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Early Career Research Fellow Track 2 (Environmental Protection and Stewardship Track) - Yina Liu

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Texas A&M


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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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Human and Social

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Education and Outreach

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Dr. Yina Liu is an assistant professor of oceanography at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on understanding how natural and human-made organic compounds’ cycling affects biological and ecological processes and vice versa. These interconnected processes are important drivers for organic carbon and contaminant cycling at regional and global scales. Besides the typical organic carbon moieties (i.e., containing C, H, O, N, S, and P), she is particularly interested in compounds containing halogens due to their impact on atmospheric chemistry, carbon sequestration, and ecosystems and human health. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) constitute a diverse group of persistent halogenated compounds that have made their way into various ecosystems, including Earth’s oceans, given the widespread use in consumer products. Dr. Liu’s recent research contributes to understanding the distribution of PFAS in seawater and marine organisms in the Gulf of Mexico.


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