Pete Key, PhD

Toxicology Program Lead
Hollings Marine Laboratory

Key works on many projects ranging from developing crustacean life cycle tests for screening contaminants to investigating effects of oil spill dispersants on sensitive estuarine species. He also supports the Director and Associate Director of the RESTORE Science Program by providing technical and logistical support for funded projects and upcoming funding opportunities.

Key has a BS in Biology from Clemson University and an MS and PhD in Environmental Health from the University of South Carolina.


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