Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Staff
Title: Research Chemist
EPA Division: Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division
EPA Branch: Chemical Exposure Research Branch
Improvement and protection of human heath and the environment through environmental research; development, use, and evaluation of microbial methods for detection of bacteria and determine the pathogenicity of bacteria in water; drinking water methods; and quality assurance.
- Ph.D. Chemistry, American University, 2002
- B.A. Biology, Elms College, 1995
- Research Chemist, USEPA, NERL-CERB, Cincinnati, OH, 2005–Present
- Research Chemist, Federal Postdoctoral Fellowship, USEPA, NERL-CERB, Cincinnati, OH, 2003–2005
- Grantee, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), US EPA, Cincinnati, OH, 2002–2003
- Student Researcher, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, 2002–2003
- Research Assistant and Lab Manager, National Institute of Health (NIH), Rockville, MD, 2000–2001
- Research Assistant and Lab Manager, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 1996–2000
- Research Assistant, Department of Biology, College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA 1994–1995
Professional Societies and Affiliations:
- American Chemical Society
Select Awards and Honors:
- USEPA STAA Award, Honorable Mention, 2008
- Ph.D. Fellowship, National Science Foundation, American University, 1996–2002
- Transfer Scholarship, Our Lady of the Elms College, 1993–1995
- O’Connell, K. Stelma, G. Vesper, S. Mistry, J. King, D, Pfaller, S., and Donohue, M., Legionella pneumophila in the engineered environment. 110th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), New Orleans, May 21-24, 2011.
- Donohue, M. O’Connell K. Vesper S. Mistry J. Stelma G. King D. and Pfaller S., Pathogen (Legionella pneumophila) and Indicators: Do they have anything in common? 111th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), New Orleans, May 21-24, 2011.
- Donohue, M, Mistry JH, Stelma G. O’Connell K. and Byrne J., Is there a place for the use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) in environmental microbiological analyses? 110th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), San Diego, CA, May 23–27, 2010.
Maura J. Donohue
Microbiological Chemical Exposure Assessment Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268