Dr. Tracey Schock is a NIST post-doctoral fellow in the Hollings Marine Laboratory’s NMR facility. Her research focuses on NMR-based environmental metabolomics. Metabolomics is essentially a systematic study of an organism or population's health by looking at the small molecule metabolites in biofluids or tissues. Dr. Schock’s goal is to detect perturbations caused by stressors, such as a disease or chemical exposure, within the metabolic profiles of marine organisms and assess potential biomarkers and biochemical modes of action. She also is involved in SRM analysis for NIST.
Prior to beginning her post doc, Dr. Schock performed her dissertation research in marine natural products with the goal of isolating, purifying, and structurally elucidating unknown toxins from the blue-green algae Trichodesmium thiebauttii.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Chemical Sciences Division
Biomedical Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Ph.D., 2007
Medical Microbiology, University of Georgia, M.S., 2001
Marine Biology, Southampton College, B.S., 1999