Gabby Black, PhD is a Chemist in the Pesticide Fate Research Group at the California Water Science Center (CAWSC).
In her work at the California Water Science Center, Dr. Black focuses on nontargeted chemical analysis to identify new, unmonitored, or toxicologically significant chemicals in the environment using High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Her projects focus on surface water, ground water, soil, sediment and biosolids and investigates compounds related to pesticide use, fertilizer application, and illegal cannabis cultivation. Dr. Black has also conducted projects measuring pesticide concentrations in complex, solid environmental matrices.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California Davis 2019-2023
Affiliate Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2013-2017
Project Manager, Carbon Cycle Institute, 2012-2014
Education and Certifications
PhD Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry, University of California Davis
BS Molecular Cell Biology, minor in Chemistry, Dominican University of California, San Rafael
Science and Products
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