Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
- (207) 859-5353
- [email protected]
- Diamond Building
5353 Mayflower Hill Waterville, Maine 04901-8853
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Gail’s interests focus on the ways in which the environment impacts human health, including via climate change, extractive and polluting industrial activities, and human exposures to hazardous chemicals in the environment. She works with students on advocacy campaigns in the state of Maine to raise awareness about these issues and to advance support for legislative initiatives. Her research focuses on the role of state policy-making in advancing innovations to improve environmental health.
- B.A. Chemistry, St. Olaf College 1988
- Ph.D. Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin 1994
Areas of Expertise
- Environmental health & toxicology
- Climate change
- Environmental justice
- Environmental activism
- Public health
- Carlson, Gail L. and Skylar Tupper '20. 2020. Ski wax use contributes to environmental contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Chemosphere 261. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128078.
- Lincoln Lenderking, Hania '20, Stacy-ann Robinson, and Gail Carlson. 2020. Climate change and food security in Caribbean small island developing states: challenges and strategies. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2020.1804477.
- Sweet, M. T., Carlson, G. L., Cook, R. G., Nelson, D., & Allis, C.D. 1997. Phosphorylation of linker histones by a protein kinase A-like activity in mitotic nuclei. J. Biol. Chem. 272(2), 916-923.
- Carlson, G. L. & Nelson, D. L. 1996. The 44 kDa regulatory subunit of Paramecium cAMP-dependent protein kinase lacks a dimerization domain and may have a unique autophosphorylation site sequence. J. Euk. Microbiol. 43(4), 347-356.
- Hochstrasser, M., Carlson, G. L., Walczak, C. E. & Nelson, D. L. 1996. Paramecium has two regulatory subunits of cAMP-dependent protein kinase, one unique to cilia. J. Euk. Microbiol. 43(4), 356-362.
- Carlson, G. L. & Nelson, D. L. 1995. Isolation and characterization of protein kinases from Paramecium cilia. Meth. Cell Biol. 47, 473-480.
- Hendrickson, H. S., Dumdei, E. J., Batchelder, A. G. & Carlson, G. L. 1987. Synthesis of prodan phosphatidylcholine, a new fluorescent probe, and its interactions with pancreatic and snake venom phospholipases A2. Biochemistry 26, 3697-3703.