July 14, 2020

By Bevin P. Engelward

Amanda Armijo, a postdoctoral fellow at MIT Professor John Essigmann’s group in the Department of Biological Engineering and Dr. James Fox’s group in the Division of Comparative Medicine, is studying the genotoxic signatures caused by environmental contaminants and how these mutations result in development of liver cancer. Specifically, her…

July 14, 2020

By Bevin P. Engelward

There is much interest in understanding the mechanisms underlying the complex patterns displayed in mutational spectra, because these spectra will help to illuminate the molecular etiology of genetic diseases, such as cancer. The lambda gpt delta C57BL/6J mouse is an extraordinarily useful model for the probing underlying mechanisms of human cancer, and the…

July 14, 2020

By Bevin P. Engelward

On August 2, 2019, a team from MIT SRP visited stakeholders in Maine, including A.E. Hodsdon Consulting Engineers in Waterville, ME, the group that oversees the drinking water treatment facility for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point. The district is known as the Passamaquoddy Water District (PWD) and facility’s…

July 14, 2020

By Bevin P. Engelward

With support from the NIEHS, MIT SRP is developing new infrastructure that enables data to be combined in new ways and that ensures FAIR practices. An exciting development is the ability to upload metadata in real time for wide ranging data sets, including environmental as well as biological data. The new…

July 14, 2020

By Bevin P. Engelward

A collaboration between environmental science and engineering researchers and biomedical researchers from the MIT SRP has led to the development of a carbon nanotube (CNT) based sensor that enables detection of nitrosamines in air. The sensor was developed by Dr. Maggie He of Prof. Timothy Swager’s laboratory in collaboration with Prof….

January 11, 2019

By Bevin P. Engelward

The MIT SRP Research Translation Core is pleased to share NextGen Protocols. Detailed experimental protocols used in SRP research are being shared so that the exact methods of each experiment can be linked to data sets produced by those experiments. The MIT SRP invites trainees from all SRP centers…

January 11, 2019

By Bevin P. Engelward

MIT Homepage News Spotlight: Work from MIT SRP trainees Hélène Angot and Nicholas Hoffman was featured on the MIT Homepage. The article discussed their research with Prof. Noelle Selin (Project 2), studying the atmospheric transport and transformation of mercury and the impacts of mercury bioaccumulation in fish. MIT SRP Citizen Science…

January 11, 2019

By Bevin P. Engelward

In August 2018, MIT SRP Program Director Prof. Bevin Engelward, Co-Director Prof. John Essigmann, and Community Engagement Core Leader Dr. Kathleen Vandiver traveled to the Loring Air Force Base Superfund site. The former Loring AFB is contaminated with a variety of harmful chemicals, including PCBs, PAHs, and PFAS at…

January 11, 2019

By Bevin P. Engelward

Project 1 trainee Irene Hu successfully defended her thesis and will continue working with the SRP program as a postdoc.  In the laboratory of Prof. Harry Hemond (Project 1), her research focused on the development and testing of a novel in situ sensor to measure benthic fluxes of key biogeochemicals, including pollutants at…