Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Microbiology-Immunology

Bayar  Thimmapaya, PhD

Bayar Thimmapaya, PhD

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

Focus of Work

Bio

Our research focuses on cell cycle deregulation by DNA tumor virus oncogenes (Adenovirus E1A, Simian virus 40 large T, and human papilloma virus E6 and E7). In particular, we are interested to find out how binding of these viral tumor antigens to cellular proteins such as pRb, p300/CBP and other proteins affect G1/S phase transition. We use molecular genetic approaches to study these aspects.

We also work on molecular mechanisms of liver cell proliferation and perturbations of these mechanism...[Read full text]
Our research focuses on cell cycle deregulation by DNA tumor virus oncogenes (Adenovirus E1A, Simian virus 40 large T, and human papilloma virus E6 and E7). In particular, we are interested to find out how binding of these viral tumor antigens to cellular proteins such as pRb, p300/CBP and other proteins affect G1/S phase transition. We use molecular genetic approaches to study these aspects.

We also work on molecular mechanisms of liver cell proliferation and perturbations of these mechanisms that lead to liver cancer development. We are particularly interested in Ras induced liver cancer model and we focus on a few key proteins including Med1 (a subunit of the mediator complex) and FoxM1 which is involved in liver cancer development.
Please see the link below to obtain complete list of publications:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1lKj3YJaj6L5G/bibliography/46771805/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: Indian Institute of Science, Molecular Biology (1975)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Yale University (1977)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: SUNY/State University of New York, Stony Brook (1980)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Connecticut (1980)

Contact

312/503-8230

Olson Pavilion Room 8510
710 N Fairbanks Court
Chicago IL 60611