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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 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.

Martyn Smith was an invited speaker at the US EPA workshop, "Advancing Systemis Review for Chemical Risk Assessment" on December 16, 2015.  His presentation was entitled, "Key characteristics of carcinogens as a basis for organizing data on mechanisms of carcinogenesis". Workshop information can be found here.

Mapping Protein Targets
Dan Nomura and his Core C team were recognized in an NIEHS Research Brief for their work mapping protein targets of environmental chemicals.  View the Research Brief, or learn more about Dan's work here.

Chris Vulpe on Risk Potential of Cosmetics
Former Project 2 Co-Leader Chris Vulpe is quoted in an article on the risk effects of low-dose exposure to a common cosmetic ingredient. To learn more, click here.

Arsenic and Rice: Translating Research to Address Health Care Providers' Needs
To read the publication, click here.

Martyn Smith speaks at CDPH Seminar
For more information, click here.

UC Berkeley Project 6 Leader David Sedlak is a contributing author to the new book, "Sustainable Water: Challenges and Solutions from California"
For more information, click here

Martyn Smith reflects on the 25 years of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program.
Watch the YouTube video 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