Garret Bland, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Ob/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address490 Illinois Street
Phone415-476-3198
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    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TxBS12/2016Environmental Engineering
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TxMS12/2016Environmental Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PaPhD1/2022Environmental Engineering

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    • I received my PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. My graduate work focused on the classification and quantification of engineered nanomaterials in soils using high-dimensional chemical datasets and machine learning methods. I also developed methods to classify metal-based particles in particulate matter in the atmosphere.
    • Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at UC San Francisco in the OB/GYN Department. My research at UCSF focuses on identifying correlations of exogenous compounds with endogenous metabolites measured by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS) Data and determine how that impacts adverse health outcomes in pregnant women and their children. I am also incorporating bioinformatics into my research to identify biomarkers that are associated with adverse health effects.
    • My graduate educational background comes from the environmental forensics/chemistry field, and I have a strong interest towards applying statistical and machine learning methods to chemical/biological datasets. I have experience coding in Python with a specialty in Pandas, NumPy, Scikit Learn, PyTorch, Seaborn, and Scipy.
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    1. Distinguishing Engineered TiO2 Nanomaterials from Natural Ti Nanomaterials in Soil Using spICP-TOFMS and Machine Learning. Environ Sci Technol. 2022 03 01; 56(5):2990-3001. Bland GD, Battifarano M, Pradas Del Real AE, Sarret G, Lowry GV. PMID: 35133134.
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    2. Impacts of Sediment Particle Grain Size and Mercury Speciation on Mercury Bioavailability Potential. Environ Sci Technol. 2021 09 21; 55(18):12393-12402. Xu J, Bland GD, Gu Y, Ziaei H, Xiao X, Deonarine A, Reible D, Bireta P, Hoelen TP, Lowry GV. PMID: 34505768.
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    3. Amphiphilic Thiol Polymer Nanogel Removes Environmentally Relevant Mercury Species from Both Produced Water and Hydrocarbons. Environ Sci Technol. 2021 01 19; 55(2):1231-1241. Zhang Y, Bland GD, Yan J, Avellan A, Xu J, Wang Z, Hoelen TP, Lopez-Linares F, Hatakeyama ES, Matyjaszewski K, Tilton RD, Lowry GV. PMID: 33404237.
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    4. Investigation of pore water and soil extraction tests for characterizing the fate of poorly soluble metal-oxide nanoparticles. Chemosphere. 2021 Mar; 267:128885. Rodrigues S, Bland GD, Gao X, Rodrigues SM, Lowry GV. PMID: 33218719.
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    5. Methanol-based extraction protocol for insoluble and moderately water-soluble nanoparticles in plants to enable characterization by single particle ICP-MS. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2021 Jan; 413(2):299-314. Laughton S, Laycock A, Bland G, von der Kammer F, Hofmann T, Casman EA, Lowry GV. PMID: 33123761.
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    6. Evaluating the transport of Hg(II) in the presence of natural organic matter through a diffusive gradient in a thin-film passive sampler. Sci Total Environ. 2020 Dec 20; 749:141217. Bland GD, Rao B, Reible D. PMID: 32827812.
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    7. CuO Nanoparticles Alter the Rhizospheric Bacterial Community and Local Nitrogen Cycling for Wheat Grown in a Calcareous Soil. Environ Sci Technol. 2020 07 21; 54(14):8699-8709. Guan X, Gao X, Avellan A, Spielman-Sun E, Xu J, Laughton S, Yun J, Zhang Y, Bland GD, Zhang Y, Zhang R, Wang X, Casman EA, Lowry GV. PMID: 32579348.
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    8. Multistep Method to Extract Moderately Soluble Copper Oxide Nanoparticles from Soil for Quantification and Characterization. Anal Chem. 2020 07 21; 92(14):9620-9628. Bland GD, Lowry GV. PMID: 32520530.
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    9. Protein coating composition targets nanoparticles to leaf stomata and trichomes. Nanoscale. 2020 Feb 14; 12(6):3630-3636. Spielman-Sun E, Avellan A, Bland GD, Clement ET, Tappero RV, Acerbo AS, Lowry GV. PMID: 31998910.
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    10. Nanoparticle Size and Coating Chemistry Control Foliar Uptake Pathways, Translocation, and Leaf-to-Rhizosphere Transport in Wheat. ACS Nano. 2019 05 28; 13(5):5291-5305. Avellan A, Yun J, Zhang Y, Spielman-Sun E, Unrine JM, Thieme J, Li J, Lombi E, Bland G, Lowry GV. PMID: 31074967.
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    11. Enhanced arsenite removal through surface-catalyzed oxidative coagulation treatment. Chemosphere. 2016 May; 150:650-658. Li Y, Bland GD, Yan W. PMID: 26897520.
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