Matt Zwiernik

Assistant Professor, Environmental Toxicology

Matt Zwiernik
3270D Anthony Hall

Phone: (517) 353-9518

 

Affiliations

  • Assistant professor at the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Adjunct assistant professor of Zoology in the College of Natural Science
  • Project Leader

Education

  • BS, Michigan State University, 1989, biology and biochemistry
  • PhD, Michigan State University, environmental toxicology

Responsibility

Research

Environmental toxicology, both screening level and baseline ecological risk assessment approaches including the identification of contaminants and receptors of concern, site-specific data collection and analysis, derivation of toxicity reference values, risk characterization, and development of risk based clean up levels. Specializations include investigations utilizing top avian species including the great horned owl, osprey, bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, wood duck, tree swallow, house wren, eastern bluebird and American robin. Additional expertise includes applied environmental microbiology, identification and evaluation of intrinsic bioremediation, fate and transport modeling, geochemical and biogeochemical processes and molecular biology.