Zhihong Wang

Hollings Marine Laboratory
HAB Monitoring and Reference

Wang works in the NCCOS HAB Monitoring & Reference Branch. She does method development, validation, and application of sample preparation and LC-MS methods for the analysis of marine and freshwater HAB toxins in freshwater, seawater, seafood, and marine mammals.

Wang started her HAB toxin detection career as a postdoctoral fellow in Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, University of Maryland, working at Gulf Coast Seafood Laboratory, U.S. FDA in 2001, where she reported a full spectrum of brevetoxin metabolites in oysters by LC-MS/MS analysis with her coworkers. She became a contractor of the NCCOS HAB program in 2003 and a federal employee in 2021. She sets up LC-MS methods for almost all the HAB marine biotoxins, recently she developed and validated sample preparation and LC-MS/MS methods with high sensitivity for fast screening, identification, and quantification of microcystins and nodularins in both freshwater and seawater with the support of her coworkers. She makes efforts in combining sample preparation and LC-MS method as a whole for biotoxins detection with consistent instrumental sensitivity.

Wang received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Chemistry from Xiamen University, P. R. China, in 1991, Master of Science degree in Marine Environmental Chemistry from the Third Institute of Oceanography, the State Oceanic Administration of China in 1994, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry from Mississippi State University in 2000.


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