Jessica Reiner

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Address: Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort Johnson Road
Phone: 843.460.9894


Ph.D. Environmental Chemistry, 2007, State University of New York, Albany
B.S. Chemistry & Chemical Oceanography, 2001, University of Rhode Island

Research Interests

  • Environmental and Marine Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification of Chemicals of Emerging Concern
  • Identification and Quantification of Chemicals of Emerging Concern

Current research projects

  • Development of analytical methods for chemicals of emerging concern
  • Assessment fo temporal and spatial trends of chemicals in the environment
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances in the environment


  • Bangma, J.T.; Ragland, J.M.; Rainwater, T.R.; Bowden, J. A.; Gibbons, J.W.; Reiner, J.L. Perfluoroalkyl substances in diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in coastal South Carolina. Chemosphere. 2019. 215, 305-312.
  • Palmer, K.; Bangma, J.T.; Reiner, J.L.; Bonde, R.; Korte, J.E.; Boggs, A.S.P.; Bowden, J.A. Perfluoroalkyl acids in plasma of the West Indian manatee. Science of the Total Environment. 2019. 140, 610-615.
  • Kurtz, A.; Reiner, J.L.; West, K.; Jensen, B. Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids in Hawaiian Cetaceans and Potential Biomarkers of Effect: Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Alpha and Cytochrome P450 4A. Environmental Science and Technology. 2019. 53, 2830-2839.
  • Lynch, J.M.; Ragland, J.M.; Reagen, W.K.; Ellefson, M.E.; Wolf, S.T.; Malinsky, M.D.; Ellisor, M.B.; Moors, A.J.; Pugh, R.S.; Reiner, J.L. Feasibility of using the National Marine Mammal Tissue Bank for retrospective exploratory studies of perfluorinated alkyl acids. Science of the Total Environment. 2018. 624, 781-789.
  • Tipton, J.J.; Guillette, L.J.; Lovelace, S.; Parrott, B.B.; Rainwater, T.R.; Reiner, J.L. Analysis of PFAAs in American alligators Part 1: Concentrations in alligators harvested for consumption during South Carolina public hunts. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2017. 61, 24-30. 
  • Tipton, J. J.; Guillette, L.J.; Lovelace, S.; Parrott, B.B.; Rainwater, T.R.; Reiner, J.L. Analysis of PFAAs in American alligators Part 2: Potential dietary exposure of South Carolina hunters from recreationally harvested alligator meat Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2017. 61, 31-38.
  • Bangma, J.T.; Reiner, J.L.; Botha, H.; Cantu, T.M.; Gouws, M.A.; Guillette, M.P.; Koelmel, J.; Luus-Powell, W.J.; Myburg, J.; Rynders, O.; Sara, J.R.; Smit, W.J.; Bowden, J.A. Tissue Distribution of Perfluoroalkyl Acids (PFAAs) and Health Status in Wild Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) from Loskop Dam, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Journal of Environmental Sciences. 2017. 61, 59-67. 
  • Reiner, J.L.; Becker, P.B.; Gribble, M.O.; Lynch, J.M.; Moors, A.J.; Ness, J.; Peterson, D.; Pugh, R.S.; Ragland, T.; Rimmer, C.; Rhoderick, J.; Schantz, M.M., Trevillian, J.; Kucklick, J.R. Organohalogen contaminants and vitamins in Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus) collected during subsistent hunts in Alaska. Archives Environ. Cont. Tox. 2016. 70, 96-105.
  • Reiner, J.L.; Place, B.J. “Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids in Wildlife.” Toxicological Effects of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. Ed. Jamie C. DeWitt. New York: Humana Press, 2015, 127-150. Print.
  • Reiner, J.L.; Blaine, A.C.; Higgins, C. P.; Huset, C.; Jenkins, T.M.; Kwadijk, C.; Lange, C.; Muir, D.C.G.; Reagen, W.; Rich, C.; Small, J.M.; Strynar, M.J.; Washington, J.W.; Yoo, H.; Keller, J.M. Polyfluorinated Substances in Abiotic Standard Reference Materials. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2015. 407, 2975-2983.