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Superfund Research Program

This list features a few recent publications from SRP grantees. For a database of grantee-authored publications from currently funded and previously funded centers and programs dating back to 1995, see the grantee publications page.


  • Almnehlawi HS, Zylstra GJ, Dean RK, Capozzi SL, Rodenburg LA, Fennell DE. 2021. Agromyces and Arthrobacter isolates from surficial sediments of the Passaic River degrade dibenzofuran, dibenzo-p-dioxin and 2-monochlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Bioremediat J 21:doi:10.1080/10889868.2021.1892027
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Milne GL, Ferguson KK, Loch-Caruso R, Fernandez J, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Maternal Urinary Metal and Metalloid Concentrations in Association with Oxidative Stress Biomarkers. Antioxidants (Basel) 10:114. doi:10.3390/antiox10010114 PMID:33467519
  • Bako CM, Mattes TE, Marek RF, Hornbuckle KC, Schnoor JL. 2021. Biodegradation of PCB congeners by Paraburkholderia xenovorans LB400 in presence and absence of sediment during lab bioreactor experiments. Environ Pollut 271:116364. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.116364 PMID:33412450
  • Bako CM, Mattes TE, Marek RF, Hornbuckle KC, Schnoor JL. 2021. Dataset describing biodegradation of individual polychlorinated biphenyl congeners (PCBs) by Paraburkholderia xenovorans LB400 in presence and absence of sediment slurry. Data Brief 35:106821. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2021.106821 PMID:33604434 PMCID:PMC7873373
  • Chen CY, Buckman KL, Shaw A, Curtis AN, Taylor M, Montesdeoca M, Driscoll CT. 2021. The influence of nutrient loading on methylmercury availability in Long Island estuaries. Environ Pollut 268:115510. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.115510 PMID:33221612
  • Emmett EA. 2021. Asbestos in high-risk communities: public health implications. Int J Environ Res Public Health 18:doi:10.3390/ijerph18041579 PMID:33562413
  • Fedorenko M, Alesio J, Fedorenko A, Slitt AL, Bothun GD. 2021. Dominant entropic binding of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to albumin protein revealed by 19 F NMR. Chemosphere 263(9):doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128083 PMID:33297081
  • Gardener H, Sun Q, Grandjean P. 2021. PFAS concentration during pregnancy in relation to cardiometabolic health and birth outcomes. Environ Res 192:110287. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.110287 PMID:33038367 PMCID:PMC7736328
  • Guan X, Truong L, Lomnicki S, Tanguay RL, Cormier SA. 2021. Developmental hazard of environmentally persistent free radicals and protective effect of TEMPOL in zebrafish model. Toxics 9:doi:10.3390/toxics9010012 PMID:33467068 PMCID:PMC7829864
  • Guo C, Hasan F, Lay D, dela Cruz AL, Ghimire A, Lomnicki S. 2021. Phytosampling - A supplementary tool for particulate matter (PM) speciation characterization. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int doi:10.1007/s11356-021-13292-z PMID:33755885 (ahead of print)
  • Haque E, Moran ME, Thorne PS. 2021. Retrospective blood lead assessment from archived clotted erythrocyte fraction in a cohort of lead-exposed mother-child dyads. Sci Total Environ 754:142166. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142166 PMID:32920407 PMCID:PMC7686297
  • House JS, Grimm FA, Klaren WD, Dalzell A, Kuchi S, Zhang S, Lenz K, Boogaard PJ, Ketelslegers HB, Gant TW, Wright FA, Rusyn I. 2021. Grouping of UVCB substances with new approach methodologies (NAMs) data. ALTEX 38:123-137. doi:10.14573/altex.2006262 PMID:33086383 PMCID:PMC7900923
  • Hsieh N, Chen Z, Rusyn I, Chiu WA. 2021. Risk Characterization and Probabilistic Concentration Response Modeling of Complex Environmental Mixtures Using New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) Data from Organotypic in Vitro Human Stem Cell Assays. Environ Health Perspect 129:doi:10.1289/ehp7600 PMID:33395322 PMCID:PMC7781439
  • Huhmann LB, Harvey CF, Gross J, Uddin A, Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, Duxbury JM, Bostick BC, van Geen AF. 2021. Evaluation of a field kit for testing arsenic in paddy soil contaminated by irrigation water. Geoderma 382:doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114755 PMID:33162565 PMCID:PMC7643838
  • Ji Y, Sultan MA, Kim DY, Meeks ND, Hastings JT, Bhattacharyya D. 2021. Effect of silica-core gold-shell nanoparticles on the kinetics of biohydrogen production and pollutant hydrogenation via organic acid photofermentation over enhanced near-infrared illumination. Int J Hydrogen Energy 46:7821-7835. doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.11.257
  • Kotalik CJ, Cadmus P, Clements WH. 2021. Before-after control-impact field surveys and novel experimental approaches provide valuable insights for characterizing stream recovery from acid mine drainage. Sci Total Environ 771:145419. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145419 PMID:33736129 PMCID:PMC7980037
  • Kwon Y, Liu M, Castilho CJ, Saleeba Z, Hurt RH, Kulaots I. 2021. Controlling pore structure and conductivity in graphene nanosheet films through partial thermal exfoliation. Carbon N Y 174:227-239. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2020.12.050 PMID:33633411 PMCID:PMC7901814
  • Liu M, Weston P, Hurt RH. 2021. Controlling nanochannel orientation and dimensions in graphene-based nanofluidic membranes. Nat Commun 12:507. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20837-2 PMID:33479231 PMCID:PMC7820404
  • Liu P, Luo G, Dodson M, Schmidlin C, Wei Y, Kerimoglu B, Ooi A, Chapman E, Garcia JG, Zhang DD. 2021. The NRF2-LOC344887 signaling axis suppresses pulmonary fibrosis. Redox Biol 38:101766. doi:10.1016/j.redox.2020.101766 PMID:33126057 PMCID:PMC7573654
  • Medina S, Zhou X, Lauer FT, Zhang H, Liu K, Lewis JL, Burchiel SW. 2021. Modulation of PARP activity by Monomethylarsonous (MMA +3) acid and uranium in mouse thymus. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 411:115362. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2020.115362 PMID:33279514 PMCID:PMC7855914
  • Nault R, Fader KA, Bhattacharya S, Zacharewski TR. 2021. Single-nuclei RNA sequencing assessment of the hepatic effects of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:147-159. doi:10.1016/j.jcmgh.2020.07.012 PMID:32791302 PMCID:PMC7674514
  • Newman G, Malecha M, Atoba K. 2021. Integrating ToxPi outputs with ArcGIS Dashboards to identify neighborhood threat levels of contaminant transferal during flood events. J of Spa Sci 13:doi:10.1080/14498596.2021.1891149
  • Pinkanjananavee K, Teh SJ, Kurobe T, Lam CH, Tran F, Young TM. 2021. Potential impacts on treated water quality of recycling dewatered sludge supernatant during harmful cyanobacterial blooms. Toxins (Basel) 13(2):99. doi:10.3390/toxins13020099 PMID:33572944
  • Redfern L, Jayasundara N, Singleton D, Di Giulio RT, Carlson J, Sumner SJ, Gunsch C. 2021. The role of gut microbial community and metabolomic shifts in adaptive resistance of Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Sci Total Environ 776:145955. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145955 PMID:33647645 (ahead of print)
  • Rivera-Nunez Z, Ashrap P, Barrett ES, Watkins DJ, Cathey A, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2021. Association of biomarkers of exposure to metals and metalloids with maternal hormones in pregnant women from Puerto Rico. Environ Int 147:106310. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.106310 PMID:33321388 PMCID:PMC7856269
  • Ruyle BJ, Thackray CP, McCord JP, Strynar M, Mauge-Lewis KA, Fenton SE, Sunderland EM. 2021. Reconstructing the composition of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in contemporary aqueous film-forming foams. Environ Sci Technol Lett 8:59-65. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.0c00798 PMID:33628855 PMCID:PMC7898139
  • Segev T, Harvey AP, Ajmani A, Johnson C, Longfellow W, Vandiver KM, Hemond HF. 2021. A case study in participatory science with mutual capacity building between university and tribal researchers to investigate drinking water quality in rural Maine. Environ Res 192:doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.110460 PMID:33217437 PMCID:PMC7787195
  • Vieira VM, Levy JI, Fabian MP, Korrick SA. 2021. Assessing the relation of chemical and non-chemical stressors with risk-taking related behavior and adaptive individual attributes among adolescents living near the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site. Environ Int 146:106199. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.106199 PMID:33126063 PMCID:PMC7775916
  • Wang M, Chen Z, Rusyn I, Phillips TD. 2021. Testing the efficacy of broad-acting sorbents for environmental mixtures using isothermal analysis, mammalian cells, and H. vulgaris. J Hazard Mater 408:124425. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124425 PMID:33162237 PMCID:PMC7904642
  • Wang M, Orr AA, Jakubowski JM, Bird KE, Casey CM, Hearon S, Tamamis P, Phillips TD. 2021. Enhanced adsorption of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by edible, nutrient-amended montmorillonite clays. Water Res 188:116534. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2020.116534 PMID:33125992 PMCID:PMC7725962
  • Wortzel J, Wiebe D, Elahi S, Agawu A, Barg FK, Emmett EA. 2021. Ascertainment bias in a historic cohort study of residents in an asbestos manufacturing community. Int J Environ Res Public Health 18:doi:10.3390/ijerph18052211 PMID:33668103 PMCID:PMC7956794
  • Xie Q, Yu Q, Jobe TO, Pham A, Ge C, Guo Q, Liu J, Liu H, Zhang H, Zhao Y, Xue S, Hauser F, Schroeder JI. 2021. An amiRNA screen uncovers redundant CBF and ERF34/35 transcription factors that differentially regulate arsenite and cadmium responses. Plant Cell Environ doi:10.1111/pce.14023 PMID:33554343 (ahead of print)
  • Xie S, Suuberg EM. 2021. The effects of temperature and relative humidity on trichloroethylene sorption capacities of building materials under conditions relevant to vapor intrusion. J Hazard Mater 401:123807. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123807 PMID:33113740
  • Xu B, Wang K, Vasylieva N, Zhou H, Xue X, Wang B, Li QX, Hammock BD, Xu T. 2021. Development of a nanobody-based ELISA for the detection of the insecticides cyantraniliprole and chlorantraniliprole in soil and the vegetable bok choy. Anal Bioanal Chem doi:10.1007/s00216-021-03205-x PMID:33580830 (ahead of print)
  • Zhao Y, Wei L, Tagmount A, Loguinov AV, Sobh A, Hubbard AE, McHale CM, Chang C, Vulpe CD, Zhang L. 2021. Applying genome-wide CRISPR to identify known and novel genes and pathways that modulate formaldehyde toxicity. Chemosphere 269:128701. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128701 PMID:33189395 PMCID:PMC7904579
  • Zhou X, Xue B, Medina S, Burchiel SW, Liu K. 2021. Uranium directly interacts with the DNA repair protein poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 410:115360. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2020.115360 PMID:33279515 PMCID:PMC7775282


  • Cathey A, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Loch-Caruso R, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure results in altered CRH, reproductive, and thyroid hormone concentrations during human pregnancy. Sci Total Environ 749:10. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141581 PMID:32829279
  • Chang Y, Huynh C, Bastin K, Rivera BN, Siddens LK, Tilton SC. 2020. Classifying polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by carcinogenic potency using in vitro biosignatures. Toxicol Vitro 69:doi:10.1016/j.tiv.2020.104991 PMID:32890658 PMCID:PMC7572825
  • Chow SJ, Lorah M, Wadhawan A, Durant N, Bouwer EJ. 2020. Sequential biodegradation of 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene at oxic-anoxic groundwater interfaces in model laboratory columns. J Contam Hydrol 103639:doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2020.103639 PMID:32283437 PMCID:PMC7217665
  • de la Rosa R, Schlezinger JJ, Smith MT, Webster TF. 2020. Application of generalized concentration addition to predict mixture effects of glucocorticoid receptor ligands. Toxicol Vitro 69(7):104975. doi:10.1016/j.tiv.2020.104975 PMID:32858110 PMCID:PMC7594746
  • de la Rosa R, Vasquez S, Tachachartvanich P, Daniels SI, Sille F, Smith MT. 2020. Cell-Based Bioassay to Screen Environmental Chemicals and Human Serum for Total Glucocorticogenic Activity. Environ Toxicol Chem 10:doi:10.1002/etc.4903 PMID:33085113
  • Dellapenna TM, Hoelscher C, Hill L, Al Mukaimi ME, Knap A. 2020. How tropical cyclone flooding caused erosion and dispersal of mercury-contaminated sediment in an urban estuary: The impact of Hurricane Harvey on Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto Estuary, Galveston Bay, USA. Sci Total Environ 748(15):141226. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141226 PMID:32818899 PMCID:PMC7606715
  • Deng P, Wang C, Wahlang B, Sexton T, Morris AJ, Hennig B. 2020. Co-exposure to PCB126 and PFOS increases biomarkers associated with cardiovascular disease risk and liver injury in mice. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 409:115301. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2020.115301 PMID:33096110 PMCID:PMC7725976
  • Grandjean P, Timmermann CA, Kruse M, Nielsen F, Vinholt PJ, Boding L, Heilmann C, Molbak K. 2020. Severity of COVID-19 at elevated exposure to perfluorinated alkylates. PLoS One 15:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0244815 PMID:33382826
  • Gutierrez AM, Bhandari R, Weng J, Stromberg AJ, Dziubla TD, Hilt JZ. 2020. Synthesis of magnetic nanocomposite microparticles for binding of chlorinated organics in contaminated water sources. J Appl Polym Sci doi:10.1002/app.49109 (in press)
  • Harris JB, Hartman JH, Luz AL, Wilson JY, Dinyari A, Meyer JN. 2020. Zebrafish CYP1A expression in transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans protects from exposures to benzo[a]pyrene and a complex polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon mixture. Toxicology 440(11):doi:10.1016/j.tox.2020.152473 PMID:32360973 PMCID:PMC7313633
  • Hoffman JB, Petriello MC, Morris AJ, Mottaleb MA, Sui Y, Zhou C, Deng P, Wang C, Hennig B. 2020. Prebiotic inulin consumption reduces dioxin-like PCB 126-mediated hepatotoxicity and gut dysbiosis in hyperlipidemic Ldlr deficient mice. Environ Pollut 261:114183. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2020.114183 PMID:32105967 PMCID:PMC7220843
  • Horney JA, Dwyer C, Vendrell-Velez B, Newman G. 2020. Validating a comprehensive plan scoring system for healthy community design in League City, Texas. J Urban Des 25:2013-217. doi:10.1080/13574809.2019.1572453 PMID:32132860 PMCID:PMC7055687
  • Luo S, Lin C, Ku K, Yoshinaga K, Swager TM. 2020. Pentiptycene polymer/single-walled carbon nanotube complexes: applications in benzene, toluene, and o-xylene detection. ACS Nano 14:7297-7307. doi:10.1021/acsnano.0c02570 PMID:32510203 PMCID:PMC7370303
  • Marques E, Pfohl M, Auclair A, Jamwal R, Barlock BJ, Sammoura FM, Goedken M, Akhlaghi F, Slitt AL. 2020. Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) administration shifts the hepatic proteome and augments dietary outcomes related to hepatic steatosis in mice. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 408:doi:10.1016/j.taap.2020.115250 PMID:32979393
  • Meragawi SE, Akbari A, Hernandez S, Sharifzadeh Mirshekarloo M, Bhattacharyya D, Tanksale A, Majumder M. 2020. Enhanced permselective separation of per-fluorooctanoic acid in graphene oxide membranes by a simple PEI modification. J Mater Chem 12:17. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.abb1206 PMID:33298560
  • Mihajlov I, Mozumder R, Bostick BC, Stute M, Mailloux BJ, Knappett PS, Choudhury I, Ahmed KM, Schlosser P, van Geen AF. 2020. Arsenic contamination of Bangladesh aquifers exacerbated by clay layers. Nat Commun 11:2244. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-16104-z PMID:32382006
  • Ngo LP, Owiti NA, Swartz C, Winters J, Su Y, Ge J, Xiong A, Han J, Recio L, Samson LD, Engelward BP. 2020. Sensitive CometChip assay for screening potentially carcinogenic DNA adducts by trapping DNA repair intermediates. Nucleic Acids Res 48(3):e13. doi:10.1093/nar/gkz1077 PMID:31822921 PMCID:PMC7026589
  • Pfohl M, Ingram L, Marques E, Auclair A, Barlock BJ, Jamwal R, Anderson D, Cummings BS, Slitt AL. 2020. Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and perfluorohexanesulfonic acid alter the blood lipidome and the hepatic proteome in a murine model of diet-induced obesity. Toxicol Sci 178:311-324. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfaa148 PMID:32991729 PMCID:PMC7751193
  • Reece J, Christenson M, Kambhu A, Li Y, Harris CE, Comfort S. 2020. Remediating contaminated groundwater with an aerated, direct-push, oxidant delivery system. Water (Basel) 12:20. doi:10.3390/w12123383
  • Roman-Hubers AT, McDonald TJ, Baker ES, Chiu WA, Rusyn I. 2020. A comparative analysis of analytical techniques for rapid oil spill identification. Environ Toxicol Chem doi:10.1002/etc.4961 PMID:33315271 (ahead of print)
  • Toh JD, Crossley S, Bruemmer KJ, Ge EJ, He D, Iovan DA, Chang C. 2020. Distinct RNA N-demethylation pathways catalyzed by nonheme iron ALKBH5 and FTO enzymes enable regulation of formaldehyde release rates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 117:25284-25292. doi:10.1073/pnas.2007349117 PMID:32989163 PMCID:PMC7568336
  • Wang H, Adamcakova-Dodd A, Flor S, Gosse L, Klenov V, Stolwijk J, Lehmler H, Hornbuckle KC, Ludewig G, Thorne PS. 2020. Comprehensive subchronic inhalation toxicity assessment of an indoor school air mixture of PCBs. Environ Sci Technol 54:15976-15985. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c04470 PMID:33256405 PMCID:PMC7879961
  • Xie Z, Ramakrishnam Raju MV, Adhihetty P, Fu X, Nantz MH. 2020. Effect of thiol molecular structure on the sensitivity of gold nanoparticle-based chemiresistors toward carbonyl compounds. Sensors (Basel) 20:doi:10.3390/s20247024 PMID:33302491 PMCID:PMC7763667
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