Superfund Research Program
Molecular Mechanisms of Heavy Metal Detoxification and Accumulation in Plants
Project Leader: Julian I. Schroeder
Grant Number: P42ES010337
Funding Period: 2000-2017
News Items List
Plant Testing Informs Safe Community Gardening Practices
SRP News Page - March 2020
In a new NIEHS-funded study, SRP Center researchers revealed elevated levels of heavy metals and arsenic in a local community garden grown on a Brownfields site. By installing raised garden beds on the site, they found that they could grow fruits and vegetables that did not accumulate contaminants.
Identifying Mechanisms for Regulating Gas Exchange in Plants
Research Brief - August 2016
Superfund Research Program (SRP) researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are identifying important mechanisms that plants use to respond to changes in the environment. They recently discovered molecular mechanisms that enhance the activity of proteins essential to closing stomata, or pores found on the surface of leaves, in response to environmental stressors.
SRP Scientists Cited Among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds
SRP News Page - February 2016
Eight Superfund Research Program scientists are among the 2015 listing of The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds, an annual compendium of Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass-media and information company.
SRP researcher elected to National Academy of Sciences
Environmental Factor - June 2015
Plant biologist Julian Schroeder, Ph.D., was awarded one of the highest honors in science April 28 — membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
SRP Investigator Elected to National Academy of Sciences
SRP News Page - May 2015
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to research, Julian Schroeder, Ph.D., was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in April 2015.