Steven Bursian

Steven  Bursian
  • Professor
  • Animal Science
  • Institute for Integrative Toxicology




I am an environmental toxicologist, studying the effects of environmental contaminants on fur bearing mammals and birds for federal regulatory agencies such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Environmental Protection Agency.  Recent and current research projects include assessing injury in birds as a result of exposure to crude oil for the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment funded by US Fish and Wildlife Service and establishing toxicity reference values for birds exposed to perfluorinated chemicals that are components of fire-fighting foams funded by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), which is administered by the US Department of Defense.


  • Toxicology