Dr. Jennifer L. Rayner
Dr. Jennifer Rayner attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC during her junior and senior high school years which helped develop her love for science. Before starting college, Jennifer conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Goldie Byrd at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Durham, NC. Upon entering NCCU, she continued to conduct research during the academic year as well as during the summers at MIT and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Chapel Hill, NC. Jennifer graduated in 2001 from NCCU with B.S. degrees in Biology and Environmental Science. She then started her graduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated in 2006 with a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Jennifer conducted her dissertation research with Dr. Suzanne Fenton in the Reproductive Toxicology Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. During her graduate studies, she found time to conduct research at The Proctor & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH as a pre-doctoral intern. Her research expertise and interests include developmental/reproductive outcomes from gestational exposure with emphasis on reproductive organ development and fetal basis of adult disease. She is currently working as a toxicologist at SRC, Inc. in Arlington, VA where she works with a team to develop toxicity assessments and technical documents to protect human health risks and decrease environmental impacts. On a day-to-day basis, she conducts critical analysis of scientific literature, toxicological studies, and reports and writes summaries, technical documents, and literature reviews to present findings to external audiences. She has several published peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. In 2010, Jennifer was certified in General Toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology and works to maintain her certification. During her free time, she volunteers with the Society of Toxicology and various community groups and travels.