Mark E Hahn
Mark Hahn is a Senior Scientist and recent past Chair (2011-2016) of the Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Woods Hole, MA, USA. He also is a Project Leader in the Boston University Superfund Research Program and the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health. Hahn received his PhD in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He conducted postdoctoral research at WHOI before being appointed to the scientific staff in 1992. Dr. Hahn’s research foci include: molecular mechanisms of developmental toxicity following exposure to chemicals found in the marine environment; evolution of transcription factors (e.g. AHR, NRF2, nuclear receptors) involved in the response to chemicals; mechanisms of adaptation and evolved resistance to chemicals in fish following long-term chemical exposure. Dr. Hahn is author or co-author of ~160 papers in peer-reviewed journals and books. Dr. Hahn has trained a graduate and undergraduate students and has taught several courses in the WHOI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Joint Graduate Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering and he has served as Chair of the Joint Committee on Biological Oceanography of the WHOI/MIT Joint Program and as Education Coordinator for the WHOI Biology Department.