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Environmental Toxicology for Environmental Quality

Seminar speaker Dr. Frannie Nilsen
Friday, September 01, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Frannie Nilsen, PhD, NC Department of Environmental Quality
Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Seminar Series

In this presentation, Dr. Frannie Nilsen will give an overview of the field of environmental toxicology's distillation process for environmental regulation and protection. She will include some of the projects that she is involved with that were either designed to support regulatory development or are part of the enforcement of environmental regulations.

About the speaker: Dr.Frannie Nilsen is the lead Environmental Toxicologist at the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality with experience in a wide range of environmental disciplines and a passion for environmental stewardship. Frannie started her career in toxicology with NOAA's marine mammal response program across the Hawaiian Islands. Her Master's Degree involved researching the effects of plastic pollution on endangered seabirds in the North Pacific Ocean. Her doctoral work took her to South Carolina where she investigated the sublethal effects of mercury exposure on alligators at the National Institute of Standard and Technology Hollings Marine Lab and the Medicinal University of South Carolina. When she came to North Carolina, she joined the EPA to combine environmental exposures and genetic predisposition to determine children's health outcomes. Today she uses all these experiences to communicate environmental issues to policy makers and protect North Carolina.
This seminar will be held in Field Auditorium (room 1112), Grainger Hall.
Visit the seminar website for a livestream link to tune in virtually.
Both attendance options are free and open to all!