Where water filters meet computer modeling: Developing molecular simulations to improve in-home filtration systems

UNC SRP’s Project 5 is focused on identifying ways membrane systems can be better designed and implemented to improve arsenic removal and disposal methods. “Clarifying the fundamental mechanisms required for... Read more »

High school students join SRP labs over the summer, a Q&A with Projects 2 & 5

This past summer, two high school students had the opportunity to experience mentorship in the SRP Project 2 and Project 5 labs. James Xenakis, Project 2 trainee, and Holly Haflich,... Read more »

Undergraduate interns learn to communicate science while researching environmental exposures

Four UNC undergraduate students spent their summer working in UNC SRP Director Rebecca Fry’s lab, building understanding of how environmental exposures to toxic substances are associated with human disease. Louisa... Read more »

Eating for two: Changing the mother’s diet as an intervention for prenatal arsenic exposure

Jeliyah Clark, UNC-Chapel Hill, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Graduate trainee, UNC SRP Project 2 and Project 3 Pregnancy is a magical time for an expecting mother, yet there... Read more »

CEC develops digital interactive notebook for science teachers featuring SRP research

In response to supplemental funding awarded to SRP P2 to investigate the intersection of arsenic exposure to susceptibility to COVID-19, Dana Haine, Science Educator with UNC SRP’s Community Engagement Core... Read more »

Into the Dataverse: A dataset of Superfund geolocations and their implications for health

The UNC SRP Dataverse portal serves as a primary platform for publishing SRP related data across projects and cores. Julia Rager, PhD, co-lead of the Data Management and Analysis Core... Read more »

UNC SRP study provides a useful method to detect quorum-sensing molecules in biological samples

Researchers from UNC SRP’s Project 3, led by Kun Lu, PhD, recently published an article in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes titled, Detection of gut microbiota and pathogen produced N-acyl homoserine... Read more »

UNC SRP trainees and researcher speak to congress members about federal research funding

America Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America hosted a virtual congressional visit day in March. Attendees were trained to talk to members... Read more »

It’s a Learning Process: Practicing well water sampling methods in the field

Hannah Peel, NC State, Department of Crops and Soil Science Graduate trainee, UNC SRP Project 4 There are times when everything goes exactly to plan.  There are times when expected... Read more »

SRP researchers and community partners target areas for well testing

In January, UNC Superfund Research Program (SRP) leaders and community partners met to discuss environmental justice concerns and the NC ENVIROSCAN project to ensure the program’s research is rooted in... Read more »

Director: Rebecca Fry, PhD
Deputy Director: Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD
Funding provided by NIEHS grant #P42 ES031007

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