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UW Superfund Research Program

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University of Washington SBRP, Department of Environmental Health, Seattle, WA 98195
1776-1938 Northeast Pacific Street Seattle Washington 98195 US
(206) 685-1991(206) 685-1991

The Superfund Research Program is an interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students from the University Of Washington departments of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Genome Sciences, Biostatistics, Civil Engineering, Biochemistry, Forestry and Microbiology. Program Goals Develop biological markers to assess exposure to nervous system toxicants and susceptibility to disease Assess physiological damage in humans and wildlife Develop new technology to remediate contaminated sites Develop Biomarkers Biomarkers are abnormal levels or activity of substances found in living tissue that indicate exposure to toxicants and susceptibility to disease. We study certain enzymes and chemical compounds to determine their usefulness as biomarkers of toxic exposure. Our focus is on links between enzyme levels, chemical exposure and genetic predisposition to toxic effects of metals, pesticides and other chemicals. Assess Physiological Damage We investigate the complex interplay between low-level toxic exposure and disease, genetic susceptibility factors and models for risk assessment. Our studies seek to generate new scientific and health knowledge, and create risk assessments and a framework for including wildlife assessments in waste site evaluations and remediation decision-making. Develop New Technology We conduct research on biomarkers and physiological damage associated with toxic exposure to support the development of new technology to remediate contaminated sites. Technological research works to develop a repertoire of plants that remediate toxic solvent spills, broaden the range of compounds detoxified by plants, and further the knowledge of microbial processes and their use in neutralizing contaminants.

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University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Rm E-103, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 685-3014(206) 685-3014
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Yeast Resource Center, Department of Biochemistry and Genome Sciences, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
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UW Video, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 685-1311(206) 685-1311
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Transgenic Resources Program, Health Sciences Building, T-140, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
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Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Washington, Box 358055, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 543-3158(206) 543-3158
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Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Washington, Box 358055, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 221-5366(206) 221-5366
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University of Washington, Department of Biology, 24 Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 685-1519(206) 685-1519
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Nutrition Obesity Research Center, University of Washington, Box 358055, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 897-5292(206) 897-5292
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Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Bagley Hall, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 543-1610(206) 543-1610
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Center on Human Development and Disability, Box 357920, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 543-7701(206) 543-7701
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Center for Social Science Computation and Research, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 543-8110(206) 543-8110
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Center for Statistics and Social Sciences, UW, Padelford Hall, C 14, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 616-6235(206) 616-6235
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UW Libraries, Box 352900, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 543-0242(206) 543-0242
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Surface Analysis Recharge Center, Department of Bioengineering, MolES Building, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 543-1616(206) 543-1616
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Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, MoLES Building, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 685-1229(206) 685-1229
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Institute for Public Health Genetics, University of Washington, Raitt Hall, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 616-9286(206) 616-9286
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Interactive Medical Training Resources, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 685-9699(206) 685-9699
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Laboratory for Usability Testing and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seigh Hall, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
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Photonics Research Center Photonics Research Center, Department of Chemistry, Seattle, WA 98195 0 mi
(206) 616-2988(206) 616-2988
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