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James Kirkwood Selkirk

James Kirkwood Selkirk was American biochemist. Recipient United States Interagy. Testing Committee Exemplary Service award, 1992. Member Orange County Planning Board, since 1997; chairman Weaver Dairy Precinct, Democratic Party Orange County, 1996-1999. With Army of the United States, 1959-1961. Member American Cancer Society (carcinogenesis study section 1975-1978, 92-96).

Background

  • Selkirk, James Kirkwood was born on December 3, 1938 in New York City. Son of James Kirkwood and Doris (Schuler) Selkirk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, College Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University, New York, 1964. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Syracuse University, New York, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Syracuse University Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, 1969.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow McArdle Laboratory Cancer Research, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1969-1972. Staff fellow National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1972-1974, senior staff fellow, 1974-1975. Senior staff scientist unit leader chemical carcinogenesis biology division Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, 1975-1985.

      Chief carcinogenesis and toxicology evaluation branch national toxicology program National Institute Environmental Health Sciences, 1985-1989, associate director division toxicology research and testing, 1989-1992, chief carcinogen mechanism group Laboratory Molecular Carcinogenesis, 1992—1997. Special assistant to science director for technology development National Institute Evniron. Health Sciences, 1997-2000.

      Deputy director National Center Toxicogenomics, 2000—2009. Adjunct professor Oak Ridge biomedical Graduate School, University Tennessee, 1975-1985. Member breast cancer task force National Institutes of Health, 1979-1982.

      Member committee on pyrenes and analogs National Academy of Sciences, 1981-1983. Chairman Interagy. Testing Commission, 1986-1990. With chemical corps United States Army, 1959-1960.

    Works

    • Author research articles, chapters in books. Member editorial board Carcinogenesis Journal, 1984-1987, 91-93, Cancer Research, 1981-1986, Environmental Health Perspectives, 1993-1998, contributing editor, since 2003.

    Membership

    Member Orange County Planning Board, since 1997. Chairman Weaver Dairy Precinct, Democratic Party Orange County, 1996-1999. With Army of the United States, 1959-1961.

    Member American Cancer Society (carcinogenesis study section 1975-1978, 92-96).

    Personality

    Interests

    Scuba diving, coin collecting/numismatics, marksmanship.

    Connections

    • Married Carole Ann Bozzone, September 16, 1961. Children: James Kirkwood, David Edward.
    • father: James Kirkwood Selkirk
    • mother: Doris (Schuler) Selkirk
    • spouse: Carole Ann Bozzone
    • children: James Kirkwood Selkirk
    • David Edward Selkirk
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    Born December 3, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1964
      College Environmental Science and Forestry
    • 1964
      chemistry
    • 1969
      Syracuse University Upstate Medical Center
    • 2009
      deputy director, National Center Toxicogenomics
    • 1969 - 1972
      Postdoctoral fellow, McArdle Laboratory Cancer Research
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      staff fellow, National Cancer Institute
      Bethesda, Maryland, United States
    • 1975 - 1985
      senior, staff scientist unit leader chemical carcinogenesis biology division Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory
    • 1975 - 1985
      adjunct professor, Oak Ridge biomedical Graduate School
    • 1979 - 1982
      member, breast cancer task force National Institutes of Health
    • 1981 - 1983
      member, committee on pyrenes and analogs National Academy of Sciences
    • 1986 - 1990
      chairman, Interagy. Testing Commission
    • 1992 - 1997
      chief carcinogenesis and toxicology evaluation branch national toxicology program National Institute Environmental Health Sciences
    • 1997
      special assistant, to science director for technology development National Institute Evniron. Health Sciences
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