Congratulations to Dr. Maria ("Marisol") Sepúlveda on her selection as a 2015 University Faculty Scholar. The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.
Dr. Sepúlveda conducts excellent research in the area of environmental toxicology and health of wild animals. Her study in ecotoxicology has a special emphasis on evaluating the sublethal effects of contaminants and other environmental stressors on the developmental and reproductive physiology of fish and wildlife. Dr. Sepúlveda’s research also focuses on understanding the effects of pollutants on reproduction and early life-stage development. Besides examining whole animal and tissue-level responses to environmental contaminants, in recent years Dr. Sepúlveda has began investigating the effects of chemicals at the sub-cellular and molecular levels.