We are pleased to announce our short video showing our investigators and students working to solve environmental problems.
Research Projects Producing Results:
In new videos, our investigators explain what they are learning from their research:
Finding causes of leukemia.
Martyn T. Smith
Early exposure to arsenic has extraordinary impacts on young adults. Allan H. Smith
Using genomics in yeast to identify effects of toxic substances on people. Chris Vulpe
Increasing the detoxification of compounds in groundwater by using hydrogen sulfate.
Increasing efficiency of groundwater remediation.
Anh Le-Tuan Pham
A systems approach to remediate groundwater using naturally occurring organisms.
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Martyn Smith on Health Risks and Environmental Exposures
SRP Investigator Craig Steinmaus was a panelist at US EPA's Arsenic IRIS Assessment Workshop
With a spring 2014 deadline to have a draft assessment ready for public review, the US EPA is gearing up to work on the controversial Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of inorganic arsenic, which will consider inhalation risks as well as include both cancer and non-cancer effects.
Dr. Craig Steinmaus, Berkeley Superfund Research Program Project 2 Investigator, was an invited panelist at the January 8-9, 2013 workshop in Research Triangle Park, NC intended to gather public input on the upcoming assessment. For more information, click here
Martyn Smith gives keynote lecture at AACR Special Conference
On Sunday November 11 in Miami Martyn helped open the AACR conference on Post-GWAS Horizons in Molecular Epidemiology by giving a keynote lecture entitled "Characterizing the Exposome". He described how biomarkers and new sensing technologies may help us to better understand the risks associated with environmental exposures. He also chaired Session 3 on The Exposome: Using technology to define exposures and served on a panel entitled Gene Environment - Where do we go from here? More about the meeting can be found at www.aacr.org
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]
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