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Your Environment. Your Health.

Project Publications: Duke University: Engineering the Physico-Chemical Environment to Enhance the Bioremediation of Developmental Toxicants in Sediment Fungal-Bacterial Biofilms

Superfund Research Program

Engineering the Physico-Chemical Environment to Enhance the Bioremediation of Developmental Toxicants in Sediment Fungal-Bacterial Biofilms

Project Leader: Claudia Gunsch
Co-Investigators: Heileen Hsu-Kim, Mark R. Wiesner, Rytas Vilgalys
Grant Number: P42ES010356
Funding Period: 2017-2022
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  • Budarz JF, Cooper EM, Gardner CM, Hodzic E, Ferguson PL, Gunsch C, Wiesner MR. 2019. Chlorpyrifos degradation via photoreactive TiO2 nanoparticles: Assessing the impact of a multi-component degradation scenario. J Hazard Mater 372:61-68. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.12.028 PMID:29254886 PMCID:PMC5995634 (in press)
  • Lefevre E, Redfern L, Cooper EM, Stapleton HM, Gunsch C. 2019. Acetate promotes microbial reductive debromination of tetrabromobisphenol A during the startup phase of anaerobic wastewater sludge bioreactors. Sci Total Environ 656:959-968. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.403 PMID:30625682 PMCID:PMC6481660
  • Redfern L, Gardner CM, Hodzic E, Ferguson PL, Hsu-Kim H, Gunsch C. 2019. A new framework for approaching precision bioremediation of PAH contaminated soils. J Hazard Mater 378:doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.120859 PMID:31327574 PMCID:PMC6833951
  • Volkoff SJ, Osterberg JS, Jayasundara N, Cooper EM, Hsu-Kim H, Rogers LA, Gehrke GE, Jayaraman S, Di Giulio RT. 2019. Embryonic fundulus heteroclitus responses to sediment extracts from differentially contaminated sites in the Elizabeth River, VA. Ecotoxicology 28:9:1126-1135. doi:10.1007/s10646-019-02116-z


  • Czaplicki LM, Dharia M, Cooper EM, Ferguson PL, Vilgalys R, Gunsch C. 2018. Evaluating the mycostimulation potential of select carbon amendments for the degradation of a model PAH by an ascomycete strain enriched from a Superfund site. Biodegradation 29(5):463-471. doi:10.1007/s10532-018-9843-z PMID:30003496 PMCID:PMC6330244
  • Lefevre E, Bossa N, Gardner CM, Gehrke GE, Cooper EM, Stapleton HM, Hsu-Kim H, Gunsch C. 2018. Biochar and activated carbon act as promising amendments for promoting the microbial debromination of tetrabromobisphenol A. Water Res 128:102-110. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.09.047 PMID:29091801 PMCID:PMC5796758
  • Pitt JA, Kozal JS, Jayasundara N, Massarsky A, Trevisan R, Geiter N, Wiesner MR, Levin ED, Di Giulio RT. 2018. Uptake, tissue distribution, and toxicity of polystyrene nanoparticles in developing zebrafish (Danio rerio). Aquat Toxicol 194:185-194. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.11.017 PMID:29197232
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