Ecotoxicology Internship

Internship Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Toyoda

Mote’s Ecotoxicology Program studies how natural toxins and man-made chemicals affect the health of marine ecosystems, wildlife, and humans. Current research projects investigate the fate and effects of red tide toxins in the environment and explore mitigation strategies to minimize harm cause by red tide blooms. Ecotoxicology combines chemistry, biology, and ecology and interns will have the opportunity for both wet lab and bench work involving chemical extractions, organism toxicity assays, shellfish exposures, and cell culture assays. Routine lab maintenance and good laboratory practices are expected.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with possible long hours on occasion.