s employment at NIST began with establishing existing specimen banking projects from the National Biomonitoring Specimen Bank in Gaithersburg, MD to the newly constructed Marine Environmental Specimen Bank (Marine ESB) in the Hollings Marine Laboratory, Charleston, SC. Her experience includes developing specimen bank protocols and providing oversight of cryogenic environmental specimen banking activities under clean room conditions, collecting and preserving marine animal tissues (e.g., marine mammals, Alaskan colonial seabirds, mussels, oysters, and Peregrine falcons), and developing protocols for contaminant sampling. She also coordinates the development and production of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) and control materials at the Hollings Marine Laboratory.
Membership and Professional Activities:
Chemical Sciences Division