Superfund Research Program

Tiffany G. Bredfeldt

Tiffany G. Bredfeldt received the Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award in 2005 as a Superfund Research Program (SRP) doctoral student. Tiffany was selected for her contributions to environmental metals research and her work on the interaction of monomethylarsonous acid (MMA[III]) with human bladder cells.

As the recipient of this award, she presented her research at the annual meeting held in New York, NY on January 12-13, 2005. In addition to attending the SRP annual meeting, she was invited to visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to present her work, learn more about NIEHS, and have the opportunity to meet with the directors of the institute. Another aspect of the award is travel support to a national scientific meeting of her choice.

Bredfeldt graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a BS in microbiology. She completed a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology in June 2006 at the University of Arizona (UA). A Jay Gandolfi, Ph.D., the former director of the UA SRP, was her advisor.

For her postdoctoral work, she took on a fellowship in molecular carcinogenesis at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Bredfeldt is now working as a toxicologist for the Department of Environmental Quality in Texas.

The NIEHS congratulates Bredfeldt on her accomplishments and wishes her continued success in her career.