Dr. Susanne Brander has been faculty at Oregon State University since 2017, after moving from a the University of North Carolina, Wilmington where she was faculty for 4 years. Brander's research encompasses the fields of toxicology, endocrinology, and ecology; integrating molecular approaches with measurements at the organism and population level. Brander's main focus is on the effects of stressors such as emerging pollutants, plastics, and changing climate on aquatic organisms, but her research and teaching also spans the links between ecological and human health. She has a Ph.D. in Toxicology and Pharmacology from UC Davis (2011), and an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University (2005). Although Brander has worked in academia for the past six and a half years, following completion of an M.S. and prior to pursuing a Ph.D. she worked in industry as an Environmental Analyst and Project Scientist at Weston Solutions, Inc. She has also worked briefly in the non-profit industry. Her research is currently funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Science Foundation. She has presented on plastic pollution to the legislature in Salem and on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.