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Roderick Dashwood, PhD

Professor and Director

John S. Dunn Chair in Disease Prevention

Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention


College of Medicine

Institute of Biosciences & Technology


cancer, preventable disease
genetics, epigenetic mechanisms
Dr. Roderick Dashwood

About Dr. Dashwood

Roderick Dashwood, PhD, is professor in the Department of Epigenetics and Disease Prevention at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. He's also the director of the John S. Dunn Chair in Disease Prevention. His research focuses on genetics and epigenetic mechanisms in cancer development.

Dr. Dashwood received his Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from the University of Plymouth, UK, Master of Science in toxicology from the University of Surrey, UK, and doctorate in genetic toxicology/carcinogenesis from the University of Portsmouth and ICI Central Toxicology Laboratory, UK in 1986.

In 2017, Dashwood became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology.

Vital Record news coverage

Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention receives Texas A&M Board of Regents stamp of approval

May 1, 2015

Q&A: Cutting-edge research explores how diet causes and prevents cancer

August 14, 2015

Our mothers told us to eat our vegetables: Now we know why

A compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may be able to not only help prevent cancer but also help to treat it.

November 30, 2015