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Biochemical and Exposure Science Group

“The Biochemical and Exposure Science Group at NIST Charleston provides measurement science, standards, and technology to (1) support measurements of complex biological processes through the identification and quantification of proteins, hormones and metabolites and (2) support measurements related to human and wildlife exposure to natural and man-made chemicals”

The Biochemical and Exposure Science Group is located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory  in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Hawaii Pacific University Center for Marine Debris Research  in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

Biochemical and Exposure Science Group
Charleston Staff:  Front row, left to right: Amanda Bayless (College of Charleston research technician), Ashley Boggs-Russell, Katherine Peter (NRC post-doc), Tracey Schock, Jessica Reiner, Kehau Hagiwara Usui (NRC post-doc), Kevin Huncik; Back row, left to right: Clay Davis, Ben Neely, John Kucklick, Julie Lowenstein (College of Charleston Graduate Student), Alix Robel (NRC post-doc).  Not pictured: Erin Legacki (NRC post-doc) and Meghan Grandal (Medical University of South Carolina Graduate Student)
Hawaii Staff
Hawaii Staff: Left to right: Katherine Shaw (NRC post-doc) and Jennifer Lynch

Projects and Programs

Plastic Pollution Measurement Science

While plastics have yielded immense benefits to society, discarded plastics or plastic pollution has become a pervasive highly visible problem especially in the

Steroid Hormone Pathway Mapping

The endocrine system orchestrates major developmental, reproductive, and other physiological changes throughout life. Through the mapping of hormone pathways

Publications

Certification of a pregnancy-specific reference material for thyroid biomarkers, vitamin D, and nutritional trace elements in serum

Author(s)
Ashley S. Boggs-Russell, Lisa E. Kilpatrick, Carolyn Q. Burdette, Denise S. Tevis, Zachary A. Fultz, Michael A. Nelson, Jeff M. Jarrett, Stephen A. Wise, Brittany Kassim, Stephen E. Long
Background Concentrations of critical metabolites, hormones, and nutritional elements change significantly throughout pregnancy. Therefore, increased matrix

News and Updates

A Better Alternative to Phthalates?

Detergents, shampoos, soaps and other everyday items sometimes contain a group of chemicals called phthalates, which are often used to enhance products and add

Press Coverage