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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Faculty | Steven J. Christopher, Ph.D.

Steven J. Christopher, Ph.D.

Research Interest:
Active areas of research include development of hyphenated analytical methods for studying anthropogenic organometallic
compounds in the marine environment using gas and liquid chromatography interfaced to inductively coupled plasma mass
spectrometry. Development of novel methods for quantitative determination of metalloproteins that play a role in health
and disease of marine organisms and humans. Studies involving the fate and transport of mercury and its impact on the marine environment through various long-term monitoring initiatives involving sentinel species including terrapins and marine animals.

Selected Publications:
1.  Bienfang, P., De Carlo, E. H., Christopher, S. J., DeFelice, S., Moeller, P. Trace Element Concentrations in Coastal Hawaiian Waters (2008 Submitted), Marine Chemistry

2.  Bryan, C.E., Christopher, S.J., Schwacke, L., McFee, W., Wells R. S. Examining the Utility of Skin as a Non-Lethal Monitoring Tissue for Trace Elements in Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus (2008 Submitted), Journal of Environmental Monitoring

3.  Davis W. C., Point D., Day R. D., Christopher S. J., Long S. E., Comparison of Quantification Methods for the Determination of Mercury Species in SRM 966 Toxic Metals in Bovine Blood. (2008 Submitted), Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

4.  Point D., Ignacio Garcia Alanso, J., Davis W. C., Christopher S. J., Guichard A., Donard O. F. X., Turk G. C., Wise S. A. Consideration and Influence of Complexed Forms of Mercury Species on the Reactivity Patterns Determined by Speciated Isotope Dilution Model Approaches: A Case for Natural Biological Reference Materials. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 2008, 23, 385-396

5.  Blanvillain, G., Schwenter, J. A., Day, R. D., Point, D., Christopher, S. J., Roumillat, W. A., Owens, D. W. Diamondback Terrapins, Malaclemys Terrapin, as a Sentinel Species for Monitoring Mercury Pollution of Estuarine Systems in South Carolina dnd Georgia, USA. Env. Tox. and Chem. 2007, 26 no. 7, 1441-1450

Steven J. Christopher, Ph.D.

Steven J. Christopher, Ph.D.

Research Chemist
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Ph.D. Clemson University

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