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Community gardens can be a source of healthy food, exercise, and connections to nature and each other. But contaminants –chemical substances that can cause harm to human health—are sometimes found in soil at garden sites and may present health risks, especially for vulnerable populations like children and pregnant women.   […]

Helping Gardeners Understand and Reduce Exposure to Soil Contaminants


Dr. Claudia Gunsch, a principal investigator on Project 4 at the Duke Superfund Research Center, was recently awarded the prestigious Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The prize honors, among other achievements, her trailblazing work on bioremediation of organic contaminants using gene silencing water […]

Dr. Claudia Gunsch Awarded Huber Prize by ASCE




Are you interested in working in a lab for the summer? We currently have spots for full-time summer interns in the fields of biology, chemistry, psychology, neuroscience, engineering, and environmental sciences.  There are also opportunities to be involved in the Center’s research translation and community outreach efforts. To get an […]

Come work in our labs!   Recently updated !


  When I began my summer work in Dr. Heather Stapleton’s environmental chemistry lab, I didn’t know exactly what to expect. I was told I would be hired as a member the Superfund Trainee Program, and that I would be working primarily with two of the lab’s Ph.D. candidates on […]

A Summer Well Spent   Recently updated !


Interested in gaining some research experience with Duke’s Superfund Center? We have opportunities for you! Through our Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, you can apply to work with any of our 4 projects and 3 of our cores (Analytical Chemistry Core, Neural and Behavioral Toxicity Assessment Core, and Research […]

New Training Opportunities!   Recently updated !