Danielle Simning

Research Scientist, Bioassay Laboratory Manager
Location: Southern Regional Center – Newberry, FL


Danielle Simning is a Research Scientist and the Bioassay Laboratory Manager at the NCASI Southern Regional Center in Newberry, FL. Since joining NCASI in September 2017, Danielle is responsible for supervising the ongoing work and research in the Bioassay Laboratory. Her professional interests include investigating anthropogenic effects on aquatic environments using classical and modern toxicological methods. The aim of her research is to provide science-based technical guidance to inform NCASI Members Companies’ environmental management decisions in the context of mill operations and forest management. Danielle is currently researching species exposure responses including nutrient bioavailability and algal growth in receiving waters, in addition to the effect of treatment system additives on whole effluent toxicity. Danielle is an active member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.


  • B.S. Marine Biology, The University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • M.S. Coastal Sciences and Toxicology, The University of Southern Mississippi

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

Aquatic toxicology, freshwater ecology, static and flow-through laboratory bioassays, Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) testing, synergistic interactions and environment, molecular biology, and toxicogenomics.

Awards and Career Highlights

  • James D. Watkins Student Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2016 Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Scholar
Phone: (352) 244-1010