Dr. Susan L. Brantley
SUSAN L. BRANTLEY (NAS) is Distinguished Professor of Geosciences and director of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are in aqueous geochemistry, geochemical kinetics, and microbial biogeochemistry, with a focus on chemical, biological, and physical processes associated with the circulation of aqueous fluids in shallow hydrogeologic settings. Dr. Brantley has received numerous awards for her research, including the Arthur L. Day Medal from the Geological Society of America and the Wollaston Medal from The Geological Society of London. She is also a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, European Association of Geochemistry, Geochemical Society, Geological Society of America, and the International Association of GeoChemistry. Dr. Brantley has participated in a variety of advisory committee activities, and is a current member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, a past chair of DOE’s Earth Science Council, and a past member of National Academies committees on unconventional hydrocarbons, nuclear waste, and Earth surface processes. She received a B.A. in chemistry and an M.A. and Ph.D. in geological and geophysical sciences, all from Princeton University. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Rebecca Davies
REBECCA DAVIES is the director of Quality Central and an associate professor in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) and the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include the establishment and adoption of a research quality assurance standard for non-regulated research, the development of sustainable models for incorporating quality assurance monitoring programs into academic research programs, research on research, and the use of laboratory error data and quality assessment metrics to drive improvements in laboratory and research settings. Since 2009, Dr. Davies has led the VDL effort to meet the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostician’s laboratory accreditation requirements. Dr. Davies serves on that association’s laboratory accreditation committee and is an active member of the Society for Quality Assurance and the Research Quality Association. She is also a member of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities’ Committee for Core Rigor and Reproducibility and of the Asian and Pacific Rim Research Integrity Network’s Education and Training Working Group. Dr. Davies received her Ph.D. in comparative animal physiology from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Donald J. DePaolo
DON DePAOLO (NAS) is Chancellors Professor, Emeritus, in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and Senior Advisor at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Previously, he held several management positions at LBNL, including director of the Earth Sciences Division and associate laboratory director of Energy Sciences. He currently directs two research centers: the Center for Isotope Geochemistry and the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2. Dr. DePaolo’s research focuses on the use of naturally occurring isotopes to explore a variety of Earth science questions related to mantle dynamics and magma chamber processes as well as tracking fluids moving through groundwater systems to trace contaminates. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the J.B. MacElwane Award and H.H. Hess Medal from the American Geophysical Union, the Arthur L. Day Medal from the Geological Society of America, and the Harold Urey Medal from the European Association of Geochemistry. He is a fellow of these societies as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the California Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. DePaolo has served on National Academies committees on strengthening the EPA laboratory enterprise, grand research questions in the solid-earth sciences, and future roles, challenges and opportunities for the USGS. He received a B.S. with Honors in geology from the State University of New York, Binghamton, and a Ph.D. in geology (minor in chemistry) from the California Institute of Technology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Andy Eaton
ANDY EATON has spent 38 years at Eurofins Eaton Analytical LLC (formerly MWH Labs) a multi-state certified water testing laboratory, serving at various times as technical director, marketing director, and laboratory director. He is a Board-Certified Environmental Scientist (BCES) with more than 40 years of experience in water-quality-related environmental problems such as those associated with contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, arsenic, perchlorate, chromium, PFAS, dioxane, and bromate. His work has focused on the development of analytical methods, data quality assurance, and detection, quantitation, and monitoring. He also carries out studies supporting EPA rules for unregulated contaminant monitoring. Dr. Eaton serves on the Joint Editorial Board for “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater,” a comprehensive reference with best practices for water analysts. He is a recipient of the George W. Fuller Award and the Charlie Carter Award, which recognize distinguished service and leadership in water supply or environmental measurement and monitoring. He received a B.A. in earth sciences from Antioch College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University, in geology, with a focus on marine geochemistry.
Dr. Robert Fleischer
ROBERT FLEISCHER is senior scientist and head of the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics at Smithsonian’s Conservation Biology Institute. His primary fields of interest are evolutionary and conservation biology with a focus on population and evolutionary genetics, systematics, and molecular and behavioral ecology, mostly on free-ranging bird and mammal species and their pathogens. Most of his recent projects use genomic, transcriptomic, and microbiome methods. Dr. Fleischer has served on a number of advisory committees on systematics and threatened birds. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Ornithologists’ Union and received that society’s Brewster Medal for exceptional work on western hemisphere birds. Dr. Fleischer received a B.A. in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Kansas.