Jessica K Leet, Ph.D.


Jessica Leet is a research toxicologist within the Biochemistry and Physiology branch of USGS-CERC. Her current research is on effects of environmental contaminants on fish, with an emphasis on endocrine disruption during fish development and reproduction. Typically her research involves evaluation of multiple levels of biological organization, including analysis of gene and protein expression, plasma hormones, histology, growth, and reproduction.


Ph.D. Ecotoxicology, Purdue University 2012

M.S. Toxicology and Risk Assessment, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2008

B.S. Environmental Studies, University of Central Florida 2006

Professional Experience

2015-present Research Toxicologist, US Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia MO

2014-2015 Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina Aiken, Aiken SC

2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC

2013 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN