• UCSD Funding Image
    The UCSD Superfund Research Center at the University of California, San Diego will be active for an additional five years (2017-2022), thanks to another round of renewed funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Dr. Rohit Loomba - UCSD NAFLD Center
    The NAFLD Research Center brings together multiple specialists from UCSD 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.
  • 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

July 12, 2017
DETECTION AND MODELS OF TOXICANT EXPOSURE  The Superfund Research Center (SRC) at the University of California, San Diego will be active for an additional five years (2017-2022), thanks to another round of renewed funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS),...
May 01, 2017
CENTER SPOTLIGHT Investigator awarded 2017 NIEHS ONES award Five researchers from San Diego to Boston were awarded the competitive NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Health Sciences (ONES) awards.  These R01 research grants are targeted for researchers who are defined by the NIH as Early...
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...
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ONE to watch

Dr. Mohit Jain is among NIEHS ONES to watch

Funded for 5 more years!

The UCSD-SRC will be active for an additional five years (2017-2022), thanks to another round of renewed funding from NIEHS/NIH.

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.

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