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Stephen Donovan, PhD

Dr. Stephen F. Donovan recently retired as a Senior Chemist, most recently working at NMS Laboratories.  He has worked at the Pennsylvania Department of Health in conjunction with the chemical terrorism preparedness program of the LRN-C, a division of the CDC.  He also has been an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the College of New Jersey, and a Principle Research Chemist at the agrochemical divisions of American Cyanamid, BASF and FMC.  He received his PhD from the University of California with John McMurry.

His current main area of interest is in detecting toxic pesticides used to kill wildlife in Africa.  A program has been set up at the Foundation to analyze samples extracted from poisoned animals to determine the identity of the toxic pesticide(s) via the use of LC/MS/MS. He is also interested in the contamination of groundwater by PFAS compounds