BS, Erskine College
MS, PhD, University of Texas at El Paso
Jonathan Roling’s teaching responsibilities include Toxicology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Winter Ecology and Marine Biology. As an environmental toxicologist, Dr. Roling’s research focuses on the molecular response to toxicants in the environment. Currently, one focus is on honeybees and how anthropogenic influences decrease hive health. Gene regulation changes due to pesticides or altered diet is being monitored. A separate project is evaluating the ability for environmental bacteria to gain tolerance to triclosan. He actively includes Bridgewater students in his research projects. Students are involved in exposures, RNA extractions, QPCR analysis of gene expression, and bacterial tolerance assays. Students present this data at local, regional and national conventions.