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Project Publications: University of Arizona: Research Experience and Training Coordination Core

Superfund Research Program

Research Experience and Training Coordination Core

Project Leader: Raina M. Maier
Co-Investigators: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, Donna D. Zhang
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 1995-2025
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  • Shakya A, Dodson M, Artiola JF, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Root RA, Ding X, Chorover J, Maier RM. 2023. Arsenic in drinking water and diabetes. Water (Basel) 15(9):1751. doi:10.3390/w15091751



  • Kushwaha P, Neilson JW, Barberan A, Chen Y, Fontana CG, Butterfield BJ, Maier RM. 2020. Arid ecosystem vegetation canopy-gap dichotomy: Influence on soil microbial composition and nutrient cycling functional potential. Appl Environ Microbiol 87(5):doi:10.1128/AEM.02780-20 PMID:33310716 (ahead of print)
  • Liu P, Dodson M, Fang D, Chapman E, Zhang DD. 2020. NRF2 negatively regulates primary ciliogenesis and hedgehog signaling. PLoS Biol 18(2):doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000620 PMID:32053600 PMCID:PMC7043785
  • Manjon I, Ramirez-Andreotta M, Saez AE, Root RA, Hild J, Janes MK, Alexander-Ozinskas A. 2020. Environmental monitoring and exposure science dataset to calculate ingestion and inhalation of metal(loid)s through preschool gardening. Data Brief 29:105050. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2019.105050 PMID:32055651 PMCID:PMC7005369
  • Michel-Ramirez G, Recio-Vega R, Lantz RC, Gandolfi A, Olivas-Calderon E, Chau BT, Amistadi M. 2020. Assessment of YAP gene polymorphisms and arsenic interaction in Mexican women with breast cancer. J Appl Toxicol 40(3):342-351. doi:10.1002/jat.3907 PMID:31631368 PMCID:PMC7012748



  • Dodson M, de la Vega MR, Harder B, Castro-Portuguez R, Rodrigues SD, Wong PK, Chapman E, Zhang DD. 2018. Low-level arsenic causes proteotoxic stress and not oxidative stress. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 341:106-113. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2018.01.014 PMID:29408041 PMCID:PMC5929483
  • Hossein Mardi A, Khaghani A, MacDonald AB, Nguyen P, Karimi N, Heidary P, Karimi N, Saemian P, Sehatkashani S, Tajrishy M, Sorooshian A. 2018. The Lake Urmia environmental disaster in Iran: A look at aerosol pollution. Sci Total Environ 633:42-49. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.148 PMID:29573690 PMCID:PMC5949080
  • Liu P, de la Vega MR, Sammani S, Mascarenhas JB, Kerins M, Dodson M, Sun X, Wang T, Ooi A, Garcia JG, Zhang DD. 2018. RPA1 binding to NRF2 switches ARE-dependent transcriptional activation to ARE-NRE-dependent repression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 115(44):E10352-E10361. doi:10.1073/pnas.1812125115 PMID:30309964 PMCID:PMC6217430
  • Lyu Y, Brusseau ML, Chen W, Yan N, Fu X, Lin X. 2018. Adsorption of PFOA at the air-water interface during transport in unsaturated porous media. Environ Sci Technol 52:7745-7753. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b02348 PMID:29944343
  • Madeira CL, Field JA, Simonich MT, Tanguay RL, Chorover J, Sierra-Alvarez R. 2018. Ecotoxicity of the insensitive munitions compound 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) and its reduced metabolite 3-amino-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (ATO). J Hazard Mater 343:340-346. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.09.052 PMID:28992572
  • Yan N, Liu F, Liu B, Brusseau ML. 2018. Treatment of 1,4-dioxane and trichloroethene co-contamination by an activated binary persulfate-peroxide oxidation process. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 1-8. doi:10.1007/s11356-018-3153-1 PMID:30218336 PMCID:PMC6367011


  • Bao L, Wu J, Dodson M, de la Vega MR, Ning Y, Zhang Z, Yao M, Zhang DD, Xu C, Yi X. 2017. ABCF2, an Nrf2 target gene, contributes to cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer cells. Mol Carcinog 56(6):1543-1553. doi:10.1002/mc.22615 PMID:28112439 PMCID:PMC5509336
  • Braun RA, Dadashazar H, MacDonald AB, Aldhaif AA, Maudlin LC, Crosbie E, Azadi Aghdam M, Hossein Mardi A, Sorooshian A. 2017. Impact of wildfire emissions on chloride and bromide depletion in marine aerosol particles. Environ Sci Technol 51:9013-9021. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b02039 PMID:28700243 (accepted for publication)
  • Lyu Y, Brusseau ML, El Ouni A, Araujo JB, Su X. 2017. The gas-absorption/chemical-reaction method for measuring air-water interfacial area in natural porous media. Water Resour Res 53:9519-9527. doi:10.1002/2017WR021717 PMID:29662253 PMCID:PMC5898451
  • Madeira CL, Speet SA, Alvarez-Nieto C, Abrell L, Chorover J, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA. 2017. Sequential anaerobic-aerobic biodegradation of emerging insensitive munitions compound 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO). Chemosphere 167:478-484. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.10.032 PMID:27750172
  • Ramos-Ruiz A, Sesma-Martin J, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA. 2017. Continuous reduction of tellurite to recoverable tellurium nanoparticles using an upflow anaerobic sludge bed (UASB) reactor. Water Res 108:189-196. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2016.10.074 PMID:27825682


  • Gil-Loaiza J, White SA, Root RA, Ramirez-Solis A, Hammond C, Chorover J, Maier RM. 2016. Phytostabilization of mine tailings using compost-assisted direct planting: translating greenhouse results to the field. Sci Total Environ 565:451-461. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.04.168 PMID:27183459 PMCID:PMC4921306
  • Honeker LK, Root RA, Chorover J, Maier RM. 2016. Resolving colocalization of bacteria and metal(loid)s on plant root surfaces by combining fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with multiple-energy micro-focused X-ray fluorescence (ME μXRF). J Microbiol Methods 131:23-33. doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2016.09.018 PMID:27693754 PMCID:PMC5127750
  • Mora Ramirez M, Dadashazar H, MacDonald AB, Crosbie E, Bates KH, Coggon MM, Craven JS, Lynch P, Campbell JR, Azadi Aghdam M, Woods RK, Jonsson H, Flagan RC, Seinfeld JH, Sorooshian A, Wang Z. 2016. Contrasting cloud composition between coupled and decoupled marine boundary layer clouds. J Geophys Res Atmos 121:11679-11691. doi:10.1002/2016JD025695
  • Olivares CI, Abrell L, Khatiwada R, Chorover J, Sierra-Alvarez R, Field JA. 2016. (Bio)transformation of 2,4-dinitroanisole (DNAN) in soils. J Hazard Mater 304:214-221. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.10.059 PMID:26551225 PMCID:PMC4695256
  • Olivares CI, Field JA, Simonich MT, Tanguay RL, Sierra-Alvarez R. 2016. Arsenic (III, V), indium (III), and gallium (III) toxicity to zebrafish embryos using a high-throughput multi-endpoint in vivo developmental and behavioral assay. Chemosphere 148:361-368. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.01.050 PMID:26824274 PMCID:PMC4754138
  • Ramos-Ruiz A, Field JA, Wilkening JV, Sierra-Alvarez R. 2016. Recovery of elemental tellurium nanoparticles by the reduction of tellurium oxyanions in a methanogenic microbial consortium. Environ Sci Technol 50(3):1492-1500. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04074 PMID:26735010 PMCID:PMC4738100
  • Ramos-Ruiz A, Zeng C, Sierra-Alvarez R, Teixeira LH, Field JA. 2016. Microbial toxicity of ionic species leached from the II-VI semiconductor materials, cadmium telluride (CdTe) and cadmium selenide (CdSe). Chemosphere 162:131-138. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2016.07.081 PMID:27494313 PMCID:PMC5003732
  • Yan N, Liu F, Chen Y, Brusseau ML. 2016. Influence of groundwater constituents on 1,4-dioxane degradation by a binary oxidant system. Water Air Soil Pollut 227:436. doi:10.1007/s11270-016-3146-y PMID:28943674 PMCID:PMC5603204
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