Cadmium exposure disrupts the formation of new neurons in a part of the brain responsible for learning and memory

To date, research into the development of Alzheimer's Disease has focused primarily on genetics. Less attention has been given to the role of environmental exposures. However, research from UW SRP Project 2, carried out in the lab of Zhengui Xia, suggested that exposures to contaminants are also relevant, and, surprisingly, that cadmium may play an important role.

UW SRP Project Four Transfers Technology

Jim Gawell and other researchers from UW SRP Project Four are providing porewater peepers for a study of lakes in Pierce County by Jeff Tepper at the University of Puget Sound. Along with the loan, they provided a demonstration of how to set up and deploy the equipment.

The first of the lakes to be studied with the porewater peepers will be Lake Waughop Lake. Fieldwork will begin in early July.

UW SRP Releases Video Series About how to Fish Safely and Legally on the Duwamish River

Fishing for fun, food, and cultural connection is a way of life in the Pacific Northwest.

With fishing and other outdoor activities now allowed as part of the state's phased approach to reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, recreational fishing is ramping up on local waterways.

But for those fishing the heavily polluted Lower Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, the fish they catch come with unsafe levels of carcinogens that include heavy metals and PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls.

Dr. Hao Wang Awarded a KC Donnelly Externship

Congratulations to Superfund Research Program (SRP) trainees, Dr. Hao Wang and Jogen Atone for being awarded a mutual exchange KC Donnelly externship! Dr. Wang is a trainee on the University of Washington (UW) SRP Project Two supervised by Dr. Zhengui Xia. Jogen Atone is a trainee with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) SRP under the supervision of Director Dr. Bruce Hammock.

The KC Donnelly externship will support Dr. Wang to spend two months training at the UC Davis SRP under the guidance of Dr. Hammock while Atone will train with Dr. Xia at the UW SRP.