Daniel C. DiMaio, MD, PhD

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Therapeutic Radiology; Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center

Departments & Organizations

Genetics

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: Radiobiology

Cancer Center, Yale: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers | Yale CTAP

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

HPV

Molecular Virology: Virology laboratories

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology | Microbiology: Viruses | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Chemical Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Membrane Traffic and Biogenesis; Oncogenes, Tumor Suppressor Genes, and Cell Cycle Control; Pathogen-Cell Interactions; Protein Dynamics; Receptors and Signal Transduction

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

The DiMaio laboratory is studying the molecular mechanisms of how two groups of tumor viruses, human papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses, enter cells, with a particular focus on identifying the cellular proteins that mediate virus entry and intracellular trafficking. In addition, they are using viral transmembrane proteins as models to develop a class of artificial small transmembrane proteins with a variety of biological activities, including the ability to form tumors and confer resistance to HIV infection.

Education & Training

PhD Johns Hopkins University (1981)
MD Johns Hopkins University (1978)

Honors & Recognition

  • Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (2014)

  • Honorary ProfessorUniversity College London (2012)

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2003)

  • Graduate Mentoring Award in the Natural SciencesYale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2001)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology (2000)

  • Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (1993)

  • MERIT AwardNational Institutes of Health (1992)

  • Mallinckrodt Scholar Award (1983)

Professional Service

  • Director, Division of Biological Sciences Yale University (2014)

  • Board of Scientific Advisors, National Cancer Institute (2012)

  • Chairman, Division S (DNA viruses) American Society for Microbiology (1998 - 1999)

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Contact Info

Daniel C. DiMaio, MD, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of GeneticsSHM I-141B, P.O. Box 208005
New Haven, CT 06520-8005

DiMaio Lab