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Early Career Research Fellow - Amina Schartup

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


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Education and Outreach

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Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Schartup is an Assistant Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California San Diego. Before joining SIO in 2019, she was a Research Associate at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Schartup was also a 2017-2019 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the NSF Office of Polar Program–Arctic Section where she developed a federal guidance document on pursuing ethical research in the Arctic. Dr. Schartup received a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Connecticut. She holds an M.S. in Geochemistry from l’Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris-Université Paris VII and a B.S in Chemistry from the UFR Biomedicale-Université Paris V. Dr. Schartup’s research lies at the intersection of marine biogeochemistry and human health. Specifically, she uses modeling and experimental tools to understand how mercury cycles in aquatic environments and accumulates in fish people like to eat. Dr. Schartup is a recipient of the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship, awarded in “recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to her field”.


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