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Marie DeLorenzo

NOAA/National Ocean Service, Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research

Address: 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.460.9685


Ph.D., 1997, Clemson University
M.S., 1994, Penn State University

Research Interests

  • Environmental toxicology, physiology, and microbiology

Current and planned research projects

  • effects and mechanisms of pesticide toxicity on estuarine organisms
  • toxicity effects of and development of antibiotic resistant bacteria resulting from pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment
  • effects of climate variations on contaminant toxicity
  • effects of oil and oil spill dispersants on estuarine organisms


  • Garcia, R.N., Chung, K.W., Key, P.B., Burnett, L., Coen, L., DeLorenzo, M.E. (In Press) Interactive effects of mosquito control insecticide toxicity, hypoxia and elevated CO2 on larval and juvenile Eastern oysters and hard clams. Arch. Environ. Cont. Toxicol.
  • DeLorenzo, M.E., Key, P.B., Chung, K.W., Sapozhnikova, Y., Fulton, M.H. (2013). Comparative toxicity of pyrethroid insecticides to two estuarine crustacean species, Americamysis bahia and Palaemonetes pugio. Environmental Toxicology.
  • DeLorenzo, M.E., Chung, K.W., Key, P.B., Fulton, M.H. (2012). Mixture toxicity of crude oil and Corexit® 9500 to estuarine organisms. International Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering Research (IJESER). 3(3):161-169.
  • DeLorenzo, M.E., Danese, L.E., Baird, T.D. (2013) Influence of increasing temperature and salinity on herbicide toxicity in estuarine phytoplankton. Environmental Toxicology. 28(7):359-371.
  • Parent, L., DeLorenzo, M.E., Fulton, M.H. (2011). Effects of the synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, permethrin, on two estuarine fish species Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B. 46:615–622.