Kenan Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina
Dr. Swenberg’s long, successful research career focused on chemical carcinogenesis and toxicology, with an emphasis on studying the role of DNA damage and repair in carcinogenesis, developing highly sensitive assay methods for DNA and protein adduct research and improving the scientific basis of risk assessment. He makes extensive use of mass spectroscopy for biomarker studies. After a successful industrial and research institute career, he joined UNC-Chapel Hill as a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. In addition to his Department of Nutrition appointment, he is also a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and is the Director of Curriculum in Toxicology. He is affiliated with the Department of Nutrition as a trainer on the Department of Nutrition’s NIH Training Grant. His work on oxidant damage is of great interest to the Department and he contributes research supervision and instruction to Nutrition graduate students. He is a member of numerous prestigious toxicology and pathology societies and serves on several science and editorial advisory boards.
Chemical carcinogenesis and toxicology, Role of DNA damage and repair in carcinogenesis, Development of highly sensitive assay methods for DNA and protein adduct research