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Michael S Gross

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).