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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-Investigator: Monica Ramirez-Andreotta
Grant Number: P42ES004940
Funding Period: 1995-2025
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  • Anandhan A, Dodson M, Shakya A, Chen J, Liu P, Wei Y, Tan H, Wang Q, Jiang Z, Yang K, Garcia JG, Chambers SK, Chapman E, Ooi A, Yang-Hartwich Y, Stockwell BR, Zhang DD. 2023. NRF2 controls iron homeostasis and ferroptosis through HERC2 and VAMP8. Sci Adv 9(5):doi:10.1126/sciadv.ade9585 PMID:36724221 PMCID:PMC9891695
  • Dai M, Yan N, Brusseau ML. 2023. Potential impact of bacteria on the transport of PFAS in porous media. Water Res 243:120350. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2023.120350 PMID:37499541 PMCID:PMC10530518
  • Huerta D, Schobel T, Alexander-Ozinskas A, Hild J, Lauder J, Reynolds P, Von Behren J, Meltzer D, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2023. Probabilistic risk assessment of residential exposure to metal(loid)s in a mining impacted community. Sci Total Environ 872:162228. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162228 PMID:36791848 PMCID:PMC1002350
  • Kushwaha P, Tran A, Quintero D, Song M, Yu Q, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM, Babst-Kostecka AA, Schroeder JI, Maier RM. 2023. Zinc accumulation in Atriplex lentiformis is driven by plant genes and the soil microbiome. Sci Total Environ 899:165667. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.165667 PMID:37478925
  • McCawley IA, Maier RM, Hogan DE. 2023. Comparison of synthetic rhamnolipids as chemical precipitants for Pb, La, and Mg. J Hazard Mater 447:130801. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2023.130801 PMID:36689902 PMCID:PMC9986113
  • Ossanna LQ, Serrano K, Jennings LL, Dillon J, Maier RM, Neilson JW. 2023. Progressive belowground soil development associated with sustainable plant establishment during copper mine waste revegetation. Applied Soil Ecology 186:104813. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2023.104813 PMID:36844191 PMCID:PMC9956965
  • 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
  • Shakya A, Mckee NW, Dodson M, Chapman E, Zhang DD. 2023. Anti-ferroptotic effects of Nrf2: beyond the antioxidant response. Mol Cells 46(3):165-175. doi:10.14348/molcells.2023.0005 PMID:36994475 PMCID:PMC10070163
  • Stanek M, Kushwaha P, Murawska-Wlodarczyk K, Stefanowicz AM, Babst-Kostecka AA. 2023. Quercus rubra invasion of temperate deciduous forest stands alters the structure and functions of the soil microbiome. Geoderma 430:116328. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2023.116328
  • Van Horne YO, Carroll S, Chief K, Lothrop N, Richards JR, Begay M, Charley PH, Ingram J, Beamer P. 2023. Using environmental health dialogue in a Dine-centered approach for individualized results reporting in an environmental exposure study following the Gold King Mine Spill. Environ Res 231(Pt.2):116196. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2023.116196 PMID:37211184 PMCID:PMC10411314
  • Zeider K, Manjon I, Betterton EA, Saez AE, Sorooshian A, Ramirez-Andreotta M. 2023. Backyard aerosol pollution monitors: foliar surfaces, dust enrichment, and factors influencing foliar retention. Environ Monit Assess 195(10):1200. doi:10.1007/s10661-023-11752-2 PMID:37700111 PMCID:PMC10636967


  • Anandhan A, Chen W, Nguyen N, Madhavan L, Dodson M, Zhang DD. 2022. Alpha-Syn overexpression, NRF2 suppression, and enhanced ferroptosis create a vicious cycle of neuronal loss in Parkinson's disease. Free Radic Biol Med 192:130-140. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2022.09.015 PMID:36150560
  • Schiro G, Liu P, Dodson M, Zhang DD, Ghishan FK, Barberan A, Kiela PR. 2022. Interactions between arsenic exposure, high-fat diet and NRF2 shape the complex responses in the murine gut microbiome and hepatic metabolism. Front Microbiomes 1:doi:10.3389/frmbi.2022.1041188



  • 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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