Curriculum Vitae

Peer-Reviewed Publications (*indicates Dr. Usenko as corresponding author)

22 Oziolor EM, Bigorgne E, Aguilar L, Usenko S, Matson CW,(2014) Evolved resistance to PCB- and PAH-induced cardiac teratogenesis, and reduced CYP1A activity in Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) populations from the Houston Ship Channel, Texas. Aquatic Toxicology.

21  Aguilar L, William SE, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2014) High‐throughput screening of PCDD/Fs and PCBc in sediment: Development and application of a novel method for high‐throughput determination of PCDD/Fs and PCBs in sediments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.

20 Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Subedi B, Sanders R, Usenko S* (2013) Selective pressurized liquid extraction of pesticides, PCBs, and PBDEs in a whale earplug (earwax): A novel method for analyzing organic contaminants in lipid-rich matrices. Journal of Chromatography A 1319, 14-20.

19 Subedi B, Aguilar L, William SE, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2013) Selective Pressurized Liquid Extraction Technique Capable of Analyzing Dioxins, Furans, and PCBs in Clams and Crab Tissue. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology, 1-6.

18  Trumble SJ, Robinson EM, Berman-Kowalewski M, Potter CW, Usenko S* (2013) Blue whale earplug reveals lifetime contaminant exposure and hormone profiles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110 (42), 16922-16926.

17  Usenko CY, Robinson EM, Bruce ED, Usenko S* (2013) Uptake and Metabolism of Individual Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Congeners by Embryonic Zebrafish. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32(5):1153-1160.

16  Furman O, Usenko S, Lau BLT (2013) Relative Importance of the Humic and Fulvic Fractions of Natural Organic Matter in the Aggregation and Deposition of Silver Nanoparticles. Environmental Science & Technology 47(3):1349-1356.

15  Trumble SJ, Robinson EM, Noren SR, Usenko S*, Davis J, Kanatous SB (2012) Assessment of legacy and emerging persistent organic pollutants in Weddell seal tissue (Leptonychotes weddellii) near McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Sci Total Environ 439:275-283.

14  Subedi B Usenko S* (2012) Enhanced pressurized liquid extraction technique capable of analyzing polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorodibenzofurans, and polychlorobiphenyls in fish tissue. Journal of Chromatography A 1238:30-37.

13  Subedi B, Du BW, Chambliss CK, Koschorreck J, Rudel H, Quack M, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2012) Occurrence of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in German Fish Tissue: A National Study. Environmental Science & Technology 46(16):9047-9054.

12  Usenko CY, Robinson EM, Usenko S, Brooks BW, Bruce ED (2011) PBDE Developmental Effects on Embryonic Zebrafish. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(8):1865-1872.

11  Subedi B, Mottaleb MA, Chambliss CK, Usenko S* (2011) Simultaneous analysis of select pharmaceuticals and personal care products in fish tissue using pressurized liquid extraction combined with silica gel cleanup. Journal of Chromatography A 1218(37):6278-6284.

10  Genualdi SA, Hageman KJ, Ackerman LK, Usenko S, Simonich SLM (2011) Sources and Fate of Chiral Organochlorine Pesticides in Western Us National Park Ecosystems. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30(7):1533-1538.

9    Usenko S, Smonich SLM, Hageman KJ, Schrlau JE, Geiser L, Campbell DH, Appleby PG, Landers DH (2010) Sources and Deposition of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Western US National Parks. Environmental Science & Technology 44(12):4512-4518.

8    Landers DH, Simonich SM, Jaffe D, Geiser L, Campbell DH, Schwindt A, Schreck C, Kent M, Hafner W, Taylor HE, Hageman K, Usenko S, Ackerman L, Schrlau J, Rose N, Blett T, Erway MM (2010) The Western Airborne Contaminant Assessment Project (WACAP): An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of the Impacts of Airborne Contaminants in Western US National Parks. Environmental Science & Technology 44(3):855-859.

7    Fulton BA, Brain RA, Usenko S, Back JA, Brooks BW (2010) Exploring Lemna Gibba Thresholds to Nutrient and Chemical Stressors: Differential Effects of Triclosan on Internal Stoichiometry and Nitrate Uptake across a Nitrogen:Phosphorus Gradient. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(10):2363-2370.

6    Ramirez AJ, Brain RA, Usenko S, Mottaleb MA, O’Donnell JG, Stahl LL, Wathen JB, Snyder BD, Pitt JL, Perez-Hurtado P, Dobbins LL, Brooks BW, Chambliss CK (2009) Occurrence of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Fish: Results of a National Pilot Study in the United States. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(12):2587-2597.

5    Mottaleb MA, Usenko S, O’Donnell JG, Ramirez AJ, Brooks BW, Chambliss CK (2009) Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry screening methods for select UV filters, synthetic musks, alkylphenols, an antimicrobial agent, and an insect repellent in fish. Journal of Chromatography A 1216(5):815-823.

4    Fulton BA, Brain RA, Usenko S, Back JA, King RS, Brooks BW (2009) Influence of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Concentrations and Ratios on Lemna Gibba Growth Responses to Triclosan in Laboratory and Stream Mesocosm Experiments. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(12):2610-2621.

3    Dobbins LL, Usenko S, Brain RA, Brooks BW (2009) Probabilistic Ecological Hazard Assessment of Parabens Using Daphnia Magna and Pimephales Promelas. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(12):2744-2753.

2    Usenko S, Landers DH, Appleby PG, Simonich SL (2007) Current and historical deposition of PBDEs, pesticides, PCBs, and PAHs to rocky mountain national park. Environmental Science & Technology 41(21):7235-7241.

1    Usenko S, Hageman KJ, Schmedding DW, Wilson GR, Simonich SL (2005) Trace analysis of semivolatile organic compounds in large volume samples of snow, lake water, and groundwater. Environmental Science & Technology 39(16):6006-6015.

 

Research Reports

2    Defining Biota-Sediment Accumulation Factors for the San Jacinto River Waste Pits, Texas Final Report. Usenko S, William SE, Bruce, ED, Brooks BW. 2012, presented to Texas Environmental Health Institute, Texas Department of State Health Services, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 91 p.

1    The fate, transport, and ecological impacts of airborne contaminants in Western National Parks (USA), Volume 1: U.S. Landers, D.H., Simonich, S.L., Jaffe, D.A., Geiser, L.H., Campbell, D.H., Schwindt, A.R., Schreck, C.B., Kent, M.L., Hafner, W.D., Taylor, H.E., Hageman, K.J., Usenko, S., Ackerman, L.K., Schrlau, J.E., Rose, N.L., Blett, T.F, and Erway, M.M., 2007, Environmental Protection Agency Report EPA/600/R-07/138, 348 p.

Book Chapters

Usenko S*, Subedi B, Aguilar L, Robinson E (2013) Chapter 6 – High-Throughput Analysis of PPCPs, PCDD/Fs, and PCBs in Biological Matrices Using GC–MS/MS. Comprehensive Analytical Chemistry, ed Ferrer I (Elsevier), Vol Volume 61.

Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards

  • Crystal Y. Usenko (BMS) – 2013, Best Abstract for the Society of Toxicology Lone Star Chapter
  • Daniel Stokes, David Dreier, Thomas Moore, Adrian Parr, Matthew Reid, Preston Watkins (ENV) – 2013, Outstanding Poster Presentation at Baylor University Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement.
  • Eleanor M. Robinson (TIEEES) – 2012, SETAC American Chemical Society’s Division of Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Exchange Award.
  • Crystal Usenko (BMS) – 2012, 2nd Place for Platform Presentation at Regional Society of Toxicology
  • Adelaide E. Clark (Chemistry) – 2012, NASA SARP Travel award to attend AGU Annual Fall Conference
  • Adelaide E. Clark (Chemistry) – 2012, NASA Student Airborne Research Program (SARP) Internship
  • Bikram Subedi (Chemistry) – 2012, American Chemical Society’s Division of Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award.
  • Eleanor M. Robinson (TIEEES) – 2011, American Chemical Society’s Division of Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award.
  • Eleanor M. Robinson (TIEEES) – 2011, SETAC Endowment Fund Student Travel Award at SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting.
  • Bikram Subedi (Chemistry) – 2011, 2nd Place for Platform Presentation at SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting.
  • Lissette Aguilar (TIEEES) – 2011, Minority Student Travel Award at SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting.
  • Bikram Subedi (Chemistry) – 2011, Minority Student Travel Award at SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting.
  • Bikram Subedi (Chemistry) – 2011, 2nd Place for Platform Presentation at South Central SETAC Regional Annual Meeting.
  • Lissette Aguilar (TIEEES) – 2011, 3rd Place for Platform Presentation at South Central SETAC Regional Annual Meeting.
  • Eleanor M. Robinson (TIEEES) – 2010, 1st Place Platform Presentation at South Central SETAC Regional Annual Meeting.
  • Eleanor M. Robinson (TIEEES) – 2010-2011, Stan Curry Memorial Scholarship Regional, North Texas Air and Waste Management Association.
  • Eleanor M. Robinson (TIEEES) – 2010, Student Travel Award at SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting.
  • Lissette Aguilar (TIEEES) – 2010, Student Travel Award at SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting.
  • Bikram Subedi (Chemistry) – 2010, Student Travel Award at SETAC North America 31st Annual Meeting. 
  • Lissette Aguilar (TIEEES) – 2009-2013, CONACYT: Graduate Studies Scholarship
  • Bikram Subedi (Chemistry) – 2009-2011, Franklin/McAtee Fund Graduate Students Travel Award, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Baylor University, Waco, TX.


Professional Presentations (*indicates Dr. Usenko as corresponding author)

37  Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Usenko S* (2013) Reconstruction of Pesticide, PCB, and PBDE Profiles in Gray and Blue Whale Earplugs. American Chemical Society 246th National Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, Poster Presentation.

36  Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Subedi B, Berman-Kowalewski M, Sanders R, Usenko S* (2013) Reconstruction of Chemical Profiles in Marine Ecosystems using Whale Earplugs. SETAC South-Central Regional Meeting, Clear Lake, TX, Poster Presentation.

35  Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Subedi B, Berman-Kowalewski M, Sanders R, Usenko S* (2013) Reconstruction of Contaminant Profiles in Marine Ecosystems using Whale Earplugs. SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Poster Presentation.

34  Aguilar L, Subedi B, William SE, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2013) San Jacinto River Waste Pits, Texas, Part-1: Analysis of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Furans, and Biphenyls in Surficial River Sediment. American Chemical Society 246th National Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, Poster Presentation.

33  William SE, Berninger J, Subedi B, Aguilar L, Usenko S, Brooks BW (2012) San Jacinto River Waste Pits, Texas, Part-4: Food-web Specific Patterns of Bioaccumulation for Polychlorinated Dioxins, Furans, and Biphenyls. SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation.

32  William SE, Berninger J, Subedi B, Aguilar L, Dekar M, Usenko S, Brooks BW (2012) San Jacinto River Waste Pits, Texas, Part-3: Delineation of the Aquatic Food Web of the Site. SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation.

31  Usenko CY, Robinson EM, Bruce ED, Usenko S* (2012) Simplified analytical methods for concentration and dose determination in toxicity studies. Lone Star Chapter of Society of Toxicology, Waco, TX, Poster Presentation.

30  Usenko CY, Robinson EM, Bruce ED, Usenko S* (2012) Uptake and metabolism of PBDEs in zebrafish. SETAC South-Central Regional Meeting, Waco, TX, Platform Presentation.

29  Subedi B, William SE, Berninger J, Aguilar L, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2012) San Jacinto River Waste Pits, Texas, Part-2: Polychlorinated-dioxins, Furans, and Biphenyls in Fish, Crabs, and Clams. SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation.

28  Subedi B, Aguilar L, William SE, Bruce ED, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2012) Dioxins, Furans, and PCBs in Fish, Clams, and Crabs from San Jacinto River Waste Pits. SETAC South-Central Regional Meeting, Waco, TX, Poster Presentation.

27  Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Usenko S* (2012) Reconstruction of Pesticide, PCB, and PBDE Profiles in Gray and Blue Whale Earplugs. SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation.

26  Clark A, Nallathamby P, Sheesley RJ, Usenko S* (2012) Urban Outflow Study of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers and the Bulk Carbon Fraction from Fort Worth, TX. SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation.

25  Aguilar L, Subedi B, William SE, Berninger J, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2012) San Jacinto River Waste Pits, Texas, Part-1: Analysis of Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Furans, and Biphenyls in Surficial River Sediment. SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, Poster Presentation.

24  Trumble SJ Usenko S* (2011) Anthropogenic and Physiological Data Reconstructed from Whale Earwax Plugs. 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, FL, Platform Presentation.

23  Subedi B Usenko S* (2011) Novel high-throughput pressurized liquid solid phase extraction technique capable of analyzing polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorodibenzofurans and polychlorobiphenyls in fish tissue. American Chemical Society 242nd National Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO, Platform Presentation.

22  Subedi B Usenko S* (2011) Simultaneous pressurized liquid extraction with silica, florisil, celite, carbopak, and alumina cleanup technique: polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins, polychlorodibenzofurans and polychlorobiphenyls in fish. SETAC South-Central Regional Meeting, Denton, TX, Platform Presentation.

21  Subedi B, Aguilar L, William SE, Bruce ED, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2011) Dioxins, furans and polychlorobiphenyls in fish, crabs, and clams from San Jacinto River Waste Pits. SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Platform Presentation.

20  Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Usenko S* (2011) Using Whale Earwax Plugs as a Matrix for Reconstructing Contaminant Profiles in a Marine Ecosystem. SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Platform Presentation.

19  Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Usenko S* (2011) Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Bowhead Whale Layers. SETAC Europe’s 21st Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy, Poster Presentation.

18  Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Usenko S* (2011) Reconstruction of Contaminant Profiles in Marine Ecosystems using Whale Earwax Plugs matrices. SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Poster Presentation.

17  Furman O, Usenko S, Lau BLT (2011) Aggregation and adsorption of silver nanoparticles: Effects of surface modification by humic substances. American Chemical Society 242nd National Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO, Platform Presentation.

16  Furman O, Lau BLT, Usenko S* (2011) Spatial and Temporal Mercury Fluxes in Remote Lake Sediment Cores from Western U.S. National Parks. American Chemical Society 242nd National Meeting and Exposition, Denver, CO, Platform Presentation.

15  Aguilar L Usenko S* (2011) Enhanced pressurized liquid extraction technique for dioxins, furans, and dioxin-like PCBs from sediments. SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Poster Presentation.

14  Aguilar L Usenko S* (2011) Trace Analysis of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Large-Volume Aqueous Samples. SETAC Focus Topic Meeting: Fate and Transport of Pollutants, Merida, Mexico, Platform Presentation.

13  Aguilar L Usenko S* (2011) Modified pressurized liquid extraction-cleanup technique of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans from contaminated sediments in the San Jacinto river waste pits Superfund site. SETAC Focus Topic Meeting: Fate and Transport of Pollutants, Merida, Mexico, Poster Presentation.

12  Aguilar L Usenko S* (2011) Modified pressurized liquid extraction-cleanup technique of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans from contaminated sediments in the San Jacinto river waste pits Superfund site. SETAC South-Central Regional Meeting, Denton, TX, Platform Presentation.

11  Usenko CY, Robinson EM, Usenko S, Bruce ED (2010) Simplified Analytical Methods for Concentration and Dose Determination in Toxicity Studies. SETAC North America’s 31st Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Poster Presentation.

10  Usenko CY, Robinson EM, Brooks BW, Usenko S, Bruce ED (2010) Brominated Flame Retardants: New Compounds New Problems? SETAC North America’s 31st Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Poster Presentation.

9    Subedi B, Du BW, Chambliss CK, Koschorreck J, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2010) Analysis of personal care products in German fish tissue by GC–MS/MS: a nationwide study. SETAC North America 31st National Meeting, Portland, OR, Poster Presentation.

8    Subedi B, Du BW, Chambliss CK, Koschorreck J, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2010) Analytical improvements for pharmaceutical and personal care products analysis in fish tissue. SETAC South-Central Regional Meeting, Junction, TX, Platform Presentation.

7    Subedi B, Du BW, Chambliss CK, Koschorreck J, Brooks BW, Usenko S* (2010) Analysis of personal care products in German fish tissue by GC–MS/MS: A nationwide study. SETAC South-Central Regional Meeting, Junction, TX, Poster Presentation.

6    Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Usenko S* (2010) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Bowhead Whale Blubber from the Alaskan Arctic. SETAC Europe’s 20th Annual Meeting, Seville, Spain, Poster Presentation.

5    Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Kanatous SB, Usenko S* (2010) Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in Weddell Seal Blubber and Muscle Tissue from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. SETAC North America’s 31st Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, Poster Presentation.

4    Robinson EM, Trumble SJ, Kanatous SB, Usenko S* (2010) Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds in Weddell Seal Blubber and Muscle Tissue from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. SETAC South-Central Regional Meeting, Junction, TX, Platform Presentation.

3    Aguilar L Usenko S* (2010) Trace analysis of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in large-volume aqueous samples. SETAC North America 31st National Meeting, Portland, OR, Poster Presentation.

2    Subedi B, Mottaleb MA, Chambliss CK, Usenko S* (2009) Analytical improvements for pharmaceutical and personal care products analysis in fish tissue. SETAC North America 30th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Platform Presentation.

1    Robinson EM, Young KE, Trumble SJ, Usenko S* (2009) Determination of PBDEs, Pesticides, and PCBs in Bowhead Whale Blubber. SETAC North America’s 30th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Poster Presentation.

 

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles and Webinars (Non-Peer Reviewed Publications)

4    Usenko S. has agree to present a Thermo Scientific sponsored and C&EN hosted webinar.  High-throughput analytical methods: Improvements in laboratory capacity and preparedness. To be presented in Dec. 2013.

3    Usenko S, Chemistry Advisory Group. SETAC North America 2012 Long Beach – Chemistry at SETAC: The Science and the Social. SETAC Globe. March 2012, Vol 14. Issue 3.

2    Ulrich E, Usenko S, Wong C. Chemistry Advisory Group. SETAC North America 2011 Boston – Chemistry Advisory Group Perspective. SETAC Globe. January 2012, Vol 13. Issue 1.

1    Tracking Contaminants in Whales-Using Their Earwax. 2011, Science, 334 (6062): 1479-1481.

 

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