The Duke Superfund Research Translation Core video series highlights the work of our researchers. Our next video features doctoral candidate Lauren Redfern. Lauren is a member of Dr. Claudia Gunsch’s lab, which is the home of Project 5: Bacterial-fungal Amendments for Bioremediation of Contaminated Sediments. Her research is focused on how to exploit natural adaptation techniques […]

Meet Superfund Trainee Lauren Redfern!


Lilah Glazer, PhD, postdoctoral trainee in Dr. Ed Levin’s lab   A fish is not a rat is not a chimpanzee. Or is it? When we think about scientists studying what affects our behavior or what causes neuro-behavioral disorders, we think about rats running in mazes and chimpanzees learning sign […]

When Zebrafish Misbehave


By Catherine Kastleman, Program Coordinator, Research Translation Core Here’s some good news: as of 2014, over half of all participants in clinical trials funded by the NIH are female, whereas in the past females have been largely under-represented in such trials. Due to the increased enrollment of women in recent years, scientists are beginning […]

ITEHP Symposium Highlights Sex Differences in Developmental Neurotoxic Effects



The Duke Superfund Research Translation Core video series highlights the work of our researchers. Our first video features postdoctoral researcher Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D. Dr. Jayasundara has been a researcher at Duke since 2012, working in Dr. Di Giulio’s lab as a member of Project 3: PAH Exposures and Development. His […]

Meet Superfund Trainee Nishad Jayasundara!


      By Gina Daniel, MEM Assistant, Research Translation Core   Research by Duke Superfund Research Center investigators Theodore Slotkin, Richard Di Giulio, and Frederic J. Seidler was featured as this month’s Superfund Research Program Current Research Brief by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The study, “In […]

NIEHS Features Research on Developmental Neurotoxicity of PAH Mixtures in ...


By Gina Daniel, MEM Assistant, Research Translation Core, Duke Superfund Research Center   Fishing is a common pastime in North Carolina, and while most fish are safe to eat, some fish are contaminated with dangerous compounds such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Consumption of these contaminated fish can lead […]

Fishing for Environmental Justice in the Northeast Cape Fear River