Maggie Broadwater, PhD

Program Manager
Hollings Marine Laboratory
Competitive Research Program

Broadwater is a Program Manager in the NCCOS Competitive Research Program (CRP). As part of the CRP’s Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) team, she manages projects across the ECOHAB, MERHAB, PCMHAB, and HAB event response funding programs.

Broadwater worked as a research scientist in the Marine Forensics and Marine Biotoxins Programs in Charleston, SC before joining the Competitive Research Program’s Harmful Algal Blooms team in 2018. Her experience includes lipid chemistry, machine learning and bioinformatics approaches for data analysis, toxin detection using bioassays and analytical methods, and evaluating the effects of algal blooms and marine toxins in the coastal environment. She currently serves as a NOAA advisor to the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference’s Laboratory and Biotoxins Committees and represents the U.S. on the IOC’s Intergovernmental Panel for Harmful Algal Blooms.

Broadwater earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the College of Charleston and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Medical University of South Carolina.


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