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Dalma Martinović-Weigelt

Associate Professor, Director of Environmental Science Program
Ph.D. Fisheries Science and Water Resources, University of Minnesota
OWS 366/Lab OWS 253
(651) 962-5233
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University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul MN 55105

Professional Interests

Dr. Martinović-Weigelt’s research interests include: 1) Characterization of proximate mechanisms that underlie behavior and reproduction in fish, 2) Assessment of effects of environmental stressors and contaminants (e.g., hypoxia, chemicals of emerging concern) to inform adverse outcome pathway development, 3) Optimization and development of approaches for bioeffects-based monitoring (using high-content and high-throughput approaches).

Dr. Martinović-Weigelt has co-authored circa 50 research manuscripts that assess occurrence and the effects of chemicals of emerging concern and other stressors on fish and aquatic ecosystems, and is a recipient of research funding from a variety of state and federal agencies including U.S. Environmental Pollution Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, National Science Foundation, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.

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Recent Publications

(*St. Thomas students)

Martinović-Weigelt, D., Mehinto, A.C., Ankley, G.T., Berninger, J.P., Collette, T.W., Davis, J.M., Denslow, N.D., Durhan, E.J., *Eid, E., Ekman, D.R. and Jensen, K.M., 2017. Derivation and Evaluation of Putative Adverse Outcome Pathways for the Effects of Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors on Reproductive Processes in Female Fish. Toxicological sciences: an official journal of the Society of Toxicology.

Schroeder, A.L., Martinović-Weigelt, D., Ankley, G.T., Lee, K.E., Garcia-Reyero, N., Perkins, E.J., Schoenfuss, H.L. and Villeneuve, D.L., 2017. Prior knowledge-based approach for associating contaminants with biological effects: A case study in the St. Croix River basin, MN, WI, USA. Environmental Pollution221, pp.427-436.

Milsk, R., Cavallin, J.E., Durhan, E.J., Jensen, K.M., Kahl, M.D., Makynen, E.A., Martinović-Weigelt, D., Mueller, N., Schroeder, A., Villeneuve, D.L. and Ankley, G.T., 2016. A study of temporal effects of the model anti-androgen flutamide on components of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in adult fathead minnows. Aquatic Toxicology180, pp.164-172.

Wammer, K.H., *Anderson, K.C., Erickson, P.R., Kliegman, S., *Moffatt, M.E., *Berg, S.M., *Heitzman, J.A., Pflug, N.C., McNeill, K., Martinovic-Weigelt, D. and Abagyan, R., 2016. Environmental Photochemistry of Altrenogest: Photoisomerization to a Bioactive Product with Increased Environmental Persistence via Reversible Photohydration. Environmental science & technology50(14), pp.7480-7488.

Collette, T.W., Skelton, D.M., Davis, J.M., Cavallin, J.E., Jensen, K.M., Kahl, M.D., Villeneuve, D.L., Ankley, G.T., Martinović-Weigelt, D. and Ekman, D.R., 2016. Metabolite profiles of repeatedly sampled urine from male fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) contain unique lipid signatures following exposure to anti-androgens. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics19, pp.190-198.

Recent Grants and Awards
  • Assessing Technique for Eliminating Contaminants to Protect Native Fish and Mussels.Funding provided by: Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund. (2016-19)

  • Developing Predictive Approaches to Identify Mixtures of Contaminants of Emerging Concern Adversely Impacting Great Lakes Tributaries. Funding provided by: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (2016-19)

  • Assessing Load Reduction and Biological Recovery After 500 MGD Treatment Upgrade in an Effluent-Dominated Aquatic Ecosystem. Funding provided by: National Science Foundation, CBET - Environmental Engineering Collaborative Research, (2014-17)

  • Evaluating oil spill toxicity to improve water remediation II. Funding provided by: National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Research Site, a collaborative venture of the USGS, Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership, the Minnesota Pollution Control agency, and Beltrami County. (2016-17)

  • Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Urban Stormwater: Occurrence, Effects, and Mitigation by Best Management Practices.Funding provided by: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. (2016-17)

  • Utilizing Systems Biology Approaches To Prioritize Environmental Toxicants in Aquatic Ecosystems. Funding provided by: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (2014-15)  

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 491 - I1 Research - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41096 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Dalma Martinovic Same as for BIOL 493 and 494, except that written research paper is not a formal research paper.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
BIOL 328 - 01 Environ.Toxicology & Health - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OWS 250
CRN: 21386 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Dalma Martinovic There is increasing public interest and concern over the connections between environmental quality and human health. This course will explore these connections by providing an introduction to the multidisciplinary field of environmental toxicology- the study of the adverse effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents in the environment on living organisms, including humans. Topics will cover global and local problems including issues of environmental justice and future approaches to sustainably mitigate the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and a minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209

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