Jeffery "Jeff" Steevens, Ph.D.

Biography

Dr. Jeffery A. Steevens is a Research Toxicologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center for the US Geological Survey in Columbia, MO.  His research activities focus on assessing the bioavailability and toxicity of environmental contaminants in water and sediments.  One of his current responsibilities is leading a multi-disciplinary team to determine the toxicity of contaminants of interest to the Department of Interior including algal toxins, metals, and major ions.  Prior to working at the USGS, Dr. Steevens was a toxicologist with the US Army Corps of Engineers and led research using a life cycle approach to managing risks of nanotechnologies.  Dr. Steevens represents the USGS as a member of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee and the Nanotechnology Environmental and Health Implications (NEHI) workgroup of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). 

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Mississippi, Oxford, 1999
  • B.S. in Biochemistry (Minor in Geology), University of Missouri, Columbia, 1994

Professional Experience

  • July 2016 to Present. Supervisory Research Toxicologist, USGS, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, MO
  • February 2009 to July 2016. Army Senior Scientist (ST) in Biotechnology, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
  • March 2003 to February 2009. Team Leader, Research Biologist, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Team, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
  • April 1999 to March 2003. Research Biologist, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk Team
  • U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS
  • August 1994 to April 1999. Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Toxicology Research Program, Department of Pharmacology, University of Mississippi, University, MS
  • May 1992 to August 1994. Undergraduate Research Assistant, Toxicology Laboratories, USFWS, Contaminant Research Center, Columbia, MO

Affiliations

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 1993 – present
  • Mid-South Chapter, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 1996 – present
  • Society of Toxicology, 1995 – present
  • American Chemical Society, 1999-present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Mississippi, Environmental Toxicology Research Program, School of Pharmacy and National Center for Natural Pharmaceutical Research, 2007-current
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Florida, Department of Biology, 2009-2012
  • Society for Risk Analysis, 2005 – 2008
  • Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas, Institute of Applied Sciences.  2002-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Jackson State University, Department of Biology.  2003-2008