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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.

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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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News

UC Berkeley SRP to host 2014 NIEHS Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting, November 12-14, at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA.  For meeting information, click here.

Core B Leader Amy Kyle to participate in “Healthy Fish, Healthy Humans” teleconference, June 10, 2014. For more info, click here.

NIEHS Research Brief highlights Project 5’s mercury detection sensor. For more info, click here.

Project 2’s Hua Shen wins SOT’s Emil A. Pfitzer Drug Discovery Postdoc Award and NorCal SOT’s Postdoctoral Achievement Award. For more info, click here.

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Publications

Morris PJ, Medina-Cleghorn D, Heslin A, King SM, Orr J, Mulvihill MM, Krauss RM, Nomura DK (2014) Organophosphorus Flame Retardants Inhibit Specific Liver Carboxylesterases and Cause Serum Hypertriglyceridemia. ACS Chem Biol. Mar 5. [Epub ahead of Print]. PMID:  24597639. (PMCID Journal - In Process). [PDF]

Gaytan BD, Loguinov A, Lantz SR, Lerot JM, Denslow N, Vulpe CD (2013) Functional profiling discovers that the dieldrin organochlorinated pesticide affects leucine availability in yeast. Toxicol Sci. Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23358190. (PMC Journal – In Process). (PDF available soon).

Rappaport SM, Kim S, Thomas R, Johnson BA, Bois FY, Kupper LL (2013) Low-dose metabolism of benzene in humans: science and obfuscation. Carcinogenesis. Jan;34(1):2-9. PMID: 23222815. (PMC Journal – In Process). [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