Kelly Goodwin

Dr. Goodwin is an environmental molecular microbiologist with 20 years of experience developing & implementing assays for microbiological quality for environmental samples. Dr. Goodwin’s interdisciplinary training supports projects investigating sources of microbial and nutrient contamination to coastal waters and watersheds with recommendation of remediation strategies. She works with various rapid molecular and fecal source identification assays, including optimization of nucleic acid extraction from environmental matrices.

Dr. Goodwin began working for the National Oceanic and Administration (NOAA) in 1999. From 1995-1998, she served as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA working on the microbial biogeochemistry of halocarbons. She received M.S. (1990) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in Environmental Engineering Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena. She has a minor in Oceanography (1993) from Caltech through a program in residence at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Dr. Goodwin received a B.S. degree in Neurobiological Sciences from the University of Florida in 1988.

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