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News Items: Duke University

Superfund Research Program

Mechanisms and Consequences of Evolved Adaptation to Environmental Pollution

Project Leader: Richard T. Di Giulio
Co-Investigator: David E. Hinton
Grant Number: P42ES010356
Funding Period: 2011-2022
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News Items List

  • PAH and Hypoxia Exposure Result in Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Fish
    Research Brief - February 2020
    Zebrafish exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in water with inadequate oxygen, or hypoxia, can experience a broad range of effects on the mitochondria, according to an NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP)-funded study. Changes to the function and integrity of mitochondria, which are organelles that make energy for the cell, can disrupt metabolism and reduce organism fitness and performance.
  • Adaptations to polluted environments come at a cost
    Environmental Factor - January 2017
    Some fish have adapted to survive high levels of pollution, but these adaptations may lead to other effects in the fish population, according to Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D., winner of the 2015 Karen Wetterhahn Award, in a Nov. 28 lecture at NIEHS.
  • Wetterhahn Award honors Superfund Research Program trainee
    Environmental Factor - January 2016
    Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at Duke University, received theKaren Wetterhahn Memorial Award at the 2015 annual meeting Nov. 18-20 of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Duke SRP Center Visits ATSDR
    SRP News Page - May 2015
    On April 23, Duke University Superfund Research Program (Duke SRP) Center researcher Joel Meyer, Ph.D., and Duke SRP Research Translation Core coordinator Gretchen Kroeger took a trip down to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) campus outside of Atlanta to provide information about Duke SRP Center research and foster collaborations between Duke SRP and ATSDR.
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