Brett A. Poulin, Ph.D.


Position Title
Assistant Professor

  • Environmental Toxicology


  • U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, Colorado, 2016-2020
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, 2016
  • University of Colorado Boulder, M.S. Environmental Engineering, 2013
  • University of California Santa Cruz, B.S. Chemistry, 2008
  • University of California Santa Cruz, B.S. Biology, 2008


Department: Department of Environmental Toxicology

Research Interests:

Molecular and Environmental Toxicology  

Research Summary:

Environmental transformations and toxicologic pathways of  trace metal contaminants in the environment, with an emphasis on the neurotoxic element mercury.  Current areas of research investigate the detoxification pathways of mercury in wildlife.  We apply various methods (e.g., X-ray spectroscopy, stable isotopes) to understand the  internal transformations and redistribution of various forms of mercury. Research outcomes aim to  advance the understanding of the risk of mercury to wildlife and humans.


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