Scientific Program Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Institutes of Health

Speaking At:
The Changing Ocean and Impacts on Human Health
June 26, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 145B
Topic: Oceans

Tyson Presentation

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, biological mechanisms of health disparities, breast cancer, environmental justice, and community-based participatory research.  His 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 (, and a member of the Executive Committee for IHEC (International Human Epigenomics Consortium ( He also serves as an ex officio member of the National Harmful Algal Bloom Committee. Dr. Tyson received his Ph.D. in cell biology and developmental genetics from the Zoology Department, the Graduate School of Rutgers University and received postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.