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Keri Carstens

Keri Carstens

  • Affiliate Assistant Professor
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  • B.A., Biology and Education, Wartburg College, 2001
  • M.S., Toxicology, Iowa State University, 2004
  • Ph.D., Toxicology (Entomology minor), Iowa State University, 2008

Area of Expertise

  • Environmental Toxicology


  • DuPont Pioneer Seed Treatment Enterprise

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Dr. Keri Carstens is Senior Manager, Integrated Product Research & Stewardship for DuPont Pioneer's Seed Treatment Enterprise, where she coordinates stewardship assessments and integrated product development testing of new seed treatment active ingredients. She serves as DuPont's science resource for pollinator health, and has participated in numerous workshops on the topic. Prior to her current role, Keri spent nearly five years as Environmental Safety Assessment Lead for DuPont Pioneer, providing global scientific leadership in environmental risk assessment of DuPont Pioneer products, including research on environmental fate, non-target impacts, and gene flow. 

Keri has published numerous articles on environmental risk assessment in peer-reviewed journals including Environmental Science & Technology, Transgenic Research, and Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry. She currently holds graduate faculty status at Iowa State University, where she serves on student committees and lectures in Toxicology Methods and Pesticides in the Environment courses. She received her B.A. in Biology and Education from Wartburg College, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Toxicology and Entomology from Iowa State University.  As a U.S. EPA STAR Fellow, she conducted research on the fate and impact of veterinary antibiotics in agroecosystems.