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Jessica Meiller

Lab 2 Class Advisor in Residence
School of Education, Teaching and Health

  • Jesse Meiller is an aquatic ecologist and toxicologist. Jesse received her PhD from the University of Maryland in the Marine, Estuarine, Environmental Sciences (MEES) program after doing her undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University. She received and held an AAAS fellowship in Environmental Science Policy at the EPA. Following her fellowship, and while still at the EPA, she provided expertise in aquatic and invertebrate biology and toxicology as well as on science policy and regulatory issues. Jesse represented the US on several Expert Groups for the Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She is currently interested in educational outreach and communication initiatives of scientific principles and data into real-life applications for a variety of audiences.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Marine Ecology, University of Maryland
    BA, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
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Partnerships & Affiliations

Teaching

  • Summer 2014

    • ENVS-596 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Scientific Meth & Science Educ
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    • ENVS-596 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Scientific Meth & Science Educ
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  • Spring 2015

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

       
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    Fish & Invertebrate Ecotoxicology

       
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  • Endocrine Disruption
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    Environmental Science Policy (national, international)

       
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  • Environmental and experiential education
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    Communication of scientific principles or findings to general public

       

Grants and Sponsored Research

       
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    Meiller, JC and J Dillow.  2003.  Escape from D.C.: Retracing a path of the Underground Railroad.  Educational and residential programs for middle school students from Washington D.C. Funded by the Clarke-Winchcole Foundation.

       
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  • Meiller, JC.  2003.  Environmental Education Outreach program for elementary school students from Southwest Washington D.C. public schools.  Funded by River Park Friends.
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    Meiller, JC, J Dillow, K Walser, J Skelton.  2003.  Educational six-week summer program.  Funded by D.C. Children and Youth Investment and Trust Corporation.

       
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  • Meiller, JC, J Dillow.  2003.  Shad and herring raise and release education and restoration program in the Anacostia and Potomac River watersheds in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Anacostia Watershed Society and the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.  Funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
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    Meiller, JC and BP Bradley.  1999.  Proteome variability in oysters under metal stress. Thesis research project funded by Maryland Sea Grant (NOAA), 24 month funding.

       

Professional Presentations

       
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    Meiller, JC.  2006.  “US EPA EDSP Tiered Approach, Assay Validation, Chemical Selection, and Procedures for Implementation”.  3nd U.S.- Japan Bilateral Collaboration Meeting, 15-16 November 2006 in Kushiro, Japan.

       
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    Meiller, JC.  2005.  “Endocrine Disruption in Invertebrates: History, Regulation and Future Research” Session Chair at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) World Congress, 26th Annual Meeting 13-17 November 2005 in Baltimore, MD.

       
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  • Meiller, JC.  2005.  Mysid two-generation testing plans and chemicals.  2nd U.S.- Japan Bilateral Collaboration Meeting, 14-15 June 2005 in Honolulu, HI.
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    Meiller, JC.  2005.  Endpoints appropriate for the evaluation of endocrine disruption in aquatic invertebrates.  Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe 15th Annual Meeting, 22-26 May 2005 in Lille, France.

       
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    Meiller, JC, and LW Touart.  2004.  Considerations in designing a screening program relevant to endocrine disruption in invertebrates.  Poster presentation at 4th Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) World Congress, 25st Annual Meeting 14-18 November 2004 in Portland, Oregon.

       
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  • Meiller, JC. 2003. Environmental Education and Scientific Research.  Invited presentation at Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute with Rutgers University, March 3, 2003.
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    Meiller, JC and BP Bradley.  2001.  Field validation of specific protein indicators of metal stress in the oyster, Crassostrea virginica.  Poster presentation at European Marine Biology Symposium 17-22 September, 2001 in Menorca, Spain.

       
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    Meiller, JC and BP Bradley.  2001.  Zinc concentration effect at the organismal, cellular and subcellular levels in the Eastern Oyster.  Poster presentation at Pollutant Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO) 11th International Symposium 10-13 July 2001 in Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom.

       

Selected Publications

       
  • Tan S, Meiller J, and Mahaffey K.  2009.  The endocrine effects of mercury on humans and wildlife.  Critical Reviews in Toxicology, 39(3):228-269.
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    Mahaffey KR, Tan S, Grim C, Meiller J, and Bergfelt D.2009.  Endocrine Active Environmental Chemicals:  Broadening the Scope. In: Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and their Health Effects. Third Edition. M. Lippmann (ed). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: New Jersey; 661-701.

       

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

       
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    Environmental Science Policy Fellow, 2003-2004, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at US EPA