Dr Daniele De Almeida Miranda
I am a postdoctoral researcher investigating the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl compounds (PFAS) in fish and food webs from the Great Lakes. I work under the mentorship of Dr. Gary Lamberti and Dr. Graham Peaslee (ND Physics).
I am a biologist from the Catholic University of Salvador, Brazil (2011), during which I did an internship in environmental microbiology and in water and effluent quality in ecotoxicology laboratories. In my bachelor’s dissertation, I investigated the presence of microplastic in the stomach contents of economically important fish in two fishing colonies in Salvador - BA, Brazil. I hold a master's degree in Oceanography (Area: Abiotic Oceanography, subarea: Chemical Oceanography), from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2015), Brazil, having investigated, in my dissertation, the presence of organochlorine Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in fish commercialized in a metropolitan region of Pernambuco, Brazil.
I hold a Ph.D. in Ecology (research lines: ecotoxicology and biomonitoring) from the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil (2021), with a period of study at Stockholm, University it Sweden, where I developed extensive research focused on the degradation, dispersion, and biomagnification of PFAS in tropical environments. I have experience with gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (LC), and mass spectrometry (MS). I mainly work on the following topics: (1) marine pollution; (2) POPs in biota; (3) ecotoxicology; and (4) organic contaminants in aquatic environments."