Paula Imerman is a Clinician/Chief Chemist. She received a BS with a Biology major and Chemistry minor from College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL, a MS in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Toxicology from Iowa State University. She has over 30 years experience in analytical chemistry and analytical diagnostic toxicology. Her experience includes extensive methods development, published academic research and applied analytical analysis in real world samples. Research emphasis includes algal toxins, alkaloids, antibiotics, estrogenic compounds, mycotoxins, pesticides, and naturally occurring toxins.