Dr Nathaniel Clark
Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Analytical Chemistry
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Weekend Technician for Fish and Rodent Facilities
BSc. (Hons) Marine Biology and Oceanography
MRes. Marine Biology
Ph.D. in Toxicology (2019). My thesis had three aims:
1. Investigate the dietary bioavailability and bioaccumulation of nanomaterials in fish using ex vivo and in vivo experiments.
2. Development of a suitable extraction protocol for nano silver from tissues, with subsequent quantification using single particle ICP-MS.
3. An assessment of the bioavailability of nano silver to the mammalian gut.
Particle toxicology and chemistry (microplastics and nanomaterials)
Fish physiology and toxicology
Dietary accumulation/uptake in fish and rodents
Extraction of dissolved metals, metallic nanoparticles and nanoplastics from tissues
Quantification using single particle ICP-MS
Contaminant leaching from food using in vitro/in chemico digestibility assays
Species read across and tiered chemical testing strategies in line with the 3R's
Comparative vertebrate physiology
Grants & contracts
I currently work on two projects:
1. Current and Future Effects of Microplastics on Marine Shelf Ecosystems (MINIMISE) - NERC funded.
2. NanoHarmony - EU funded.
Key publications are highlightedJournals