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Wanda Bodnar, PhD

Wanda Bodnar, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • 162A Rosenau Hall
  • CB# 7431
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA
Assistant professor Wanda Bodnar specializes in the development and application of analytical methods for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of surrogate markers of exposure, disease or drug treatment. Her area of expertise is bioanalytical mass spectrometry and she has over 25 years’ experience using advanced liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry technologies to analyze small molecules and peptides in a variety of matrices.
Dr. Bodnar was Director of the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering from 2009 to mid-2018 and currently serves as the Scientific Program Analyst for the North Carolina Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance (PFAS)Testing Network.  In response to the mandate of the NC General Assembly, the NC Policy Collaboratory assembled this network of faculty experts and researchers from institutions of higher education across the state to address concerns regarding the presence of PFAS, including GenX, in our drinking water resources.  Dr. Bodnar collaborates with investigators at UNC Chapel Hill, NC State University, Duke University, UNC Wilmington, East Carolina University, UNC Charlotte, and North Carolina A & T State University to facilitate studies in water quality research including: detection of legacy and emerging PFAS (such as GenX) in water sources and air; evaluation of technologies for PFAS removal, and assessment of potential adverse health effects related to exposure.

Research Activities

Bioanalytical mass spectrometry
Environmental exposure assessment
Biomarker discovery and validation
Drug metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

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