Directed by Dr. Robert Tanguay, the Superfund Research Program (SRP) at Oregon State University was established in 2009 and brings together a multidisciplinary team with years of experience in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and environmental health issues. Learn more about PAHs. Investigators emphasize basic and applied research using state-of-the-art techniques to better understand PAHs and their impacts on human and ecological health. Since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, OSU SRP has an additional focus on petrogenic forms of PAHs found within crude oil.