Di Giulio


By Bryan Luukinen Last summer, staff from the Duke Superfund Research Center (SRC) staff packed their bags in Durham and drove up to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to talk to anglers fishing in the Elizabeth River. Their goal: to find out more about the anglers’ fishing habits and […]

Angling for Understanding on the Elizabeth River





By Dr. Ed Levin   The Neural and Behavioral Toxicity Assessment (NBTA) Core here at Duke is headquartered in my lab in an old garage in downtown Durham that has been renovated inside to be a state of the art animal neurobehavioral test facility. As the name implies, the NBTA […]

Mechanism meets behavior – NBTA style


By Savannah Volkoff It has been well documented by Duke Superfund Center researchers that a population of Fundulus heteroclitus, also known as the Atlantic killifish or mummichog, inhabiting PAH-polluted sites along the Elizabeth River in Virginia has adapted to its environment in response to continuous environmental stressors. Fewer studies have […]

Fitness costs