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Robert W. Flick

I have been involved in searching for molecular markers of exposure using a variety of techniques. I am interested in the interplay among organisms, chemical stressors, and the nonchemical physical environment. Because the natural environment is complex, I am interested in how markers of exposure are modulated by environmental factors; that is, how the expression of markers changes in the presence of environmental variability. I am also interested in how non-chemical stressors interact with chemical stressors, as nonchemical stressors pose a widespread threat to aquatic environments. My recent research has involved factors affecting the expression of vitellogenin in fathead minnows upon exposure to estrogenic compounds.

Biographical Information

Name: Robert W. Flick
Title: Research Biologist

Contact Info:

Ecological Exposure Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (MD579)
Cincinnati, OH 45268

Phone: 513-569-7394


  • M.A. in Zoology, 1992, Southern Illinois University
  • B.A. in Biology, 1987, Ball State University

Professional Experience:

  • Research Biologist, USEPA, ORD/NERL, 2001 to Present
  • Adjunct Instructor, Cincinnati State Community College, 1997 to 2002
  • Research Assistant, Cincinnati Children's Medical Hospital, Department of Developmental Biology, 1997 to 2001
  • Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati, Department of Cell Biology, 1995 to 1997

Selected Awards and Honors

  • USEPA, Scientific and Technological Achievement Award Honorable Mention, 2005
  • USEPA/ORD, Bronze Medal for Commendable Service, 2003

Publications and Presentations

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