• Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items
    Triclosan is an antimicrobial commonly found in soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and many other household items. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the chemical. Triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through molecular mechanisms that are also relevant in humans. (Published Nov. 17 PNAS)
  • arabidopsis
    Roots from Arabidopsis plants that accumulate metals bind to phytochelatins, which are engineered to fluoresce upon association with metals. This is an image from the research conducted within our Center led by Project Leader, Dr. Julian Schroeder.
  • A Burn site in Tijuana
    Members of our Community Engagement Core often visit communities that are exposed to land where the burning of trash and other man-made materials expose a risk to the people who live in the nearby communities.
  • los Laureles and San Ysidro
    Researchers within our Center, UCSD and from Mexico, collaborate to address the environmental challenges in Los Laureles, a canyon that is home to 65,000 people in Tijuana and spills into the sensitive wetlands of the Tijuana Estuary in California.
  • Siliaflourine Polymer
    New UCSD Siliafluorene polymer sensor spray used to image trace TNT explosive particles left on a surface by someone who handled the explosive by fluorescence quenching. An exciting area of research led by, Dr. William Trogler.
  • Imaging Core
    Scanning electron micrograph of Drosophila melanogaster that appeared on the cover of Science magazine (recorded by the UCSD SRP Imaging Core). Sestrins were shown to control ROS output and tissue damage.
  • A solid terrain model our Center uses to locate toxicant hot spots in our study areas. This model represents a digital elevation model of land and sea floor for the Southern California-Northern Baja California region merging data from US and Mexico sources.
  • UCSD Library
    UCSD's distinctive Geisel Library, is named for Theodor Seuss Geisel (better know as "Dr. Seuss") and is featured in UCSD's logo.
  • Leichtag Building
    This building is the home of the UCSD Superfund Research Center and provides a space for cutting-edge biomedical research. Funds for the building were provided by a gift from the Leichtag Family Foundation to provide some of UCSD's most talented scientists a space to make discoveries that will improve the health and well-being of the community.
  • Map of Superfund sites in the contiguous United States
    Map of Superfund sites in the contiguous United States. A Superfund site is an uncontrolled or abandoned place where hazardous waste is located, possibly affecting local ecosystems or people. Red indicates currently on final National Priority List, yellow is proposed, green is deleted (usually meaning having been cleaned up) [Photo courtesy of, US EPA - Superfund]

Recent News

March 26, 2015
On March 24, 2015 we were honored to have Dr. William Suk, director of NIEHS Superfund Research Program, along with NIEHS Superfund Research Program colleagues Michelle Heacock and Heather Henry come to Oceanview Growing Grounds (OVGG) for a site visit that included lunch, a center...
March 18, 2015
On March 12, University of California President Janet Napolitano and UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla toured the Ocean View Growing Grounds (OVGG), a community garden/urban agriculture site in Southeast San Diego established through a university-community partnership. Collaborators in this effort...
March 18, 2015
The 25th annual UCSD Urban Studies and Planning Expo was held Thursday, March 12th 2015, with exhibits of 42 UCSD USP Seniors’ projects addressing a wide range of urban planning issues and topics including Architecture and Urban Design; Community and Economic Development; Environment; Housing;...
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