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 Bryan Luukinen, Senior Program Coordinator, Research Translation and Community Engagement   Alexis Wells Carpenter and her team at AxNano are looking for the Holy Grail of environmental remediation: a way to trap persistent environmental contaminants where they sit and rapidly break them down.   Dr. Carpenter is Chief […]

Former Trainee Works to Develop Improved Remediation Technologies

  On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Dr. Nishad Jayasundara delivered the Wetterhahn Award Lecture at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Several members of the Duke Superfund Research Center attended to show their support at the culminating event of the award year. […]

Trainee Nishad Jayasundara Delivers Wetterhahn Award Lecture at NIEHS

By Catherine Kastleman The Duke University Superfund Research Center had a strong presence at this year’s Society of Toxicology (SOT) 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, held in New Orleans, LA, on March 13-17, 2016. The labs of Dr. Richard Di Giulio, Dr. Theodore Slotkin and Dr. Frederic Seidler, Dr. Joel […]

Duke SRC Makes an Impact at 55th Annual SOT Meeting, ...

By Casey Lindberg, Ph.D. student, as told to Catherine Kastleman   My research here at the Duke Superfund Research Center in Dr. Richard Di Giulio’s lab is focused on understanding the impact of a large class of compounds known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus), a species […]

A day in the life of a Superfund trainee (in ...

Duke SRP’s KC Donnelly recipient, Lauren Redfern, is wrapping up her research with UC Berkeley’s SRP. Under the mentorship of Dr. Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Lauren has been working on biodegradation of contamination mixtures at Superfund sites for the past three months. Specifically, her research focuses on the co-augmentation of Pseudomonas putida G7 […]

KC Donnelly Fellow, Lauren Redfern, has been hard at work ...