October is promising to be a great month for blog reading here at the Duke SRC!

At the Duke Superfund Research Center we are lucky to have four research projects and five project cores that work together to advance scientific research on chemicals found at Superfund sites across the country. With that in mind, our blogs for the month of October will be highlighting the collaboration between the Stapleton and Levin labs to study the effects of flame retardant chemicals on behavior.

Flame retardants, maternal exposure, and behavioral impacts of chemicals have been hot topics in the news recently, so we’ll be sharing that information as it ties to our research.

It gets even better! This month two Superfund Trainees, Laura Macaulay (Stapleton Lab) and Anthony Oliveri (Levin Lab), will be explaining what they are researching and will talk about the collaborative project they have planned. Dr. Ed Levin (director of the NBTA and Training Cores, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) will also be a guest blogger, introducing the work in the NBTA and it’s relevance to our other projects in the Duke SRC.

Be on the lookout for our guest blogs, news stories, paper summaries, and information about/pictures from our mid-month trip to Baton Rouge, LA for the Superfund Annual Meeting!