The Oregon State University Superfund Research Program recently received $3 million in life science funding from the National Institutes of Health. This multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary and multi-institution program makes its goal the development of new technologies to assess polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) present at many Superfund sites and the analysis of the potential risk these hydrocarbons may have for people who come in contact with them. The NIH Project Information page goes into more details on the goals of the Oregon State University Superfund Research Program:
“Over the next five years of the program a number of innovative and high impact research goals will be pursued including: (1) the first ever study of how humans take-up and excrete carcinogenic PAHs at environmental levels of exposure; (2) produce Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models for risk assessment of PAH mixtures; (3) determine developmental toxicities of PAH mixtures and PAHs formed in the environment using a zebrafish model; (4) employ passive sampling devices to assess bioavailable PAHs at Superfund sites and the effectiveness of remediation strategies and; (5) employ new analytical approaches to assessing chemical changes in PAHs in soilds and sediments at Superfund sites over time.”
Dr. David Williams is the leader on this latest project receiving NIH life science funding. Dr. Williams is a professor within the environmental and molecular toxicology department at Oregon State University and an investigator in The Linus Pauling Institute and the Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center. His research interests include the characterization and regulation of microsomal monooxygenase enzymes present in drug metabolism and their participation in the detoxication and/or bioactivation of drugs, xenobiotics and endogenous compounds.
Dr. David Williams
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Oregon State University conducts groundbreaking research in a number of life science fields. Among Oregon State University’s numerous science research programs are the Environmental Health Sciences Center, the Center for Healthy Aging Research, the Microproducts Breakthroughs Institute, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The science research culture at Oregon State University makes this an attractive market for life science sales.
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