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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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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.

Luoping Zhang Wins AACT Award
Professor Luoping Zhang, Project 2, received the Distinguished Chinese Toxicologist Lectureship Award from the American Association of Chinese Toxicologists.  It was presented at the Society of Toxicology's 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, March 14-17, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.

UC Berkeley Undergraduate Trainees Win SOT Travel Awards
Kevin Zhang and Joey Chaing, undergraduate Research Assistants in Martyn Smith's UC Berkeley SRP lab, both won student travel awards from NorCal Society of Toxicology to attend the 55th Annual Society of of Toxicology and ToxExpo, March 14-17, 2016, in New Orleans, LA.

Sedlak Interviewed for The Atlantic article
UC Berkeley SRP Project 6 Leader David Sedlak was interviewed for The Atlantic article, A Tale of Two Water Systems, February 29, 2016.  The article discusses disparities in drinking water quality across the U.S. For full interview, click here.

Sedlak and Doyle elected to NAE
Congratulations to both David Sedlak and Fiona Doyle (Co-Leaders of Project 6) on their election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).  On February 8th, the NAE President announced the election of 80 US new members, David and Fiona among them.  There are only 2,275 members in this select group. To learn more, click here.


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Recent Publications

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