Brian Jackson

|Research Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Research Professor

  • Director, Trace Element Analysis Core

  • Director, Biomedical National Elemental Imaging Resource

The broad theme of my research is the cycling of contaminant elements in the environment and the associated implications for human health.  In particular, I specialize in arsenic biogeochemistry and on developing analytical coupled methods to probe the speciation and partitioning of trace elements in complex environmental and biological systems.  My group uses quadrupole ICP-MS and time-of-flight ICP-MS to study bulk, species specific, and nanoparticulate elements in environmental and biological samples.


Steele, Room 222
HB 6105


  • BA Chemistry, Oriel College, Oxford University, 1989
  • Ph.D. Soil Science (Soil Chemistry), University of Georgia, USA, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Shaughnessy, B.K., Jackson, B.P. & Byrnes, J.E.K. Evidence of elevated heavy metals concentrations in wild and farmed sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) in New England. Sci Rep 13, 17644 (2023).

  • Sobolewski M, Conrad K, Marvin E, Eckard M, Goeke CM, Merril AK, Welle K, Jackson BP, Gelein R, Chalupa D, Oberdorster G, Cory-Slechta DA. The potential involvement of inhaled iron (Fe) in the neurotoxic effects of ultrafine particulate matter air pollution exposure on brain development in mice. Part Fibre Toxicol 19, 56 (2022).

  • VanderSchee CR, Frier D, Kuter D, Mann KK, Jackson BP, Bohle DS. Quantification of local zinc and tungsten deposits in bone with LA-ICP-MS using novel hydroxyapatite-collagen calibration standards, 2021. J. Anal. At. Spectrom. 36 (11), 2431-2438.

  • Punshon T, Jackson BP, Donohue A, Hong C, Rothenberg SE. Distribution and accumulation of mercury in pot-grown African rice cultivars (Oryza glaberrima Steud. and Oryza sativa L.) determined via LA-ICP-MS. Environ Geochem Health. 2022 Jan 4

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