Nicole Neu-Baker

Nicole Neu-Baker

Nicole Neu-Baker
Research Associate for NanoHealth Initiatives


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Professional Background

  • Professional Certification in Public Health (CPH) since 2010
  • Senior Laboratory Technician, Division of Human Toxicology and Molecular Epidemiology, Wadsworth Center: 2010-2012


  • MPH (Biomedical Sciences), University at Albany School of Public Health
  • BA (Psychology and Neuroscience), Ithaca College


As a Research Associate for NanoHealth Initiatives, Ms. Neu-Baker coordinates a research portfolio that focuses on occupational and environmental health and safety, and facilitates nanomedicine collaborations, programs, and activities. Her work includes conducting field and laboratory research in occupational health, exposure assessment, and nanotoxicology. She works closely with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to address emerging occupational health and safety concerns with regard to engineered nanomaterials currently used by industry. Additionally, in collaboration with NIOSH, she evaluated the utility of hyperspectral microscopy as a rapid screening method for the identification of nanoparticulate in filter samples collected during occupational exposure assessments.


Neu-Baker NM, Eastlake AC, Brenner SA. Sample preparation method for visualization of nanoparticulate captured on mixed cellulose ester filter media by enhanced darkfield microscopy and hyperspectral imaging. Microscopy Research and Technique 2019, 1-7. Early view available online.

Geraci CL, Tinkle SS, Brenner SA, Hodson LL, Pomeroy-Carter CA, Neu-Baker N. Launching the dialogue: safety and innovation as partners for success in advanced manufacturing. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Idelchik MPS, Dillon J, Abariute L, Guttenberg MA, Segarceanu A, Neu-Baker NM, Brenner SA. Comparison of hyperspectral classification methods for the analysis of cerium oxide nanoparticles in histological and aqueous samples. Journal of Microscopy 2018. Epub ahead of print.

Neu-Baker NM, Smith D, Segrave A, Beach J, Zurbenko IG, Dunn K, Brenner SA. Protecting the nanotechnology workforce: a new protocol for characterization of filter-captured nanomaterials from occupational exposure assessments. TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo Proceedings 2017.

Neu-Baker NM, Eastlake AC, Brenner SA. Developing a rapid screening method for direct visualization of nanoparticles captured on filter media during occupational exposure assessments. TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo Proceedings 2017.

Dillon JCK, Bezerra L, Sosa Peña MP, Neu-Baker NM, Brenner SA. Hyperspectral data influenced by sample matrix: the importance of building relevant reference spectral libraries to map materials of interest. Microscopy Research and Technique. 2017. doi: 10.1002/jemt.22816

Idelchik MPS, Neu-Baker NM, Chandrasekaran A, Friedman AJ, Frame MD, Brenner SA. Relative quantitation of metal oxide nanoparticles in a toxicological model using enhanced darkfield microscopy and hyperspectral mapping. NanoImpact 2016, 3-4:12-21. doi:10.1016/j.impact.2016.09.006.

Guttenberg M, Bezerra L, Neu-Baker NM, Sosa Peña MP, Elder A, Oberdörster G, Brenner SA. Biodistribution of inhaled metal oxide nanoparticles mimicking occupational exposure: a preliminary investigation using enhanced darkfield microscopy. Journal of Biophotonics 2016, 9(10):987-993. doi:10.1002/jbio.201600125.

Brenner SA, Neu-Baker NM, Eastlake AC, Beaucham CC, Geraci CL. NIOSH Field Studies Team assessment: worker exposure to aerosolized metal oxide nanoparticles in a semiconductor fabrication facility. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2016, 13(11): 871-880. doi: 10.1080/15459624.2016.1183015.

Brenner SA, Neu-Baker NM, Caglayan C, Zurbenko IG. An occupational exposure assessment for airborne metal oxide nanoparticles in a semiconductor fab and subfab. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2016, 13(9): D138-D147. doi: 10.1080.15459624.2016.1183012.

Peña MP, Gottipati A, Tahiliani S, Neu-Baker NM, Frame MD, Friedman AJ, Brenner SA. Hyperspectral imaging of nanoparticles in biological samples: simultaneous visualization and elemental identification. Microscopy Research and Technique 2016, 79(5):349-358. doi:10.1002/jemt.22637.

Roth GA, Sosa Peña MP, Neu-Baker NM, Tahiliani S, Brenner SA. Identification of metal oxide nanoparticles in histological samples by enhanced darkfield microscopy and hyperspectral mappingJournal of Visualized Experiments 2015, 106: 53317. doi:10.3791/53317. Watch Brenner Team members demonstrate and explain the protocol in the accompanying video.

Roth GA, Neu-Baker NM, Brenner SA. Comparative characterization methods for nanoparticle abrasivesJournal of Chemical Health and Safety 2015, 22(6):26-32. doi:10.1016/j.jchas.2015.02.001.

Brenner SA, Neu-Baker NM, Caglayan C, Zurbenko IG. Occupational exposure to airborne nanomaterials: an assessment of worker exposure to aerosolized metal oxide nanoparticles in semiconductor wastewater treatmentJournal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 2015, 12(7):469-481. doi:10.1080/15459624.2015.1018515.

Roth GA, Neu-Baker NM, Brenner SA. SEM analysis of particle size during conventional treatment of CMP process wastewaterScience of the Total Environment 2015, 508:1-6. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.11.075.

Roth GA, Tahiliani S, Neu-Baker NM, Brenner SA. Hyperspectral microscopy as an analytical tool for nanomaterials: advanced reviewWIREs Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology. 2015. doi:10.1002/wnan.1330.

Brenner SA, Neu-Baker NM. Occupational exposure to nanomaterials: assessing the potential for cutaneous exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles in a semiconductor facilityJournal of Chemical Health and Safety 2015, 22(4):10-19. doi:10.1016/j.jchas.2014.11.001.

Ramachandra SG, Cheu L, Neu N, McGinnis W, Miller VM. Brainstem, cardiac abnormalities and autonomic nervous system in autismInternational Journal of Preventive, Curative & Community Medicine 2016, 2(1), 16-25.

Miller VM, Gupta D, Neu N, Cotroneo A, Boulay CB, Seegal RF. Novel inter-hemispheric white matter connectivity in the BTBR mouse model of autismBrain Research 2013, 1513:26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.04.001.

Miller VM, Kahnke T, Neu N, Sanchez-Morrissey SR, Brosch K, Kelsey K, Seegal RF. Developmental PCB exposure induces hypothyroxinemia and sex-specific effects on cerebellum glial protein levels in ratsInternational Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 2010, 28(7):553-560. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2010.07.237.




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