Department of Biology
Nancy Eufemia Dalman
Biology 3240 (Cell Biology)
Biology 4030 (Ecotoxicology)br /> Biology 4226 (Field Research)
Biology 4460 (Marine Biology)
Biology 4461 (Marine Field Lab)
I am an environmental biochemical toxicologist by training. What this unwieldy title means is that I am interested in organisms’ innate biochemical defense mechanisms against man – made and natural toxic chemicals. I am also interested in how organisms respond to environmental changes and the effect this change has on their ability to cope with toxicant exposure. Currently I have two projects loosely related to the field of environmental toxicology. One project examines the effects of tire mulch run – off on early embryonic development in amphibians. A second project involving the hardy estuarine fish, the killifish, looks at the combined effects of salinity change and heavy metal toxicant exposure on fish respiration rate.
After living on both left and right coasts, traveling in Europe, Asia and Central America, rock climbing up El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, and racing my mountain bike for 24 continuous hours, I’ve settled in Dahlonega with my husband, son, two dogs and two cats.