Superfund Research Program
Interdisciplinary Training Core
The University of California, Davis Superfund Research Program Center supports 18 graduate students and nine postdoctoral scholars represented across the research Projects and Cores.The Training Core is under the direction of Nipavan Chiamvimonvat (who leads Critical Role of Mitochondrial Oxidative Stress in Chemical Induced Cardiac Toxicity Project) and Frank Loge (who leads the Optimizing Bioremediation for Risk Reduction Using Integrated Bioassay, Non-Target Analysis and Genomic Mining Techniques Project) with input from the Training Advisory Board which has considerable experience in graduate and postdoctoral education, expertise spanning the disciplinary scope of the SRP, and close connections with other toxicology programs on campus. The committee sent out an annual call and is reviewing applications for recipients of graduate student research assistantships. Awards are based on merit and cross-disciplinary research projects that span Biomedical and Engineering disciplines, with priority given to incorporating significant research translation or community engagement components. In addition, advisors are establishing and revising existing Individual Development Plans to incorporate interdisciplinary training in environmental science and engineering into their current training programs.