Genes, Environment, and Health Branch (GEH)

Frederick L. Tyson, Ph.D. is a Scientific Program Director at the NIEHS in the Division of Extramural Research and Training, Cellular, Organ and Systems Pathobiology Branch.  Tyson's research portfolio covers a diverse array of topics and has included programs in basic and translational research focusing on: mouse genomics, K-12 environmental health science education, biological mechanisms of health disparities, breast cancer, environmental justice, and community-based participatory research.  His current research portfolio includes projects on marine toxicology and human health risks, transcriptional regulation, chromatin biology, environmental epigenetics and human epigenomics. Tyson serves as the Program Director for the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics Mapping Consortium which is supported by the NIH Common Fund, is a member of the Executive Committee for IHEC (International Human Epigenomics Consortium), and serves as a review editor for the online journal Frontiers in Epigenomics. He received his Ph.D. in cell biology and developmental genetics from the Zoology Department, the Graduate School of Rutgers University. Tyson received postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York City.  Prior to working in the Division of Extramural Research and Training, he served as a Special Assistant to the Director of Intramural Research (DIR), NIEHS, as well as a Senior Staff Fellow in DIR.  He has also been employed as a Medical Oncology Fellow at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and as a Senior Scientist at the Sacramento Cancer Research Institute in Grand Junction, CO.