Evolutionary toxicology: Adaptive introgression enables evolutionary rescue from extreme environmental pollution
Cole W. Matson
Dr. Matson is associate professor of environmental science at Baylor University. His research focus is currently the genetic and developmental impacts of environmental contaminants on fish, with a particular interest in how environmental gradients affect the toxicity of nanomaterials and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Prof. Matson has published and presented environmental toxicology research for the last twelve years, with projects covering a wide variety of organisms and stressors. His early work focused on the population genetic impacts of chronic contamination exposures and on biomarkers of DNA damage. More recent work has focused on mechanistic toxicology and embryonic developmental toxicity. His interest in nanomaterial toxicity is centered on environmentally relevant transformations of particles and how these transformations affect the toxicity of the particles, including separating particle toxicity from metal toxicity. Dr. Matson has published in various journals, such as Science, ES&T, Aquatic toxicology, etc.