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Program Publications: Brown University: Toxicant Exposures in Rhode Island: Past, Present, and Future

Superfund Research Program

Toxicant Exposures in Rhode Island: Past, Present, and Future

Center Director: Robert H. Hurt
Grant Number: P42ES013660
Funding Period: 2005-2021

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  • Li X, McLain C, Samuel MS, Olson MF, Radice GL. 2023. Actomyosin-mediated cellular tension promotes Yap nuclear translocation and myocardial proliferation through alpha5 integrin signaling. Development 150(2):doi:10.1242/dev.201013 PMID:36621002 PMCID:PMC1011049
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Marlow T, Gonsalves S. 2023. Parks, people, and pollution: a relational study of socioenvironmental succession. City Community doi:10.1177/15356841231152616
  • Xie S, Strom J, Suuberg EM. 2023. Contaminant sorption on soil and indoor materials and its possible impact on transients in vapor intrusion - An example based upon trichloroethylene (TCE). J Hazard Mater 446:130721. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2023.130721
  • Zhang M, Suuberg EM. 2023. Estimation of vapor pressures of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) using COSMOtherm. J Hazard Mater 443:130185. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2022.130185 PMID:36274547


  • Marlow T, Elliott JR, Frickel S. 2022. Future flooding increases unequal exposure risks to relic industrial pollution. Environ Res Lett 17(7):doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac78f7
  • Shukla V, Stone A, McGrath M, Kane AB, Hurt RH. 2022. Chemical degradation kinetics for two-dimensional materials in natural and biological environments - a data-driven review. Environ Sci Nano 23:doi:10.1039/d1en01171e
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S. 2022. When environmental inequality racialized: historical evidence from Providence, Rhode Island. Socius 8:doi:10.1177/23780231221127541
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Gonsalves S, Marlow T, Sucsy R, Byrns M, Orpen-Tuz M. 2022. Early childcare and education in a post-industrial landscape: Inequalities in proximity to active and relic manufacturing in Metropolitan Providence, Rhode Island. Environ Justice doi:10.1089/env.2021.0121
  • Xie S, Suuberg EM. 2022. Adsorption of trichloroethylene on common indoor materials studied using a combined inverse gas chromatography and frequency response technique. J Chromatogr A 1669:doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2022.462926 PMID:35279557 PMCID:PMC8976738


  • Becanova J, Saleeba Z, Stone A, Robuck AR, Hurt RH, Lohmann R. 2021. A graphene-based hydrogel monolith with tailored surface chemistry for PFAS passive sampling. Environ Sci Nano 14:doi:10.1039/D1EN00517K
  • Bianchi E, Stermer A, Nolan T, Li H, Hall SJ, Boekelheide K, Sigman M, Hwang K. 2021. Highly conserved sperm function-related transcripts across three species: Human, rat and mouse. Reprod Toxicol 104:44-51. doi:10.1016/j.reprotox.2021.06.012 PMID:34174366
  • Boudia S, Creager AN, Frickel S, Henry E, Jas N, Roberts JA, Reinhardt C. 2021. Residues: Thinking Through Chemical Environments Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Browning CL, Green A, Gray EP, Hurt RH, Kane AB. 2021. Manganese dioxide nanosheets induce mitochondrial toxicity in fish gill epithelial cells. Nanotoxicology 15(3):400-417. doi:10.1080/17435390.2021.1874562 PMID:33502918 PMCID:PMC8026737
  • Castilho CJ, Li D, Xie Y, Gao H, Hurt RH. 2021. Shear Failure in Supported Two-Dimensional Nanosheet Van der Waals Thin Films. Carbon N Y 173:410-418. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2020.10.079 PMID:33223559 PMCID:PMC7678926
  • Kwon Y, Castilho CJ, Liu M, Saleeba Z, Hurt RH, Kulaots I. 2021. Controlling pore structure and conductivity in graphene nanosheet films through partial thermal exfoliation. Carbon N Y 174:227-239. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2020.12.050 PMID:33633411 PMCID:PMC7901814
  • Liu M, Fernandes DC, Saleeba Z, Hurt RH. 2021. Controlled release of molecular intercalants from two-dimensional nanosheet films. ACS Nano doi:10.1021/acsnano.1c07888 PMID:34870425
  • Liu M, Weston P, Hurt RH. 2021. Controlling nanochannel orientation and dimensions in graphene-based nanofluidic membranes. Nat Commun 12:507. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20837-2 PMID:33479231 PMCID:PMC7820404
  • Tollefson J, Frickel S, Restrepo MI. 2021. Feature extraction and machine learning techniques for identifying historic urban environmental hazards: New methods to locate lost fossil fuel infrastructure in US cities. PLoS One 16(8):e0255507. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0255507 PMID:34347840 PMCID:PMC8336811
  • Xie S, Suuberg EM. 2021. The effects of temperature and relative humidity on trichloroethylene sorption capacities of building materials under conditions relevant to vapor intrusion. J Hazard Mater 401:123807. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.123807 PMID:33113740


  • Bell S, Marlow T, Wombacher K, Hitt A, Parikh N, Zsom A, Frickel S. 2020. Automated data extraction from historical city directories: The rise and fall of mid-century gas stations in Providence, RI. PLoS One 15:12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0220219 PMID:32813699 PMCID:PMC7437912
  • Flores-Chaparro C, Castilho CJ, Kulaots I, Hurt RH, Rangel-Mendez JR. 2020. Pillared graphene oxide composite as an adsorbent of soluble hydrocarbons in water: pH and organic matter effects. J Environ Manage 259:8. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.110044 PMID:31929029 PMCID:PMC7517627
  • Gray EP, Browning CL, Vaslet CA, Gion K, Green A, Liu M, Kane AB, Hurt RH. 2020. Chemical and colloidal dynamics of MnO2 nanosheets in biological media relevant for nanosafety assessment. Small doi:10.1002/smll.202000303 PMID:32191401 PMCID:PMC7461694
  • Marlow T, Frickel S, Elliott JR. 2020. Do Legacy Industrial Sites Produce Legacy Effects in Ethnic and Racial Residential Settlement? Environmental Inequality Formation in Rhode Island's Industrial Core1. Sociol Forum 21:doi:10.1111/socf.12639
  • Sears C, Lanphear BP, Calafat AM, Chen A, Skarha J, Xu Y, Yolton K, Braun JM. 2020. Lowering urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations among children by reducing contaminated dust in housing units: a randomized controlled trial and observational study. Environ Sci Technol 54:4327-4335. doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b04898 PMID:32101426
  • Xie S, Suuberg EM. 2020. Very low concentration adsorption isotherms of trichloroethylene on common building materials. Build Environ 179:11. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.106954
  • Yao Y, Xiao Y, Luo J, Wang G, Strom J, Suuberg EM. 2020. High-frequency fluctuations of indoor pressure: A potential driving force for vapor intrusion in urban areas. Sci Total Environ 710:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.136309 PMID:31926413 PMCID:PMC7532941
  • Yao Y, Zuo J, Luo J, Cheng Q(, Strom J, Suuberg EM. 2020. An examination of the building pressure cycling technique as a tool in vapor intrusion investigations with analytical simulations. J Hazard Mater doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121915 PMID:31882341 PMCID:PMC7082193 (accepted for publication)
  • Zhang M, Yamada K, Bourguet S, Guelfo J, Suuberg EM. 2020. Vapor pressure of nine perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) determined using the Knudsen Effusion Method. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 65:2332-2342. doi:10.1021/acs.jced.9b00922 PMCID:PMC7505237


  • Bianchi E, Boekelheide K, Sigman M, Braun JM, Eliot M, Hall SJ, Dere E, Hwang K. 2019. Spermatozoal large RNA content is associated with semen characteristics, sociodemographic and lifestyle factors. PLoS One 14(5):doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0216584 PMID:31120914 PMCID:PMC6532849
  • Castilho CJ, Li D, Liu M, Liu Y, Gao H, Hurt RH. 2019. Mosquito bite prevention through graphene barrier layers. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116(37):18304-18309. doi:10.1073/pnas.1906612116 PMID:31451645 PMCID:PMC6744866
  • Dent MP, Madnick SJ, Hall SJ, Vantangoli Policelli M, Bars C, Li H, Amin A, Carmichael PL, Martin FL, Boekelheide K. 2019. A human-derived prostate co-culture microtissue model using epithelial (RWPE-1) and stromal (WPMY-1) cell lines. Toxicol In Vitro 60:203-211. doi:10.1016/j.tiv.2019.05.023 PMID:31154061 PMCID:PMC6717042
  • Kabadi PK, Rodd AL, Simmons AE, Messier N, Hurt RH, Kane AB. 2019. A novel human 3D lung microtissue model for nanoparticle-induced cell-matrix alterations. Part Fibre Toxicol 16(1):15. doi:10.1186/s12989-019-0298-0 PMID:30943996 PMCID:PMC6448215
  • Kane AB. 2019. Inflammation. Chapter 17 in: Tumour Site Concordance and Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis. IARC Publications, pp.165-174.
  • Kingsley SL, Walker DI, Calafat AM, Chen A, Papandonatos GD, Xu Y, Jones DP, Lanphear BP, Pennell KD, Braun JM. 2019. Metabolomics of childhood exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances: a cross-sectional study. Metabolomics 15(7):95. doi:10.1007/s11306-019-1560-z PMID:31227916
  • McDonough CA, Guelfo J, Higgins CP. 2019. Measuring total PFASs in water: the tradeoff between selectivity and inclusivity. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health 7:13-18. doi:10.1016/j.coesh.2018.08.005
  • Sears C, Mueller-Leonhard C, Wellenius GA, Chen A, Ryan P, Lanphear BP, Braun JM. 2019. Early-life exposure to traffic-related air pollution and child anthropometry. Environ Epidemiol 3:doi:10.1097/EE9.0000000000000061 PMID:32885129 PMCID:PMC7461703
  • Seltenrich N. 2019. Guiding Communities Affected by PFASs: Tools for Tackling Contaminated Drinking Water. Environ Health Perspect 127(2):doi:10.1289/EHP4170 PMID:30767559 PMCID:PMC6752938
  • Spade DJ, Dere E, Hall SJ, Schorl C, Freiman RN, Boekelheide K. 2019. All-Trans Retinoic Acid Disrupts Development in Ex Vivo Cultured Fetal Rat Testes. I: Altered Seminiferous Cord Maturation and Testicular Cell Fate. Toxicol Sci 167:546-558. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfy260 PMID:30329139 PMCID:PMC6358251
  • Spade DJ, Hall SJ, Wortzel J, Reyes G, Boekelheide K. 2019. All-trans Retinoic Acid Disrupts Development in Ex Vivo Cultured Fetal Rat Testes. II: Modulation of Mono-(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate Toxicity. Toxicol Sci 168(1):149-159. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfy283 PMID:30476341 PMCID:PMC6390659
  • Stermer A, Klein D, Wilson S, Dalaijamts C, Bai CY, Hall SJ, Madnick SJ, Bianchi E, Chiu WA, Boekelheide K. 2019. Differential toxicity of water versus gavage exposure to trichloroethylene in rats. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 68:1-3. doi:10.1016/j.etap.2019.02.003 PMID:30836291 PMCID:PMC6594756
  • Stermer A, Reyes G, Hall SJ, Boekelheide K. 2019. Small RNAs in rat sperm are a predictive and sensitive biomarker of exposure to the testicular toxicant ethylene glycol monomethyl ether. Toxicol Sci 169(2):399-408. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfz041 PMID:30768127 PMCID:PMC6934889
  • Stermer A, Wilson SK, Klein D, Hall SJ, Boekelheide K. 2019. Trichloroethylene exposure alters dimethylated histone three lysine four in protein kinase A signaling pathway chromatin of rat sperm. Biol Reprod 101(5):875-877. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioz155 PMID:31426087 PMCID:PMC730579
  • Strom J, Guo Y, Yao Y, Suuberg EM. 2019. Factors affecting temporal variations in vapor intrusion-induced indoor air contaminant concentrations. Build Environ 161:doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106196
  • Toral-Sanchez E, Hurt RH, Ascacio Valdes JA, Aguilar CN, Cervantes FJ, Rangel-Mendez R. 2019. Improved reductive transformation of iopromide by magnetite containing reduced graphene oxide nanosacks as electron shuttles. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 566:188-195. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.01.026 PMID:31662597 PMCID:PMC6818722
  • Verginelli I, Yao Y, Suuberg EM. 2019. Risk Assessment Tool for Chlorinated Vapor Intrusion Based on a Two-Dimensional Analytical Model Involving Vertical Heterogeneity. Environ Eng Sci 36(8):969-980. doi:10.1089/ees.2018.0468
  • Wang G, Ma S, Strom J, Suuberg EM, Yao Y, Zeng L. 2019. Investigating two-dimensional soil gas transport of trichloroethylene in vapor intrusion scenarios involving surface pavements using a pilot-scale tank. J Hazard Mater 371:138-145. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.02.069 PMID:30849568


  • Berenbaum D, Marlow T, Lee A, Deighan D, Frickel S, Howison M. 2018. Mining spatio-temporal data on industrialization from historical registries. Journal of Environmental Informatics doi:10.3808/jei.201700381
  • Bianchi E, Stermer A, Boekelheide K, Sigman M, Hall SJ, Reyes G, Dere E, Hwang K. 2018. High-quality human and rat spermatozoal RNA isolation for functional genomic studies. J Androl 6:374-383. doi:10.1111/andr.12471 PMID:29470852 PMCID:PMC6309170
  • Boudia S, Creager AN, Frickel S, Henry E, Jas N, Reinhardt C, Roberts JA. 2018. Residues: rethinking chemical environments. Engag Sci Technol Soc 4:165-178. doi:10.17351/ests2018.245
  • Chen CY, Driscoll CT, Eagles-Smith CA, Eckley CS, Gay DA, Hsu-Kim H, Keane SE, Kirk JL, Mason RP, Obrist D, Selin H, Selin NE, Thompson MR. 2018. A critical time for mercury science to inform global policy. Environ Sci Technol 52(17):9556-9561. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b02286 PMID:30067020
  • Chen P, Zhang M, Liu M, Wong IY, Hurt RH. 2018. Ultrastretchable graphene-based molecular barriers for chemical protection, detection, and actuation. ACS Nano 12:234-244. doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b05961 PMID:29165991 PMCID:PMC5780244 (in press)
  • Frickel S, Elliott JR. 2018. Sites Unseen: Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities. Russell Sage Foundation,
  • Gray EP, Browning CL, Wang M, Gion K, Chao EY, Koski K, Kane AB, Hurt RH. 2018. Biodissolution and cellular response to MoO3 nanoribbons and a new framework for early hazard screening for 2D materials. Environ Sci Nano 5(11):2545-2559. doi:10.1039/C8EN00362A
  • Guelfo J, Adamson DT. 2018. Evaluation of a national data set for insights into sources, composition, and concentrations of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in U.S. drinking water. Environ Pollut 236:505-513. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.066 PMID:29427949 PMCID:PMC5849529
  • Guelfo J, Marlow T, Klein D, Savitz D, Frickel S, Crimi M, Suuberg EM. 2018. Evaluation and management strategies for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in drinking water aquifers: Perspectives from impacted US northeast communities. Environ Health Perspect 126:13. doi:10.1289/ehp2727 PMID:29916808
  • Kane AB, Hurt RH, Gao H. 2018. The asbestos-carbon nanotube analogy: An update. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 361:68-80. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2018.06.027 PMID:29960000 PMCID:PMC6298811
  • Rodd AL, Castilho CJ, Chaparro CE, Rangel-Mendez JR, Hurt RH, Kane AB. 2018. Impact of emerging, high-production-volume graphene-based materials on the bioavailability of benzo(a)pyrene to brine shrimp and fish liver cells. Environ Sci Nano 5(9):2144-2161. doi:10.1039/C8EN00352A
  • Rodd AL, Kane AB. 2018. Fish liver microtissues for aquatic toxicology: integrating morphological and molecular responses for in vitro assessment of environmental pollutants. Abstr Pap Am Chem Soc 255:1.
  • Sears C, Braun JM, Ryan P, Xu Y, Werner E, Lanphear BP, Wellenius GA. 2018. The association of traffic-related air and noise pollution with maternal blood pressure and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in the HOME study cohort. Environ Int 121:574-581. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.049 PMID:30300815
  • Spade DJ, Bai CY, Lambright C, Conley JM, Boekelheide K, Gray LE. 2018. Validation of an automated counting procedure for phthalate-induced testicular multinucleated germ cells. Toxicol Lett 290:55-61. doi:10.1016/j.toxlet.2018.03.018 PMID:29571896 PMCID:PMC5921076
  • Thompson MR, Barcott DS. 2018. The Role of the Nurse Scientist as a Knowledge Broker. J Nurs Scholarsh 51(1):26-39. doi:10.1111/jnu.12439 PMID:30354032 PMCID:PMC6329672
  • Toral-Sanchez E, Rangel-Mendez JR, Hurt RH, Ascacio Valdes JA, Aguilar CN, Cervantes FJ. 2018. Novel application of magnetic nano-carbon composite as redox mediator in the reductive biodegradation of iopromide in anaerobic continuous systems. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 1-11. doi:10.1007/s00253-018-9250-8 PMID:30058007
  • Wilson S, Dere E, Klein D, Schorl C, Hall SJ, Boekelheide K. 2018. Localization of dimethylated histone three lysine four in the Rattus norvegicus sperm genome. Biol Reprod 99(2):266-268. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioy051 PMID:29506216
  • Yao Y, Verginelli I, Suuberg EM, Eklund B. 2018. Examining the Use of USEPA's Generic Attenuation Factor in Determining Groundwater Screening Levels for Vapor Intrusion. Ground Water Monit Remediat 38(2):79-89. doi:10.1111/gwmr.12276 PMID:30524180 PMCID:PMC6277045



  • Dere E, Huse SM, Hwang K, Sigman M, Boekelheide K. 2016. Intra- and inter-individual differences in human sperm DNA methylation. Andrology 4(5):832-842. doi:10.1111/andr.12170 PMID:27089098 PMCID:PMC4988918
  • Dere E, Wilson SK, Anderson LM, Boekelheide K. 2016. From the cover: sperm molecular biomarkers are sensitive indicators of testicular injury following subchronic model toxicant exposure. Toxicol Sci 153(2):327-340. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfw137 PMID:27466211 PMCID:PMC5036622
  • Gonzalez ST, Remick D, Creton R, Colwill RM. 2016. Effects of embryonic exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on anxiety-related behaviors in larval zebrafish. Neurotoxicology 53:93-101. doi:10.1016/j.neuro.2015.12.018 PMID:26748073 PMCID:PMC4808333
  • Holden PA, Gardea-Torresdey JL, Klaessig F, Turco RF, Mortimer M, Hund-Rinke K, Cohen Hubal EA, Avery D, Barcelo D, Behra R, Cohen Y, Deydier-Stephan L, Ferguson PL, Fernandes TF, Herr Harthorn B, Henderson WM, Hoke RA, Hristozov D, Johnston JM, Kane AB, Kapustka L, Keller AA, Lenihan HS, Lovell W, Murphy CJ, Nisbet RM, Petersen EJ, Salinas ER, Scheringer M, Sharma M, Speed DE, Sultan Y, Westerhoff P, White JC, Wiesner MR, Wong E, Xing B, Steele Horan M, Godwin H, Nel AE. 2016. Considerations of environmentally relevant test conditions for improved evaluation of ecological hazards of engineered nanomaterials. Environ Sci Technol 50(12):6124-6145. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00608 PMID:27177237 PMCID:PMC4967154
  • Lovato AK, Creton R, Colwill RM. 2016. Effects of embryonic exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on larval zebrafish behavior. Neurotoxicol Teratol 53:1-10. doi:10.1016/ PMID:26561944 PMCID:PMC4703504
  • Lv X, Qiu Y, Wang Z, Jiang GM, Chen YT, Xu XH, Hurt RH. 2016. Aerosol synthesis of phase-controlled iron-graphene nanohybrids through FeOOH nanorod intermediates. Environ Sci Nano 3(5):1215-1221. doi:10.1039/C6EN00178E PMID:28133538 PMCID:PMC5260819
  • McAlary T, McHugh T, Eklund B, Lutes C, Suuberg EM, Hayes H, Pennell KG, Folkes D, Dawson H, Truesdale R, Beckley L, Holton C. 2016. Comments and corrections to: “The Emperor's Old Clothes: An Inconvenient Truth About Currently Accepted Vapor Intrusion Assessment Methods,” and “Emperor's Old Clothes Revisited,” two recent editorials by Mark Kram. Ground Water Monit Remediat 36:84-87. doi:10.1111/gwmr.12166
  • Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Suuberg EM, Moradi A, Moradi A, Roghani M, Ames J, Friguglietti L, Indeglia PA, Shen R, Yao Y, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2016. Field data and numerical modeling: a multiple lines of evidence approach for assessing vapor intrusion exposure risks. Sci Total Environ 556:291-301. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.185 PMID:26977535 PMCID:PMC4844003
  • Qiu Y, Felten C, Hurt RH, Kulaots I. 2016. Thermochemistry and kinetics of graphite oxide exothermic decomposition for safety in large-scale storage and processing. Carbon N Y 96:20-28. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2015.09.040 PMID:28090118 PMCID:PMC5227653
  • Shen R, Suuberg EM. 2016. Impacts of changes of indoor air pressure and air exchange rate in vapor intrusion scenarios. Build Environ 96:178-187. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.11.015 PMID:28090133 PMCID:PMC5228218
  • Verginelli I, Suuberg EM, Yao Y, Wang Y, Ma J. 2016. Estimating the oxygenated zone beneath building foundations for petroleum vapor intrusion assessment. J Hazard Mater 312:84-96. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.03.037 PMID:27016669 PMCID:PMC5283078
  • Verginelli I, Yao Y, Suuberg EM. 2016. An excel((R))-based visualization tool of two-dimensional soil gas concentration profiles in petroleum vapor intrusion. Ground Water Monit Remediat 36:94-100. PMID:28163564 PMCID:PMC5287490
  • Wang Z, Tonderys D, Leggett S, Williams EK, Kiani M, Steinberg R, Qui Y, Hurt RH, Wong IY. 2016. Wrinkled, wavelength-tunable graphene-based surface topographies for directing cell alignment and morphology. Carbon N Y 97:14-24. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2015.03.040 PMID:25848137 PMCID:PMC4384125
  • Wang Z, von dem Bussche A, Qiu Y, Valentine TM, Gion K, Kane AB, Hurt RH. 2016. Chemical dissolution pathways of MoS2 nanosheets in biological and environmental media. Environ Sci Technol 50(13):7208-7217. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b01881 PMID:27267956 PMCID:PMC5217159
  • Wang Z, Zhu W, Qiu Y, Yi X, von dem Bussche A, Kane AB, Gao H, Koski K, Hurt RH. 2016. Biological and environmental interactions of emerging two-dimensional nanomaterials. Chem Soc Rev 45(6):1750-1780. doi:10.1039/c5cs00914f PMID:26923057 PMCID:PMC4820079
  • Yao Y, Verginelli I, Suuberg EM. 2016. A two-dimensional analytical model of petroleum vapor intrusion. Water Resour Res 52(2):1528-1539. doi:10.1002/2015WR018320 PMID:28255184 PMCID:PMC5330280
  • Yao Y, Wang Y, Verginelli I, Suuberg EM, Ye J. 2016. Comparison between PVI2D and Abreu-Johnson's model for petroleum vapor intrusion assessment. Vadose Zone Journal 15:doi:10.2136/vzj2016.07.0063 PMID:29398981 PMCID:PMC5792088
  • Zhu WP, von dem Bussche A, Yi X, Qiu Y, Wang Z, Weston P, Hurt RH, Kane AB, Gao H. 2016. Nanomechanical mechanism for lipid bilayer damage induced by carbon nanotubes confined in intracellular vesicles. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113(44):12374-12379. doi:10.1073/pnas.1605030113 PMID:27791073 PMCID:PMC5098676


  • Clift DE, Thorn RJ, Passarelli EA, Kapoor M, LoPiccolo MK, Richendrfer HA, Colwill RM, Creton R. 2015. Effects of embryonic cyclosporine exposures on brain development and behavior. Behav Brain Res 282:117-124. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2015.01.006 PMID:25591474 PMCID:PMC4323675
  • Godwin H, Brown SS, Holden PA, Kane AB, Bergeson L, Bernard D, Beryt E, Boyes W, Clippinger A, Cohen Y, Doa M, Hendren C, Houck K, Klaessig F, Kodas T, Landsiedel R, Lynch I, Malloy T, Miller MB, Muller J, Petersen EJ, Pleus RC, Sayre P, Stone V, Sullivan KM, Tentschert J, Wallis P, Nel AE, Oberdorster G, Nameth C, Avery D. 2015. Nanomaterial categorization for assessing risk potential to facilitate regulatory decision-making. ACS Nano 9(4):3409-3417. doi:10.1021/acsnano.5b00941 PMID:25791861
  • Hofmann JW, Zhao X, De Cecco M, Peterson AL, Pagliaroli L, Manivannan J, Hubbard GB, Ikeno Y, Zhang Y, Feng B, Li X, Serre T, Qi W, Van Remmen H, Miller RA, Bath KG, de Cabo R, Xu H, Neretti N, Sedivy JM. 2015. Reduced expression of MYC increases longevity and enhances healthspan. Cell 160(3):477-488. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.12.016 PMID:25619689 PMCID:PMC4624921
  • Kabadi PK, Vantangoli MM, Rodd AL, Kane AB, Boekelheide K, Leary E, Madnick SJ, Morgan J. 2015. Into the depths: Techniques for in vitro three-dimensional microtissue visualization. Biotechniques 59(5):279-286. doi:10.2144/000114353 PMID:26554505 PMCID:PMC4804457
  • Moradi A, Tootkaboni M, Pennell KG. 2015. A variance decomposition approach to uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis of the Johnson and Ettinger model. J Air Waste Manag Assoc 65(2):154-164. doi:10.1080/10962247.2014.980469 PMID:25947051 PMCID:PMC4425250
  • Rice JW, Fu J, Sandstrom E, Ditto J, Suuberg EM. 2015. Thermodynamic study of (anthracene + phenanthrene) solid state mixtures. J Chem Thermodyn 90:79-86. doi:10.1016/j.jct.2015.06.021 PMID:26973354 PMCID:PMC4782191
  • Richendrfer HA, Creton R. 2015. Chlorpyrifos and malathion have opposite effects on behaviors and brain size that are not correlated to changes in AChE activity. Neurotoxicology 49:50-58. doi:10.1016/j.neuro.2015.05.002 PMID:25983063 PMCID:PMC4523399
  • Vantangoli MM, Madnick SJ, Huse SM, Weston P, Boekelheide K. 2015. MCF-7 human breast cancer cells form differentiated microtissues in scaffold-free hydrogels. PLoS One 10(8):e0135426. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0135426 PMID:26267486 PMCID:PMC4534042
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  • Miselis NR, Van Rooijen N, Kane AB. 2008. Targeting tumor-associated macrophages in an orthotopic murine model of diffuse malignant mesothelioma. Mol Cancer Ther 7(4):788-799. doi:10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-07-0579 PMID:18375821
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  • Shirvanian PA, Calo JM. 2005. Copper recovery in a spouted vessel electrolytic reactor (SBER). Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 35(1):101-111.


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