Bryant and Collins receive EPA Research Fellowships

December 18, 2012

Jessica Bryant, graduate student in marine sciences, and James Collins, graduate student in oceanography, have received research fellowships from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Both were awarded 2012 Science to Achieve Results, or STAR, fellowships.  These fellowships encourage leadership in environmental science, research, restoration, pollution prevention and sustainability.  Bryant’s research involves interactions between plastic debris, persistent organic pollutants and microorganisms in ocean surface waters.  Collins’s researched is focused on characterizing the transformation & metabolism of anthropogenic organic matter in estuaries using intact polar lipids.

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