Anne Kotchevar

Organic Chemistry

Office: SC-S 450
Phone: 510-885-3450
Email: anne.kotchevar@csueastbay.edu

Research Interests

My research program involves investigating various aspects of environmental organic contamination. The major research focus is the study of the interaction of these environmental contaminants with biological systems specifically to understand their impact on human health. My group is working to characterize the metabolic products and pathways of organic pollutants such as flame retardants, antiseptics and condensed thiophenes which have been shown to bioaccumulate in nature. In a related project, we are also studying ways in which these contaminants could be degraded as part of wastewater treatment.