Superfund Research Program

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NIEHS SRP, and other regional projectssuperfund reseach program

The central goal of this program is to implement modern scientific approaches to identify and characterize genomic stress responses elicited by waterborne pollutants found at Superfund sites. Under the aegis of the Superfund grant, David Valentine, Joyce Stillman and Ilya Zaslavsky developed the GIS part of the NIEHS Hurricane Response Portal in early 2006. The portal is currently offline.

Lab members are also involved in the Regional Workbench Consortium Initiative which in turn has spawned a series of interesting projects, such as mapping of endangered and sensitive species for the San Diego Conservation Resources Network. The latter project is available as a VMWare image and can be restarted on demand.

The Spatial Systems Lab is a part of  the Research Translation Core of the UCSD Superfund Research Center. The goal of the Research Translation Core is to identify ways in which cellular bioassays, chemical sensor-based technologies, and genetically engineered plants can be used to improve the detection and bioremediation of Superfund toxicants in water, sediment and soil.

To find a recent SRP webinar that the Director of Spatial Information Systems Laboratory, Ilya Zaslavsky, gave, visit:


Links to support Superfund RTC ongoing work: