Andrew Cyr

Andrew Cyr
Ph.D. student, 5th year
Wildlife Toxicology Lab
Fisheries, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Andrew is in his 5th year of academic studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he is working on his Ph.D. is Fisheries. His research focuses on understanding the dynamics of mercury accumulation in fish-based food webs throughout Alaska, both marine and freshwater, and implications for human health and monitoring.

He received his bachelor of science in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine in 2003. Since then, he has traveled and performed work over most of the state of Alaska, parts of the continental U.S., and served in the Peace Corps from 2006-2008. He has a diverse work history, including a dog musher, a field technician for an environmental consulting company, a goundfish observer on fishing boats in the Bering Sea, and a natural resource specialist with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.

In addition to his studies and research, he is a mentor to undergraduate and high school students interested in research in the biomedical sciences. He is also an outspoken supporter of science communication and outreach to share scientific ideas, concepts, and results, in addition to his research, to students, communities, and interested groups.

Contact Information: [email protected]; 907-699-9722