James Swenberg, DVM


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Kenan Distinguished Professor 
Environmental Sciences & Engineering

Curriculum in Toxicology

James Swenberg’s Biosketch 
Curriculum Vitae 
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile


253c Rosenau Hall 
135 Dauer Drive 
Campus Box 7431 
Chapel Hill 27599 
T: 919-966-6139 
F: 919-966-6123 


Ohio State University
PhD, Veterinary Pathology

Ohio State University
MS, Veterinary Pathology

University of Minnesota
DVM, Veterinary Medicine

University of Minnesota
BS, Pre-Vet

Research activities

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.