I am interested in arctic marine mammal health. My research is focused on perfluorinated compounds, which are emerging environmental contaminants; the characterization and quantification of these compounds, and well as the identification of potential diseases in three otariid pinniped species, the northern fur seal, Stellar sea lion, and California sea lion. I am also interested in global transport of anthropogenic contaminants and their uptake into trophic food webs. Specifically, I am interested in marine cold water ecosystems, toxicology, marine pollution, and the ecology and morphology of marine mammals. I also have interests relating to marine natural products and algal speciation.
Cichewicz, R. H.; Clifford, L. J.; Lassen, P. R.; Cao, X.; Freedman, T. B.; Nafie, L.A.; Deschamps, J. D.; Kenyon, V. A.; Flanary, J. R. Holman, T. R.; Crews, P. Stereochemical determination and bioactivity assessment of S-(+)-curcuphenol dimers isolated from the marine sponge Didiscus aceratus and synthesized through laccase biocatalysis. Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2005, Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2005, 13, 5600-5612
Charting the Future: Building the Scientific Foundation for Mixtures Joint Toxicity and Risk Assessment, Society of Toxicology, February 16-17, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia. 2005 Contemporary Concepts in Toxicology (CCT) Meeting
Awards: AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.