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UC San Diego Superfund Research Program receives $15 million grant renewal
Date:5/22/2012

ioaccumulate heavy metals from contaminated soils on a commercially viable scale.
  • David Brenner, MD, vice chancellor of UC San Diego Health Sciences, and Dean of the UCSD School of Medicine, and Ekihiro Seki, MD, from the Department of Medicine, have investigated the genetic mechanisms that lead to the development of toxicant induced liver fibrosis.
  • Ronald Evans, PhD, at the Salk Institute, has identified key cellular receptors that serve to transport environmental toxicants to the nucleus, allowing for identification of the genes that may lead to disease.
  • Paul Russell, PhD, at the Scripps Research Institute, has been successful in using yeast to characterize intracellular proteins important in arsenic induced toxicity.
  • William Trogler, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has developed novel chemical tools to detect toxicant exposure in the environment.

    On-going and future projects, said Tukey, will use functional genomics and proteomics to investigate the cellular and molecular responses leading to toxicant -induced liver toxicity.

    The SRP at UC San Diego is broad-based, with biomedical researchers, chemists, plant biologists, and public outreach experts. It includes research projects led by scientists from other institutions, including The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


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