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.

Bernhard Hennig, PhD
UK Superfund Research Center


Petriello Invited by the EPA to Present Reserch Findings on PCB-Induced Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Mike Petriello, a postdoctoral trainee on the Endothelial Cell Dysfunction project, has been asked by the U.S. EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Toxicological Review of Polychlorinated Biphenyls to present his research findings on PCB-Induced Cardiovascular Disease.  During the webinar, Dr.

Upcoming Seminars Feature Experts from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee

Seminars are held on the third Wednesday of every month from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection Training Room, located at 300 Fair Oaks Drive, Room 301D, Frankfort, Ky, unless otherwise noted. This seminar series is co-sponsored by UK-SRP, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management, KDEP.  Please make sure to check back on the Events or Seminars pages for future updates.

Our Trainees

Jordan Perkins

Jordan is a current MPH student and received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. Following graduate school, Perkins later enrolled in the Master of Public Health program at the University of Kentucky and is now a graduate student and laboratory manager in Dr. Bernhard Hennig’s laboratory. Perkins is currently working on ways to examine mixtures of environmental pollutants. His future research goals include investigating how environmental pollutants modulate the immune system and how these changes affect the progress of cardiovascular disease.