UNC SRP scientists uncover soil microbes that consume contaminants and speed up degradation
In SRP Investigator Mike Aitken's lab, a long-term project to speed up the biodegradation of a common type of hazardous industrial chemical is shedding light on what is going on underground at many of the nation's contaminated sites. PhD students Stephen Richardson and Maiysha Jones have identified microbes that are responsible for breaking down six different polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)...
Researcher Spotlight - Dr. Ivan Rusyn
Dr. Ivan Rusyn leads a cutting-edge environmental toxicity research lab with the UNC Superfund Research Program, which improves understanding of the ways that exposures to certain chemicals lead to adverse health effects, and was the first to report on the genetic regulation of gene expression in the liver. Rusyn has served on a number of committees of the National Academies of Science and the EPA Science Advisory Board evaluating the health risks associated with trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, trichloroacetic acid and formaldehyde. However, the series of steps that he took to get to this position in his career began in a much different place and have since taken him around the world.
RTC project tracking NC private well contamination celebrates successes and looks ahead
Over the last year the UNC SRP Research Translation Core has partnered with Medical Evaluation and Risk Assessment (MERA) program of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) to develop the capacity of NCDHHS to identify North Carolina populations at greatest potential risk from well water contamination.
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Office of Technology Development Internship Program
The OTD internship program is an eight month position for graduate students and/or post-doctoral fellows who wish to learn more about intellectual property and technology commercialization.
Fry receives two prestigious honors for outstanding young researchers
"Rebecca Fry, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received two prestigious awards recognizing her potential to advance science and make substantial contributions throughout her career..."