Profiles in Success
Jennifer Nyland, PhD
The research skills Jennifer Nyland, PhD, learned at Upstate before she graduated in 2002 have taken her to Brazil. Now on the faculty at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Jennifer came back to Upstate in 2011 to meet with students and discuss her research into potential links between mercury exposure and autoimmune disorders.
In Brazil, Jennifer studied workers' exposure to mercury in gold-mining operations, which use the toxic liquid metal to extract gold.
Before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina, Jennifer landed a postdoc fellowship at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health.