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Principal Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Brighton

I have spent more than 15 years working as a researcher in various Aquatic Ecotoxicology groups around the world and then decided to accept a Lecturer position at the University of Brighton, in 2012. My research interests focus on the biological effects of various classes of aquatic environmental stressors, contaminants in particular, at cellular and molecular level - functional ecotoxicology. The key challenge is to understand and define the mechanisms of action of newly emerged contaminats (pharmaceuticals, microplastics, personal care products) that can negatively impact the health and physiology of marine organisms, and moreover, the potential for climate change to alter these responses.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology, University of Brighton


  • 2003 
    Univ for Agricultural Studies, Bucharest, Romania, PhD in Veterinary Medicine (with a thesis in Marine Ecotoxicology)