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Jaclyn Cañas-Carrell

Associate Professor, Associate Director, STEM Center for Outreach

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Dr. Cañas has been an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Toxicology since 2006. Her research interests include determining the fate of chemicals in the environment as well as developing analytical methods to characterize potential exposure. She is particularly interested in determining the fate and effects of manufactured nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, in a terrestrial system. Dr. Cañas is also the Director of the Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (funded by the National Institutes of Health) which supports underrepresented minority community college students that interested in science. The Program helps students to succeed in college and transfer to a four-year university. Dr. Cañas received her B.S. in Zoology in 2001 and Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology in 2005 from Texas Tech University. Her dissertation research focused on method development to determine perchlorate in various environmental media. She worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Western Ecology Division in Corvallis, Oregon prior to joining the TIEHH faculty. At EPA, she evaluated the effects of carbon nanotubes on various crop species. In 2009, Dr. Cañas received the President’s Excellence in Diversity & Equity Award.


ISISP: Integrated STEM Initiative on the South Plains




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