About Us

Northwestern Aquatic Sciences water sampling

Key Staff:

  • Richard S. Caldwell, PhD – Laboratory Director
  • Linda K. Nemeth, BA, MBA – Quality Assurance Officer and Assistant Lab Director
  • Gerald J. Irissarri, BS – Project Manager, Marine and Freshwater Sediment
  • Gary A. Buhler, BS – Project Manager, WET Testing
  • Jennifer C. Brown, BS, DVM – Laboratory Manager


NAS operates aquatic toxicology laboratory facilities located on a 1.2 acre site adjacent to Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon.

Northwestern Aquatic Sciences

  • Direct access to high quality seawater
  • 5000 sq. ft. of lab and office space
  • Wet and dry biological labs
  • Refrigerated and frozen storage
  • Analytical support laboratory
  • Constant temperature rooms equipped with photoperiod control
  • In house cultures of Cladocerans and Chironomids, as well as ready access to Eohaustorius
  • Located within driving distance of Portland International Airport, Eugene Airport, and the Newport Airport
  • Overnight, same-day, and Saturday delivery of samples is available