Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

REU Mentor Profile
Michael Gonsior, Ph.D.

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory

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My research interests are largely focused on Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) and its chromophoric or light-absorbing component (CDOM). DOM is the most dynamic, very complex and least characterized component of the global carbon cycle and its molecular composition remains largely unknown. New analytical capabilities to analyze the molecular composition of DOM became online in recent years and are applied in my lab to shed light on the molecular diversity and reactivity of extremely complex DOM in aquatic environments such as streams, estuaries, including the Chesapeake Bay and the open ocean. My research also has expanded into the photo-chemical fate of personal care products and pharmaceutical compounds in fresh- and coastal waters.

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