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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Rachel F. Marek

Superfund Research Program

Rachel F. Marek

University of Iowa
4105 Seamans Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1527
Phone: 319-335-5585




  • McCarthy RA, Gupta AS, Kubicek B, Awad AM, Martinez A, Marek RF, Hornbuckle KC. 2020. Signal processing methods to interpret polychlorinated biphenyls in airborne samples. IEEE Access 8:147738-147755. doi:10.1109/access.2020.3013108
  • Qian J, Martinez A, Marek RF, Nagorzanski MR, Zhi H, Furlong ET, Kolpin DW, LeFevre G, Cwiertny DM. 2020. Polymeric nanofiber-carbon nanotube composite mats as fast-equilibrium passive samplers for polar organic contaminants. Environ Sci Technol 54:6703-6712. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c00609 PMID:32343558
  • Saktrakulkla P, Lan T, Hua J, Marek RF, Thorne PS, Hornbuckle KC. 2020. Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Food. Environ Sci Technol 54:11443-11452. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c03632 PMID:32816464




  • Awad AM, Martinez A, Marek RF, Hornbuckle KC. 2016. Occurrence and distribution of two hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyl congeners in Chicago air. Environ Sci Technol Lett 3:47-51. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00337
  • Koh WX, Hornbuckle KC, Marek RF, Wang K, Thorne PS. 2016. Hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls in human sera from adolescents and their mothers living in two US Midwestern communities. Chemosphere 147:389-395. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.12.113 PMID:26774304 PMCID:PMC4747419


  • Marek RF, Thorne PS, DeWall J, Hornbuckle KC. 2014. Variability in PCB and OH-PCB serum levels in children and their mothers in urban and rural US communities. Environ Sci Technol 48(22):13459-13467. doi:10.1021/es502490w PMID:25300024 PMCID:PMC4238695


  • Marek RF, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC. 2013. Discovery of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs) in sediment from a Lake Michigan waterway and original commercial aroclors. Environ Sci Technol 47(15):8204–8210. doi:10.1021/es402323c PMID:23862721 PMCID:PMC3781593
  • Marek RF, Thorne PS, Wang K, DeWall J, Hornbuckle KC. 2013. PCBs and OH-PCBs in serum from children and mothers in urban and rural U.S. communities. Environ Sci Technol 47(7):3353-3361. doi:10.1021/es304455k PMID:23452180 PMCID:PMC3645264
  • Zhu Y, Mapuskar KA, Marek RF, Xu W, Lehmler H, Robertson LW, Hornbuckle KC, Spitz DR, Aykin-Burns N. 2013. A new player in environmentally induced oxidative stress: polychlorinated biphenyl congener, 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl (PCB11). Toxicol Sci 136(1):39-50. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kft186 PMID:23997111 PMCID:PMC3829572


  • Marek RF, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC. 2008. Hydroxylated PCBs in the sediments of Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal, Lake Michigan. Environ Sci Technol
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