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Maura Donohue

Title: Research Chemist

EPA Division: Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division

EPA Branch: Chemical Exposure Research Branch

Narrative:
Improvement and protection of human heath and the environment through environmental research; development, use, and evaluation of microbial methods for detection of bacteria and determine the pathogenicity of bacteria in water; drinking water methods; and quality assurance.

Education/Training:

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, American University, 2002
  • B.A. Biology, Elms College, 1995

Professional Experience:

  • Research Chemist, USEPA, NERL-CERB, Cincinnati, OH, 2005–Present
  • Research Chemist, Federal Postdoctoral Fellowship, USEPA, NERL-CERB, Cincinnati, OH, 2003–2005
  • Grantee, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), US EPA, Cincinnati, OH, 2002–2003
  • Student Researcher, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, 2002–2003
  • Research Assistant and Lab Manager, National Institute of Health (NIH), Rockville, MD, 2000–2001
  • Research Assistant and Lab Manager, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 1996–2000
  • Research Assistant, Department of Biology, College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA 1994–1995

Professional Societies and Affiliations:

  • American Chemical Society

Select Awards and Honors:

  • USEPA STAA Award, Honorable Mention, 2008
  • Ph.D. Fellowship, National Science Foundation, American University, 1996–2002
  • Transfer Scholarship, Our Lady of the Elms College, 1993–1995

Select Presentations:

  • O’Connell, K. Stelma, G. Vesper, S. Mistry, J. King, D, Pfaller, S., and Donohue, M., Legionella pneumophila in the engineered environment. 110th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), New Orleans, May 21-24, 2011.
  • Donohue, M. O’Connell K. Vesper S. Mistry J. Stelma G. King D. and Pfaller S., Pathogen (Legionella pneumophila) and Indicators: Do they have anything in common? 111th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), New Orleans, May 21-24, 2011.
  • Donohue, M, Mistry JH, Stelma G. O’Connell K. and Byrne J., Is there a place for the use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) in environmental microbiological analyses? 110th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM), San Diego, CA, May 23–27, 2010.

Published & Presented Research (1999-Present)

Contact Info:

Maura J. Donohue
Microbiological Chemical Exposure Assessment Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
26 W. Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268
Phone: 513-569-7634

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