Susceptibility & Population Health Branch
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
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/sphb/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]