Daniel C. DiMaio MD, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Molecular VirologyCenter for RNA Science and Medicine, YaleHPV | Molecular Biophysics and BiochemistryTherapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: Radiobiology | GeneticsMolecular Virology

Research Interests

Molecular Biology of Tumor Viruses; Mechanisms of Viral Carcinogenesis; Molecular Basis of Cell Growth Regulation and Senescence; Manipulating Cells and Viruses with Artificial Transmembrane Proteins; Oncogenes; Senescence; Signal Transduction; Trans-membrane Proteins; Tumor Suppressor Genes; Virology; Virus


  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University , 1978
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University , 1981

Selected Publication

  • Petti, L.M., Talbert-Slagle, K., Hochstrasser, M., and DiMaio, D. (2013) A single amino acid substitution converts a transmembrane protein activator of the platelet-derived growth factor ß receptor into an inhibitor. J. Biol. Chem. (In press) PMID:23908351
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