- Environmental Specimen Bank Group Expand or Collapse
The group includes NIST's Marine Environmental Specimen Bank and Reference Material Production Facility with cryogenic capabilities for long-term archival of well documented and preserved specimen for both retrospective and comparative environmental health analysis; a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) facility to support structural biology, metabolomics, and natural product research; informatics; and NIST's Pacific Islands Project. The group is involved in government, academic, and private partnerships resulting in programs geared towards promoting the development of cooperative and collaborative scientific research for a better understanding of marine resources and environmental health.
Marine Environmental Specimen Bank at HML
NIST research biologist Rebecca Pugh takes us into the Marine Environmental Specimen Bank at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, S.C., to see how tissues collected from marine mammals, birds, reptiles and other lifeforms are being used to monitor and study threats from pollutants.