Michael Gross is a Research Chemist at the California Water Science Center.
My research focuses the analysis of multiclass, current-use pesticides and their metabolites in tissues (brain, kidney, liver, and muscle), plasma, and excrement. I conduct method development and validation for the extraction, clean-up, and analysis of organic contaminants in complex matrices. Ongoing studies investigate the toxicokinetics of pesticide treated seeds in model bird species following a laboratory exposure and determine the fate of pesticides and their transformation products in environmental samples. Analyses are performed using gas chromatography or liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC/MS/MS or LC/MS/MS).
2016-Present - Research Chemist, Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center
2013-2015 - Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Partnership (ISEP) Fellow, University at Buffalo
2010-2012 - Department of Chemistry Teaching Assistant, University at Buffalo
2009 - Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI), Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2008 - Department of Chemistry Summer Internship, Allegheny College
Education and Certifications
2016 - Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
2010 - B.S. in Chemistry, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA