Superfund trainee Casey Lindberg has received a research fellowship from the North Carolina Sea Grant and the Water Resources Research Institute to complete a one-year research project. Casey is one of only five students statewide selected to receive this highly competitive fellowship. She works in Dr. Richard Di Giulio’s lab on Project 3 of […]

Superfund Trainee Casey Lindberg Awarded Research Fellowship

  By Gina Daniel and Catherine Kastleman   On Monday, September 26, Dr. Heather Stapleton and Dr. Ellen Cooper, with the support of the Duke Superfund Research Translation Core, held a webinar for participants and parties interested in our furniture foam flame retardant (FR) screening study.  The purpose of this […]

Public Webinar on Flame Retardants in Furniture Foam

By Tanner Waters   In Dr. Joel Meyer’s laboratory, I’m studying the effects of arsenic on C. elegans with genetic deficiencies in their mitochondria. I am a junior at Duke University, majoring in Environmental Science and Earth & Ocean Sciences. I’m originally from South Florida and have been living in […]

Investigating Arsenic-Induced Mitochondrial Toxicity in C. elegans

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By Catherine Kastleman, Program Coordinator for Research Translation and Community Engagement, Research Translation Core, Duke University Superfund Research Center   What does research translation actually mean? What is community engagement?   How can we communicate about scientific research in a way that is simple and clear enough so that anyone […]

RTC Leads Duke Seminar on Science Communication and Community Engagement

  By Edward D. Levin, Ph.D., Duke University (   Toxicologists have made significant progress in identifying some toxic chemical exposures that cause adverse health consequences. However, only a relatively small number of the many tens of thousands of chemicals produced world wide have been investigated in depth.  Most of […]

Fighting the “Fires” of Toxic Exposure: Preventing, Limiting, and Treating ...