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Slasor's Slick Spectra

Tratnyek, Slasor, Needoba, Barnard
(Pictured left to right; Paul Tratnyek, Leslie Slasor, Joe Needoba, and Andrew Barnard)

Leslie Slasor, Oregon Health & Science University masters student, successfully defended her thesis today titled, "Slick Spectra: A Spectral Fluorescence Study of the Water-Accommodated Fraction of Crude Oil." Her oral presentation took us from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to her research of the fluorescence properties associated with the water accommodated fraction of a variety of crude oils in seawater to further refine in situ instrument sensitivity for targeting Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds. Leslie's advisors included Joseph Needoba (OHSU Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems), Andrew Barnard (WET Labs), and Paul Tratnyek (OHSU Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems). Congratulations Leslie!

Watch Leslie's thesis defense.