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Carys Mitchelmore
Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise: 
Investigating molecular, biochemical and cellular responses of aquatic organisms to inorganic and organic pollutants. Determining species-specificity; biochemical pathways and toxic effects.
Lab Affiliation: 
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Mailing Address: 
146 Williams Street, P.O. Box 38
Solomons, MD 20688
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Carys Mitchelmore gained her Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 1997 investigating toxicity processes and effects in aquatic organisms exposed to organic pollutants, including oil and it's constituent PAHs. Dr. Mitchelmore is an Associate Professor for the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, in Solomons, MD. Her expertise lies in aquatic toxicology and her research experience included investigating the uptake, metabolism, fate and toxic effects of metals and organic pollutants, including PAHs and emerging contaminants of concern, such as flame retardants (PBDEs), in addition to biological pollutants (bacteria) and invasive species. Although investigations to date have used an array of organisms, from algae, oysters and mussels to fish and reptiles a current focus is on coral reefs. This includes research directed at understanding the fate and effects of oil, dispersed oil an the dispersant Corexit 9500 in sensitive symbiotic anemone and coral species. Dr. Mitchelmore is also co-author of the 2005 National Research Council (NRC) report “Oil Spill Dispersants: Efficacy and Effects.”
University of Birmingham, U.K., 1997, Ph.D., Toxicity in Aquatic Organisms
University of Portsmouth, U.K., 1993, M.S., Applied Toxicology
University of Portsmouth, U.K., 1992; B.S. Biology


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