The University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) strives to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts of chlorinated organic compounds found at Superfund sites across both the Commonwealth and the U.S. Specifically UK-SRC biomedical research examines potential roles for nutritional components and lifestyle choices to minimize negative human health impacts related to chemical exposures, while environmental research examines potential uses of nanotechnology for detecting and cleaning up contaminants before exposure happens. Through this body of research, together with engagement and translation activities designed to increase the real-world impact of laboratory findings, the UK-SRC works to improve health, reduce exposures, inform decisions, and develop tomorrow's environmental health scientists.


Wahlang Presents Research at 18th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day

Postdoctoral trainee, Banrida Wahlang presented a poster entitled, "Polychlorinated biphenyl exposure alters the expression profile of MiroRNAs associated with vascular diseases" at the 18th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on October 2, 2015.  UK-SRC trainees Mike Petriello, Jessie Hoffman, and Jordan Perkins also attended the meeting.

UK-SRC Trainees Discuss Center Research in EPA Webinar

UK-SRC trainees Angela Gutierrez and Michael Petriello provided an overview of Center science, engagement, and translation in today's US EPA Progress-in-Research Webinar Series, sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division.

Our Trainees

Angela Gutiérrez

Angela Gutiérrez is a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering and a Superfund Trainee at the University of Kentucky. Her work focuses on the development of novel and cost-effective materials for environmental remediation, specifically polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) clean-up from contaminated water sources. She received a dual B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from Universidad de Los Andes in Columbia (South America).