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Dr. Geoffrey I. Scott is an environmental toxicologist. Currently, he serves as Director of NOAA’s Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research (CCEHBR) in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his PhD degree in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina in 1979. Dr. Scott has been associated with NOAA for more than 23 years before which he was affiliated with University of South Carolina as an associate professor from 1984-1990. He was the Director of Toxicology program in Wide Awake Landing Laboratory, Columbia for 4 years. Dr. Scott also served as an Aquatic Toxicologist in Bears Bluff Field Station, Wadmalaw Island from 1975 to 1980. Dr. Scott has served on numerous advisory panels to government and industry including: (1) the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference, which regulates the harvesting , processing and shipment of molluscan shellfish in the U.S.; (2) EPA’s Advisory Board, Panel on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals; (3) EPA’s Food Quality Protection Act Board, Scientific Panel Member on Genetically Modified Crops and on Atrazine Risk Assessment for Freshwater Areas of the US; (4) EPA’s Environmental Technology Verification Program, Water Stakeholder Committee Member; (5) SC Governor’s Primary Health Care Task Force; (6) the SC Coastal Pesticide Advisory Committee; (7) United Nations Gulf of Guinea Large Marine Ecosystem Team Member; (8) Research Delegation Exchange with the Black Sea Research Institute; (9) Think Tec Board Member Greater Charleston Chamber of Commerce; and (10) Chairman, Bluffton Technical Advisory Committee on Water Quality.

Research Interest

Marine environment, Marine ecology

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