• 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

March 22, 2017
On March 16th the Urban Studies and Planning Department at UCSD put on their annual 2017 Urban Expo. This Expo not only highlighted senior student's research projects, part of their capstone field research requirement for a BA in Urban Studies and Planning, but also how the Urban Studies and...
January 10, 2017
During the NIEHS FEST (December 6-8, 2016), Dr. Ilya Zaslavsky presented a suite of data visualization and mapping tools that he is developing for UC San Diego’s Superfund Research Center Research Translation Core.  The technologies include online mapping and scenario analysis, and a survey...
January 10, 2017
The Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program fosters and supports interdisciplinary academic and community collaboration to help understand and protect the planet. For these reasons undergraduates Didra Felix and Fatima Alcantara, co-mentored by Dr. Julian Schroeder, were chosen to form a...
December 11, 2016
A new undergraduate has joined the Superfund Research Center in Dr. Julian Schroeder's lab since Summer of this year. Didra Felix will be assisting in plant tissue testing for heavy metal contaminants from fruits and vegetables collected from south east San Diego community garden, Ocean View...
December 04, 2016
The UC Federal Governmental Relations hosted a GFI congressional briefing Nov. 16 in Washington, featuring experts from UC Davis, UC San Diego, UCSF and UC Santa Cruz. The University of California Global Food Initiative addresses one of the critical issues of our time: How to...
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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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