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Using Embryonic Stem Cell Fate to Determine Potential Adverse Effects of Petroleum/Dispersant Exposure

Implementing Organization

Medical University of South Carolina

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$1,148,710

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Public Health Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This project will establish an in vitro test for the influences of oil/dispersed oil and breakdown products on long-term health; guiding safer, more effective oil spill contingency plans. The in vitro tests established will be amenable to high throughput modification and go beyond acute cytotoxicity testing to predict life-long consequences of oil/dispersant on different higher life forms in the environment.

Contact

Demetri D. Spyropoulos
843-792-1625
spyropdd@musc.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

academicdepartments.musc.edu/mbes/

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