Developed with the input of the RENEW steering committee – a new governance framework established by Director Diana Aga – RENEW has four Focus Areas that are rooted in established strengths of the UB research community, and responsive to pressing, under-addressed social needs.

    The Aga Lab for Environmental Research and Testing (ALERT) was founded by Principal Investigator Dr. Diana Aga. ALERT’s scientists investigate the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment, such as persistent organic pollutants, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and engineered nanomaterials. Additionally, ALERT is involved in global monitoring of antibiotics in wastewater treatment plants and receiving waters, in an effort to track antibiotic resistance in the environment. ALERT also investigates the bioaccumulation and effects of chemical contaminants in humans, fish, and wildlife.
  • RENEW Recent Publications
    Manaia, C. M., Aga, D. S., Cytryn, E., Gaze, W. H., Graham, D. W., Guo, J., Leonard, A. F. C., Li, L., Murray, A. K., Nunes, O. C., Rodriguez-Mozaz, S., Topp, E., & Zhang, T. (2024). The Complex Interplay Between Antibiotic Resistance and Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in the Environment. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.