Emily Bonner | Environmental Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Ms. Emily Bonner | Environmental Chemistry | Best Researcher Award

Ms, Oregon State University, United States

👩‍🔬Emily Bonner, MS, is a dedicated Toxicology PhD Candidate at Oregon State University with a keen focus on evaluating chemical exposures, particularly in firefighting contexts. Her research spans the use of innovative passive sampling techniques to assess firefighter and community exposures, alongside developing interventions to enhance personal protective equipment (PPE) effectiveness. With a solid foundation in analytical chemistry and statistics, Emily excels in data analysis and research translation, effectively communicating findings to diverse stakeholders. Her leadership roles in academic organizations and extensive outreach efforts underscore her commitment to advancing public health and safety.🌟





📚Academic History

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 2019 – 2024 (anticipated)

  • Ph.D. in Toxicology, Statistics minor
  • Concurrent M.S., Toxicology (2021)
    Thesis: “Evaluating Firefighter and Community Chemical Exposures Using Passive Sampling”
    Advisor: Dr. Kim Anderson

Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 2016 – 2019

  • BS, Biochemistry (with distinction), summa cum laude
  • Renee Crown University Honors Program
    Thesis: “An Exploration of Ruthenium Catalyzed Alder ene Reactions”
    Advisor: Dr. Nancy Totah

💼Relevant Skills

Relevant Research Experience

  • NIEHS Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Oregon State University
  • NIEHS P42 Superfund Hazardous Substances Research Trainee, Oregon State University
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University
  • Undergraduate Honors Researcher, Syracuse University

Oregon State University, Food Safety and Environmental Stewardship Lab

  • Doctoral Research
    • Skills: Organization of complex sampling campaigns, communication, data management, analytical chemistry techniques, community-engaged research.
    • Projects: Evaluating firefighter and community chemical exposures, characterizing exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in an industrial community.

Syracuse University, Totah Lab

  • Undergraduate Honors Research
    • Studied regioselectivity of the Ruthenium-catalyzed Alder ene reaction, culminating in an honors thesis.

Additional Lab/Software Skills

  • Cell culture, gel electrophoresis, PCR, protein modeling, etc.


  • Multiple awards and grants for research excellence and dedication.

🎓 This academic history demonstrates a strong background in biochemistry and toxicology, complemented by extensive research experience and recognition for outstanding academic achievements.

Publications Top Notes 📝

  1. Title: Silicone passive sampling used to identify novel dermal chemical exposures of firefighters and assess PPE innovations
    • Authors: Bonner, E.M., Horn, G.P., Smith, D.L., Adams, K.T., Anderson, K.A.
    • Journal: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
    • Year: 2023
    • Volume: 248
    • Pages: 114095
    • Citations: 5


  1. Title: Firefighter exposures to potential endocrine disrupting chemicals measured by military-style silicone dog tags
    • Authors: Poutasse, C.M., Haddock, C.K., Poston, W.S.C., Hoffman, P.D., Anderson, K.A.
    • Journal: Environment International
    • Year: 2022
    • Volume: 158
    • Pages: 106914
    • Citations: 8


  1. Title: The chemistry and toxicology of vaping
    • Authors: Bonner, E., Chang, Y., Christie, E., Wilson, L.B., Tanguay, R.L.
    • Journal: Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    • Year: 2021
    • Volume: 225
    • Pages: 107837
    • Citations: 30