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Joy Mazurek

Getty Conservation Institute
Assistant Scientist
Los Angeles, CA
Joy Mazurek specializes in the identification and characterization of natural and synthetic organic materials by a number of analytical techniques including gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and ion chromatography. She also works on the classification of biomarkers produced by microbiological deterioration from a range of cultural heritage materials. She is currently an assistant coordinator for the Scientific Research working group of ICOM-CC. She obtained her MS in biology, with emphasis in microbiology from California State University Northridge, and a BS degree in biology from University of California Davis. Current GCI projects: Herculaneum Project, Modern Paints, Preservation of Plastics, and Salk Institute Conservation Project.