The Lowdown: Plastics Research

Citadel researcher Dr. John Weinstein with cadets and students collecting samples of oysters for microplastic pollution research

As heard on 96.3 Ohm Radio, Charleston

The head of The Citadel Biology Department, John Weinstein, Ph.D., is leading change through ongoing, collaborative environmental toxicology research related to the impacts of degrading plastics and tires on waterways and marine life. The research is conducted by undergraduate cadets and graduate students, in conjunction with funding Weinstein and the college have received from the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and other sources.

Weinstein’s work is being followed by journalists and scientists. Below is an interview he did with OHM Radio in May 2019.