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Dr. Bryan Cole


Dr. Bryan Cole joined NOAA in 2018, working in Congressional Affairs. Prior to that he has worked at USGS, also in Congressional Affairs, and in the House of Representatives. He began working with UxSRTO first as the Deputy Director, and then as the Director in 2022, where he leads NOAA’s UxS R&D program

Prior to starting his Federal service, Bryan’s scientific career focused on developing novel methods to study the impacts that man-made chemicals have on the environment. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Cellular Biology, and did postdoctoral work in environmental toxicology at the University of California, Davis. There, he developed assays to understand the effects that new classes of pollutants have on marine and estuarine animals and populations.