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Ecosystems Research

Timothy W. Collette

My research has been directed primarily at developing and applying spectroscopic tools for solving difficult environmental problems.  Since 2005, my work has focused on the use of metabolomics to inform chemical exposure assessments.  We develop metabolomic techniques and apply them to discover exposure biomarkers, characterize the important temporal aspects of these exposures, and define characteristics of exposures to which organisms can compensate.  An important element of this research is discovering how key initiating exposure events are linked to whole-organism adverse outcomes and then assessing the extent to which these linkages are conserved across species.

Biographical Information

Name: Timothy W. Collette
Title: Research Chemist

Contact Info:

Ecosystems Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
960 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605-2700

Telephone: 706-355-8211
email: collette.tim@epa.gov


Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Georgia, 1985
B.S. Chemistry, Berry College, 1981

Professional Experience

Research Chemist, USEPA, ORD, NERL-ERD, Athens, GA 1985–Present

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Selected Awards and Honors

USEPA, STAA  Award, 2008
USEPA, STAA Award, 2007
USEPA, Gold Medal for Exceptional Service, 2006
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Mission Award, PFOA Workgroup, 2004
USEPA, Bronze Medal for Commendable Service, 2004
USEPA, Bronze Medal for Commendable Service, 2004
USEPA, Commendation from the Office of Acquisition Management, 2004
USEPA, STAA Award,  2002-2004
USEPA, STAA Award, 2002 

Publications and Presentations

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