Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Ecotoxicologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
Biography: Dr. Mark Jankowski is an ecotoxicologist at the US Environmental Protection Agency with a strong focus on assessing the effects of pollutants on salmonids in the Pacific Northwest. Much of his work is regulatory in nature, however some current recent research includes the incorporation of "omics" based tools into questions of susceptibility of organisms to metals. Given his background and interest in immunology and infectious diseases in birds, his work at Michigan State University has been as a collaborator with Dr. Jen Owen on an avian influenza project. His past positions have included ecotoxicologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Wildlife Disease Investigator with the US Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, WI. He earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a Masters in Public Health from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Environmental Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.