- Biologist, NIST, 2016-Present
- Science Research Technician, Dakota Consulting, Inc., 2014-2016
- Research Biologist, NIST, 2011-2013
- Research Biologist, SAIC, 2008-2011
- M.S., Marine Biology, College of Charleston, 2004
- B.S., Biology, College of Charleston, 1997
Jennifer is a new addition to NIST's Marine Environmental Specimen Bank (MESB) at the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina, but not to NIST, itself. Her MESB research goals are to implement specimen banking activities through the collection, banking and cryohomogenization of tissues from a variety of marine organisms (marine mammals, sea turtle and sea birds). Prior to MESB, Jennifer worked in NIST's Organic Analytical group, researching organic contaminants in marine organisms (beluga whales, dolphin and sea turtles). Her research particularly focused on quantifying persistent organic pollutants (POPs), as well as current-use pollutants (PBDEs and HBCDs) in attempt to elucidate temporal and spatial trends in organismal contaminant load.
Prior to her employment at NIST, Jennifer worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service in the Ecotoxicology Department and the South Carolina Department of Resources, where she conducted a variety of toxicological assessments, chiefly biomarkers (lipid peroxidation, glutathione), on a multitude of estuarine organisms (oysters, fish, shrimp, and amphipods).
Other Featured Publications:
- Activities of Biomarkers in Multiple Life Stages of the Model Crustacean
- Cellular Biomarkers (Lysosomal Destabilization, Glutathione & Lipid
Peroxidation) in Three Common Estuarine Species: A Methods Handbook
- Organohalogen Contaminants and Vitamins in Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus) Collected During Subsistent Hunts in Alaska