Justin Scott, Ph.D. student
Major advisor: Jason Belden and Matteo Minghetti
Aquatic Toxicity, In-vitro/In-vivo Toxicology
B.S. 2016, Oklahoma State University
My research aims to develop methods for aquatic toxicity testing utilizing primary fish gill cells as alternatives to live fish assays to determine toxicity and bioavailability of pollutants dissolved or dispersed in water. Importantly, this procedure is able to drastically reduce the cost of current tests and the amount of living test specimens used on a regular basis. The main objective of my research will be to compare sensitivity and efficiency of in-vitro to in-vivo assays through various exposures to common toxicants found in whole effluent samples.