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Michael Daniels

Michael Daniels, Ph.D., M.S., R.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

NCI Shady Grove | 6E210


Michael Daniels, Ph.D., M.S., R.D. joined the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) as a postdoctoral fellow through the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) in September 2023. Prior to joining DCEG, Dr. Daniels earned his Ph.D. in biochemical and molecular nutrition with a specialization in clinical and translational science at Tufts University and the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston, Massachusetts. His thesis work involved studying the roles of carotenoids and carotenoid cleavage enzymes in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma pathogenesis using metabolomics, gut microbiome sequencing, and animal models. Additionally, Dr. Daniels completed a joint M.S. in nutrition and registered dietitian (R.D.) program through Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Ohio in 2016. As part of the CPFP, he completed an M.S. in epidemiology from Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, with an emphasis on data science in 2023.

In IIB, Dr. Daniels is further characterizing the relationships between metabolic risk factors and biliary tract cancers using novel omics data, under the mentorship of Jill Koshiol, Ph.D., senior investigator in IIB.