Marianna Brown-Augustine

Up-goer summary: “Safe water for everyone to live not die”

Marianna Brown-Augustine is a second year PhD student in the Department of Nutritional Science and Toxicology. She studies the chemical toxicity of greener fuel alternatives- furans and hydrogen donors-using high throughput screening tools in aquatic species. “Computer-based estimates of eco-toxicity for newly designed chemicals are limited by inability to incorporate small structural changes to a chemical class, and lack of species-specific biological data,” Brown-Augustine says. “This study will generate needed biological data and compare it to existent computer-based models.”

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