UNC Superfund Research Program
The UNC Superfund Research Program (UNC SRP) seeks to understand the human health and environmental risks associated with exposure to toxic chemicals found at hazardous waste sites.
We bring together a diverse group of scientists, engineers, science communicators and trainees with the goal of improving how these risks are calculated and communicated. Learn more.
Our research interests include:
- Improving our ability to evaluate risk from low-dose exposures;
- Developing biological markers that indicate when a person has been exposed to a chemical;
- Using a systems biology framework to understand the pathways of environmental disease and how chemicals can cause changes to our DNA;
- Understanding how individuals differ in their susceptibility and risk, and how our genes play a role in the development of disease
- Improving methods to measure chronic exposure and bioavailability of toxic chemicals in the environment
- Evaluating factors that influence toxicity of soil during and after bioremediation
RTC staff win Engaged Scholarship Award
On April 7, Environmental Resource Program (ERP) Director and UNC SRP Research Translation Core Leader Kathleen Gray accepted the UNC Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Partnerships.
The award specifically recognized ERP’s SRP-related partnerships and engagement work to educate vulnerable populations about advisories related to risks of consuming contaminated fish from local waterways.
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position with open rank (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) in the area of environmental health sciences, specifically the linkages between environmental exposures and human disease. The successful candidate will have a PhD in environmental health, toxicology, biology, biochemistry, or a closely related field.
UNC Superfund Scoop – Spring 2015 edition now available!
Check out the latest edition of the UNC Superfund Scoop, which highlights research on birth outcomes associated with arsenic exposure from Dr. Fry’s lab, recent science communication training with SRP trainees by the RTC, award-winning RTC staff, and a trainee spotlight on Zhenyu Tian, in Mike Aitken’s lab along with various news and notes from the last few months. Archived editions of the Superfund Scoop are available on the Publications page.