I primarily function as lab/technical support. Help and conduct genetic toxicology experimentation, including application of fluorescence microscope methods and computerized images to genetic damage scoring. I work with researchers to discuss the evolution of toxicity in erythropoietic systems of fish and in tissues of other aquatic organisms as a result of exposure to chemical stressors. I handle, deploy and retrieve hester-deny traps, collect aquatic organisms from rivers and lakes in support of ongoing research studies, and support sorting of macroinvertebrates at the Experimental Stream Facility.
Name: Paul Wernsing
Ecological Exposure Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (MD579)
Cincinnati, OH 45268
- B.A. in Biology, 1974, Gallaudet University – Washington, D.C.
- Biologist. USEPA, ORD/NERL, 2007 to Present
- Biological Science Laboratory Technician, USEPA, ORD/NERL, 1990 to 2007
Selected Awards and Honors
- USEPA/ORD/NERL/MIRB, Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, 2007
- USEPA/ORD/NERL/EERD/MIRB, OTS Award, 2007
- USEPA/ORD/NERL/EERD/MIRB, Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, 2006
- USEPA/ORD/NERL/EERD/MIRB, Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award, 2004
- USEPA/ORD/NERL/EERD/MIRB, Team Award, 2003