Plastic Pollution Working Group Members

Faculty

William Eward

William Eward

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
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Dr. Will Eward is a physician-scientist at Duke University where he specializes in the treatment and study of Sarcoma. As a dual DVM-MD with expertise in comparative models of cancer, Will serves as Executive Director of the Duke University Comparative Oncology Group. Although his lab primarily studies cancer, they are very interested in plastic waste because it can perpetuate carcinogens in the environment. Will’s research includes how we can transform plastic waste into a biodegradable substrate. Will is a team leader for the Bass Connections team on Bioremediation of Plastic Pollution to Conserve Marine Biodiversity.

Nishad Jayasundara

Nishad Jayasundara

Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Health
Nicholas School of the Environment
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My lab is interested in micro and nano plastic toxicity to aquatic organisms, with a particular focus on fish.