Exposure, Response, and Technology Branch (ERTB)
Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D., joined the Susceptibility and Population Health 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:
- DNA Repair Research (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/programs/dna-repair/index.cfm) (http://www.niehs.nih.govhttp://edit:9992/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_authtype=0&sys_variantid=567&sys_revision=1&sys_contentid=74763&sys_context=0)
- Genes, Environment and Health Initiative
- Technology transfer and communication for environmental health science (under "Small Business Programs")
- Exposure Biology Research Program
- 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]
- 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]