Public Health Scientist
State of Alaska, Anchorage
Kristin Bridges is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher working in the labs of Dr. Aaron Roberts and Dr. Edward Mager at the University of North Texas. She did her undergraduate work at Texas A&M University, where she earned her B.A. in Biology and a minor in English. Kristin earned her Ph.D. in Aquatic Toxicology from the University of North Texas in 2016, during which time she researched developmental neurotoxicity in fish exposed to maternally-derived methylmercury. As a member of the RECOVER team, she will apply her knowledge of various analytical and molecular techniques to understand how different environmental factors modify the toxicity of oil to embryonic and larval stages of marine fish. At present, she is focused on the potentiation of oil toxicity by ultraviolet radiation, and amelioration by natural organic matter in the water column.