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Our aim is to improve our understanding of the relationship between exposure and disease. Visit our Program Overview page to learn more.


What We Do

The Superfund Research Program at the University of California, Berkeley brings together public health and engineering experts to develop better methods to prevent and remediate contaminated sites and to understand and reduce effects of contamination.

Learn more from these videos about our researchers, their work, and it's importance.

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Understanding how Environmental Toxicants Alter DNA

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Using Yeast to Understand the Toxicity of Environmental Contaminants

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Benzene Exposure and Google Maps

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Plasmonic Mercury Sensing with Gold Nanoparticles

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Superfund Contaminants: The Next Generation

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Activated Persulfate for Remediation of Groundwater Contaminants

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UC Berkeley SRP hosts IVLP visitors
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Project 6 Trainee Tom Bruton to Participate in NIEHS Web Seminar Series
Project 6 Trainee, Tom Bruton, will participate in Session II of NIEHS's web seminar, "SRP Water Innovation - An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Solutions".  For more information or to register, click here.

Dan Nomura leads study to identify targets that drive cancer metabolism in triple-negative breast cancer
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Martyn Smith appointed to Endowed Chair
Martyn Smith, Professor of Toxicology and Director of the UC Berkeley Superfund Research Center, was appointed to the Kenneth and Marjorie Kaiser Endowed Chair in Cancer Epidemiology on April 28, 2016.  The Kaisers funded this endowed chair to support a faculty member in the UC Berkeley School of Public Health whose research in the area of cancer epidemiology specifically focuses on studies of genetic, dietary, and environmental factors. Dr. Smith plans to use the funds to explore how exposomics can be used to elucidate the environmental causes of cancer.

Sedlak to participate in SRP Water Innovation webinar
David Sedlak, Leader of UC Berkeley’s Project 6, was invited to participate in an April 25, 2016 webinar entitled: “SRP Water Innovation – An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Solutions: Introducing the Big Picture”. For more information, click here.

Fenna Sillé Receives Presentation Award
Fenna Sillé received the Best Presentation by a Postdoctoral Trainee Award from the Immunotoxicology Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology at their 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 14-17, 2016.

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Recent Publications

Association of lifestyle and demographic factors with estrogenic and glucocorticogenic activity in Mexican American women. [PDF]

Using Exposomics to Assess Cumulative Risks and Promote Health [PDF]

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Information Links

BERC: The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative.  BERC is a multidisciplinary network of UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and advisors who seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling tough and timely energy and environmental challenges.  For more information, click here

SPAN: Students, Postdocs, Alumni Network.  SPAN is a group of students, postdocs, and alumni that are or were funded by the Superfund Research Program.  For more information, click here

PEPH: Partnerships for Environmental Public Health.  PEPH offers meetings, workshops, and web seminars as a forum for open exchange of knowledge and information on environmental public health topics.  A list of PEPH events can be found by clicking here