Directed by Dr. Robyn 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.


The Superfund Research Program values the voices of all people. As such,
we recognize the social barriers that have excluded people and communities
based on socioeconomic background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity,
age, disability, national origin and religion. We are committed to the equity of
opportunities, and strive to promote and advance diversity, equity
inclusiveness and excellence. We value and seek participation from these
historically under-represented groups, and recognize them as essential to
create a welcoming and impactful environment for everyone. Learn more
about the ways we, and Oregon State University, are committed to diversity
and inclusion at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion