Research Grants/Fellowships/SBIR

Investigation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Chattahoochee River

EPA Grant Number: F07P21140
Title: Investigation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Chattahoochee River
Investigators: Ambrose, Terri M
Institution: Spelman College
EPA Project Officer: Boddie, Georgette
Project Period: June 27, 2007 through March 27, 2009
Project Amount: $41,500
RFA: GRO Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study (2007) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Academic Fellowships

Objective:

The water quality of the Chattahoochee River in Georgia will be explored. Water samples will be tested for the presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). EDCs will be identified and characterized. EDCs are chemical compounds that mimic hormones of the endocrine system and hinder normal body functions. This research will broaden my analytical skills as I prepare for my graduate studies in environmental toxicology with a specialty in carcinogenesis.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Health, Scientific Discipline, Endocrine Disruptors - Environmental Exposure & Risk, endocrine disruptors, Biochemistry, Endocrine Disruptors - Human Health, aquatic ecosystem, endocrine disrupting chemicals, carcinogens, toxicity