VDH Expands North Fork River Recreation Advisory to Include a 52.5 Mile Segment from Chapman’s Landing to Front Royal.
The Virginia Department of Health has conducted additional testing on algal mats and water samples…
Remember when fish kills and “intersex” fish were big news for our river? Those problems persist. In 2007 Friends of the North Fork found 59 manmade organic chemicals in the river water. (Read about our research here.) Dr. Henriksen will help us understand current research on how these chemicals might impact our health and the ecology of the North Fork.
About the lecturer: Anne Henriksen is Faculty Emeritus at James Madison University, where she was a professor in the Integrated Science and Technology Department for 19 years. Dr. Henriksen came to JMU from The Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she was a staff scientist for ten years. She received a PhD in chemical physics from the University of Virginia; an MBA in management science from the University of New Mexico; and has spent the last seven years studying neuroscience, neuropharmacology, genomics, and bioinformatics. She specializes in the bioinformatic analysis of large-scale genomic data. Her current research involves understanding the effects of endocrine disruptors such as BPA in the brain. Her personal interest is in understanding the important role of sex steroid hormones in the brain during all stages of life.