Natalie K. Karouna-Renier
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Fax: 301-497-5624Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the leader of the Molecular Toxicology Laboratory at PWRC. My research interests and projects are directed towards understanding the effects of chemical and non-chemical stressors on wildlife and fish, primarily at the molecular and biochemical level. My current research focuses on the development and application of novel molecular and non-molecular techniques for assessing the effects of contaminants on wildlife.
Ph.D., Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. 2002.
M.S., Toxicology, University of Maryland, 1996.
B.A., Biology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. 1989.
|Areas of Expertise/Interest:
Aquatic and wildlife toxicology; genomic indicators of ecological and environmental health.
Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Best Poster Award
1) Multigenerational, multi species assessment of endocrine disrupting effects of trenbolone.
2) Biochemical indicators of contaminant exposure in tree swallows from the Great Lakes region.
3) Profiling mercury response genes in birds as an indicator of species sensitivity..
4) Identification of non-destructive biomarkers of genotoxic effects in wildlife.
5) Species identification using molecular techniques.
Pinkney, A. E., J. C. Harshbarger, N. K. Karouna-Renier, K. Jenko, L. Balk, H. Skarphinsdóttir, B. Liewenborg, and M. A. Rutter. 2011. Tumor prevalence and biomarkers of genotoxicity in brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) in Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Science of the Total Environment online October 11. abstract
Karouna-Renier, N. K., R. A. Snyder, T. Lange, S. Gibson, J. G. Allison, M. E. Wagner, K. R. Rao. 2011. Largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) as vectors of contaminants to human consumers in northwest Florida. Marine Environmental Research 72(3):96-104. abstract
Karouna-Renier, N. K. and D. W. Sparling. 1997. Toxicity of stormwater treatment pond sediments to Hyallela azteca (Amphipoda). Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 58(4):550-557. preview
Sparling, D. W., M. Gustafson, P. Klein, and N. Karouna-Renier. 1997. Toxicity of white phosphorus to waterfowl: acute exposure in mallards. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 33(2):187-197. abstract
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