In our marine toxicology work, we seek to understand how toxic a chemical is to a marine species and amphibians in an effort to understand how environmental pollutants might be endangering them. We focus on damage to DNA, since this type of damage can interfere with the ability of these species to reproduce and the ability of their offspring to survive. Thus, our hypothesis is that environmental contaminants are decreasing the reproductive success of marine species.
Current studies of metal toxicology in marine species and amphibians in the Wise Laboratory of Genetic and Environmental Toxicology include:
|Gulf of Mexico Study||Fish Studies|
|Bowhead Whales||Marine Invertebrate Studies|
|Right Whales||Sea Turtle Studies|
|Sperm Whales||Frog Studies|
|Steller Sea Lions|
|Ocean and Human Health Studies|