Analytical Chemistry; Human Exposure; Environmental Pesticides
James Raymer, PhD, is senior research analytical chemist and directs the Exposure Analysis Research Program at RTI. He has been responsible for scientific and financial management of a variety of projects using analytical chemistry for both government and commercial clients. These projects have involved the development and application of separation techniques, including capillary gas chromatography (CGC), supercritical fluid chromatography, supercritical fluid extraction, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS), CGC–Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (CGC-FTIR), and CGC/MS to the quantitative and qualitative analysis of various chemical classes, including pesticides, water disinfection by-products, and volatile (VOCs) and semivolatile (SVOCs) analytes in biological and environmental samples. Recent projects have focused on improving the understanding of children's exposure to environmental contaminants through air, food, water, and dust, including potential surface contact exposure to pesticides and evaluating linkages of exposures to air contaminants with pulmonary irritation outcomes. Most recently, he has used comprehensive GC analysis of small molecules in blood and urine in support of metabolomics investigations. Responsibilities have also included experimental design, modeling of experimental data, proposal and report preparation, and preparation of articles for publication.
PhD, Analytical Chemistry (Biochemistry minor), Indiana University, Bloomington; BA, Chemistry, State University of New York College at Brockport.