Dr. Judith Weis is a Professor of Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, Newark Campus. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and MS and PhD from New York University. She served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University. She was a AAAS/American Society of Zoologists Congressional Science Fellow with the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She served for two years as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, and has been a visiting scientist at U.S. [http:www.epa.gov Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)]. Her research focuses on estuarine ecology and ecotoxicology, and she has published over 150 refereed papers, focusing mainly on stresses in the estuarine environment, and their effects on organisms, populations and communities. Much of her research has been focused on estuaries in the NY/NJ Harbor area. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and has served on numerous advisory committees for the U.S. EPA. She has been a member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council, and serves on the National Sea Grant Review Panel of NOAA. She has been on the Boards of Directors of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), and the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). She was the Chair of the Biology Section of AAAS in 2000, and was the President of AIBS in 2001.
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