David A. Dreier

Ph.D. Student
Veterinary Medical Sciences, Toxicology
Advisors: Drs. Chris Martyniuk and Nancy Denslow
Expected year of graduation: 2018

Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology
Department of Physiological Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
2187 Mowry Road – Building 471
P.O. Box 110885
Gainesville, FL 32611


B.S. Environmental Health Science, Biology
Magna cum laude, honors with distinction
Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA
Year of graduation: 2014

Ph.D. Student David A. Dreier


Selected Awards and Honors

  • F. Ray Wilson II Award for Best Thesis, Physical and Life Sciences, Baylor University Honors Program, Waco, TX, USA, Spring 2015
  • 3rd Place Overall, 1st Place Department of Physiological Sciences, “Best-in-Show” Research Competition, Veterinary Graduate Student Association, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, Spring 2015
  • University of Florida Alumni Graduate Fellowship, Fall 2014-Present
  • 1st Place Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation, SETAC North America, Nashville, TN, USA, Fall 2013
  • Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowship, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fall 2012-Spring 2014

Research Interests

Aquatic toxicology, fish physiology, ecotoxicogenomics, bioinformatics, computational toxicology


Dreier D, Loughery J, Denslow N, Martyniuk C. Assessing natural transcriptomic variability in multiple fish species: The influence of reproductive strategy, gonadal stage, and transcript abundance. Submitted, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part D: Genomics and Proteomics. Special Issue: Environmental Omics and Toxicology. To be published in April 2016.

Dreier D, Connors K, Brooks B. 2015. Comparative endpoint sensitivity of in vitro estrogen agonist assays. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 72:185-193.

Professional Societies

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Society of Toxicology