Ezra Miller, PhD
Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Dr. Ezra Miller leads the toxicology focus within the team of SFEI scientists investigating contaminants of emerging concern and microplastics in the San Francisco Bay and other regions of California. Ze studies the environmental fate and effects of a broad range of contaminants, including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), flame retardants, microplastics, rubber and plastic additives including tire contaminants, and current-use pesticides, among others. Dr. Miller received zir B.S. in Environmental Science and Chemistry from Warren Wilson College, and zir Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Miller's graduate research focused on plant uptake and accumulation of ionizable organic contaminants from treated wastewater, with an emphasis on contaminant mixture effects and rhizosphere interactions.