• Dr. Rohit Loomba - UCSD NAFLD Center
    The NAFLD Research Center brings together multiple specialists from the UC San Diego and elsewhere. This Center will include the efforts of UCSD-SRC investigators, Drs. Rohit Loomba, David A. Brenner, Michael Karin, and Robert H. Tukey.
  • 3 UCSD SRC Researchers among Top 40 San Diego Minds
    San Diego is home to 41 of the most influential researchers in the world (annual Thomson Reuters report). Drs. Michael Karin, Julian Schroeder, and Roger Tsien.
  • Dr. Keith Pezzoli receives UC President's Award
    Dr. Keith Pezzoli was among 10 University of California faculty winners announced by UC President Janet Napolitano as recipients of the Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives. Napolitano made the announcement during her remarks at the UC Board of Regents on Nov. 19. CONGRATULATIONS!
  • Hybrid Hepatocytes (green) are found in the portal triad of a normal liver
    Newly Discovered "Hybrid hepatocytes" Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors. These cells proliferate and replenish liver mass after chronic liver injuries in mice. The new research study was published on August 13 in Cell, led by Dr. Michael Karin of the UCSD SRC - Project 1 [Image: Hybrid Hepatocytes (green) are found in the portal triad of a normal liver].
  • Dr. Julian Schroeder elected to NAS
    Dr. Julian Schroeder, Project Leader of Superfund Project 7, distinguished professor of biology and co-director of UC San Diego Center for Food and Fuel for the 21st Century, was among five professors at UC San Diego recently elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on U.S. scientists and engineers. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
  • Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items
    Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the chemical. Triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through molecular mechanisms that are also relevant in humans. (Published Nov. 17 PNAS)
  • Arabidopsis thaliana is a small flowering plant that is widely used as a model organism in plant biology.
    Roots from Arabidopsis plants that accumulate metals bind to phytochelatins, which are engineered to fluoresce upon association with metals. This is an image from the research conducted within our Center led by Project Leader, Dr. Julian Schroeder.
  • A Burn site in Tijuana, Mexico
    Members of our Community Engagement Core often visit communities that are exposed to land where the burning of trash and other man-made materials expose a risk to the people who live in the nearby communities.
  • Los Laureles and San Ysidro, Mexico
    Researchers within our Center, UCSD and from Mexico, collaborate to address the environmental challenges in Los Laureles, a canyon that is home to 65,000 people in Tijuana and spills into the sensitive wetlands of the Tijuana Estuary in California.
  • Siliaflourine Polymer
    New UCSD Siliafluorene polymer sensor spray used to image trace TNT explosive particles left on a surface by someone who handled the explosive by fluorescence quenching. An exciting area of research led by, Dr. William Trogler.
  • Drosophila (Fruit fly) - UCSD SRC Imaging Core
    Scanning electron micrograph of Drosophila melanogaster that appeared on the cover of Science magazine (recorded by the UCSD SRP Imaging Core). Sestrins were shown to control ROS output and tissue damage.
  • Superfund Sites in USA
    Map of Superfund sites in the contiguous United States. A Superfund site is an uncontrolled or abandoned place where hazardous waste is located, possibly affecting local ecosystems or people. Red indicates currently on National Priority List, yellow is proposed, green is deleted (usually meaning having been cleaned up) [Photo courtesy: US EPA - Superfund]

Recent News

February 11, 2016
UC San Diego Launches New Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Research CenterDr. Rohit Loomba, a new investigator of the UC San Diego Superfund Researcher Center (UCSD-SRC), has developed a research center focusing on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).  The NAFLD Research Center...
February 04, 2016
Three UCSD-SRC Investigators: Drs. Michael Karin (Project 1: Project Leader), Julian Schroeder (Project 7: Project Leader), and Roger Tsien (Core B: Co-Core Leader) are among those named in the 2015 listing of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds", an annual compendium of "Highly Cited...
February 01, 2016
The Office of Research Affairs at the University of California, San Diego awarded Dr. Keith Pezzoli and Dr. Robert Tukey funds to develop a new Center for Sustainability Science, Planning and Design (SS-PAD).  SS-PAD’s interdisciplinary team includes researchers from the Social, Physical,...
January 21, 2016
UCSD SRC Brownfield Project's Oceanview Growing Grounds was featured on local TV news as a model showcasing the benefits of Urban Agriculture. The city of San Diego will soon decide if it will adopt CA State Bill AB551, and create urban agriculture incentive zones where landowners who lease their...
January 11, 2016
Out of more than 2500 published manuscripts from extramural as well as intramural NIEHS funding, 13 papers were selected from the extramural group to represent Papers of the Year. From the 13 selected by the senior NIEHS staff, 3 of these manuscripts were supported by the UC San Diego...
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Congratulations Dr. Keith Pezzoli!

Keith Pezzoli, Ph.D., received an Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives from Janet Napolitano, J.D., president of the UC system.

Hybrid hepatocytes

Newly Discovered Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors. The study, published August 13 in Cell, is the first to identify these so-called “hybrid hepatocytes,” and show that they are able to regenerate liver tissue without giving rise to cancer.

Congratulations Dr. Julian Schroeder!

Julian Schroeder, is among five professors at UC San Diego recently elected to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Congratulations Julian!

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