U-M researchers part of national effort to protect freshwater lakes from toxic algal blooms

University of Michigan researchers are part of a new, federally funded effort to understand and prevent toxic algal blooms that plague portions of the Great Lakes and impact freshwater sources around the world.

A new Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health is led by Bowling Green State University and was founded with a $5.2 million federal grant. The center is expected to energize and expand research on harmful algal blooms that pose a threat to the health of humans and wildlife.

As part of the effort, two U-M researchers will lead a project to discover and characterize previously unknown toxins in Lake Erie cyanobacterial blooms that may threaten human health, as well as compounds that could serve as sources of new medicines.

Learn more

More Regional Stories