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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Alumni | Colleen Bryan
Colleen Bryan

Mentor:
 Dr. Steven Christopher

Education:  
BS. Coastal Carolina University, 2001
MS. College of Charleston, 2006

Graduated: 2010

Postdoctoral: NIST Charleston, SC

Research
Research includes the measurement of trace elements, metalloproteins, and vitamins in marine mammals using chromatography, mass spectrometry, and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. I am interested in the roles and impacts of toxic and essential trace elements on marine mammal health.

Publications
Bryan C.E., Christopher S.J., Mclellan W.A., Pabst D.A., McFee W.E., Schwacke L.H., Wells R.S. Examining the utility of skin as a non-lethal monitoring tissue for trace elements in bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. In review.

Bryan C.E., Christopher S.J., Balmer B.C., Hohn A.A., Wells R.S. Establishing baseline levels of trace elements in blood and skin of Sarasota Bay, Florida, bottlenose dolphins: Implications for non-lethal monitoring. In review.

Fair P.A., Adams J.D., Zolman E., McCulloch S., Goldstein J., Varela R., Hansen L., Townsend F., Kucklick J., Bryan C., Chritopher S., Pugh R., Bossart G.D. 2006. Protocols for conducting dolphin capture-release health assessment studies. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS xx. xx pp.

Christopher S.J., Day R.D., Bryan C.E., Turk G.C. 2005. Improved calibration strategy for measurement of trace elements in biological and clinical whole blood reference materials via collision-cell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Analytical and Atomic Spectrometry 20: 1035-1043.

Presentations:
Bryan C.E., Christopher S.J., Davis W.C., Wells R.S. 2006. Baseline total mercury and methylmercury concentrations for bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida, for future use as an indicator of health. Medical University of South Carolina Marine Biomedicine Student Research Open House. Charleston, South Carolina.

Bryan C.E., Christopher S.J., Davis W.C., Day R.D., Hohn A.A., Wells R.S. 2005. Establishing baseline trace element and methylmercury concentrations for bottlenose dolphins in Sarasota Bay, Florida as an indicator of health status. The 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. San Diego, California.

Davis W.C., Bryan C.E., Day R.D., Christopher S.J. 2005. An accurate and sensitive method for the determination of methylmercury in biological specimens using GC-ICPMS. Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Orlando, Florida.

Christopher S.J., Bryan C.E., Day R.D. 2005. New quantification strategy using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and the method of standard additions. Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Orlando, Florida.

Bryan C.E., Christopher S.J, Hohn A.A., Wells R.S. 2004. Non-lethal monitoring of trace elements in bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25th Annual Meeting. Portland, Oregon. 589.

Bryan C.E., Christopher S.J. 2004. Non-lethal monitoring of trace elements in bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium. Fort Pierce, Florida.

Bryan C.E. 2004. Non-lethal monitoring of trace elements in bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. College of Charleston Graduate Student Research Colloquium. Charleston, South Carolina.

Invited School and University Talks:
Bryan C.E. 2006. Application of the Scientific Method in Environmental Research. Triton High School Advanced Placement Environmental Science Course. Runnemede, NJ.

 
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