Advanced Scientific Associate ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc.
Gail Bragin is an Advanced Environmental Science Associate, and has been with ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI) for 30 years. Gail holds a B.S. in Marine Science and M.S. in Biology. Gail started her career working in the aquatic toxicity laboratory and has extensive laboratory experience directing marine, freshwater, terrestrial and sediment toxicity tests. She has developed procedural methods for testing difficult (low solubility, volatile, multi-constituent/UVCB) substances in these environments. She also has experience in product safety, having served as the technical lead for the Global Harmonization System (GHS) regulation change to the classification of product hazard. Gail has authored several publications covering the toxicity of physically and chemically dispersed oils in laboratory, mesocosm, and field experiments; bioaccumulation of poorly water soluble organic chemicals; and chronic aquatic and sediment toxicity testing. Her most recent research has taken her around the world to present on the biodegradation and aquatic toxicity of surfactants. She also participates in industry trade organization panels that address product-related environmental issues, and is the chair of the environmental workgroup for a European industry consortia. Gail has been involved over the last 15 years with STEM outreach in local schools, and is currently on a team to promote inclusion and diversity at EMBSI. “I feel truly fortunate to have been able to have a career that I’m passionate about, where I continue to learn every day.