Fred 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.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.
Environmental epigenetics, Human epigenomics, Marine toxicology, Human health risks, Transcriptional regulation, Chromatin biology and Mouse genomics