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Daniel Shaughnessy

Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch (ERTB)

Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel (919) 541-2506
Fax (919) 316-4606
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop MD K3-12
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
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Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D., joined the Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch in the Division of Extramural Research and Training in 2006. As a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis at NIEHS, he conducted research on the risk and protective effects of dietary factors on DNA damage in humans. He received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002 and an MSPH degree from UNC in 2000, studying the molecular mechanisms of dietary antimutagens.


Shaughnessy manages a portfolio of grants related to DNA repair and mutagenesis. He also manages grants on the development and validation of biomarkers of response to environmental stress, a program initiated in the Genes, Environment and Health Initiative, Exposure Biology Program. He is also the program contact for the small business programs (SBIR/STTR) at NIEHS.


Areas of Specialty:



  1. Shaughnessy DT, Gangarosa LM, Schliebe B, Umbach DM, Xu Z, MacIntosh B, Knize MG, Matthews PP, Swank AE, Sandler RS, DeMarini DM, Taylor JA. Inhibition of fried meat-induced colorectal DNA damage and altered systemic genotoxicity in humans by crucifera, chlorophyllin, and yogurt. PLoS One. 2011 Apr 25;6(4):e18707. [Abstract] 
  2. Shaughnessy DT, Worth L Jr, Lawler CP, McAllister KA, Longley MJ, Copeland WC. Meeting report: Identification of biomarkers for early detection of mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondrion. 2010 Aug;10(5):579-81. Epub 2010 Mar 1. [Abstract] 

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