SETAC Announces 2012 Chris Lee Award Winner UM Ph.D. Kevin Brix

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry will present the SETAC/ICA Chris Lee Award to Kevin Brix at the its 33rd Annual Meeting, November 11–15 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Brix recently completed his Ph.D. at RSMAS and has already made exceptional contributions to the understanding of the fate and effects of metals in the environment, to the mechanistic environmental toxicology of metals, and to the improvement of environmental regulations for metals.

Brix entered UM’s PhD program in Marine Biology and Fisheries, where he was supervised by Professor Martin Grosell, in 2008. During the years 2008-2012 Brix published no less than 22 peer-reviewed papers, solidifying his reputation in the field of trace metal toxicity and environmental physiology of aquatic organisms. He was recruited, in part, through a Maytag fellowship and received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship while at the Rosenstiel School. After defending his PhD in October, Brix accepted a Postdoctoral position at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where he will continue his contributions to the field.

The SETAC/ICA Chris Lee Award, sponsored jointly by SETAC and the International Copper Association,recognizes the leadership and technical contribution of the late Chris Lee by providing up to $5,000 to a graduate student or recent graduate whose ongoing research focuses on fate and effects of metals in the environment.