Daniel 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

Contact Information

Daniel DiMaio, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Genetics

    SHM I-141B, P.O. Box 208005

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8005

    United States

Daniel DiMaio
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Appointments

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 and determining their molecular mechanisms of action. In addition, it is using viral transmembrane proteins as a basis 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. Some of these proteins are the simplest proteins ever described and their study will reveal new features of protein action and the basis for specificity in protein-protein interactions.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins University (1981)
  • MD
    Johns Hopkins University (1978)
  • BS
    Yale University, Biology (1974)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering2014
Honorary ProfessorUniversity College London2012
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science2003
Graduate Mentoring Award in the Natural SciencesYale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences2001
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology2000
Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation1993
MERIT AwardNational Institutes of Health1992
Mallinckrodt Scholar Award1983

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Yale UniversityDirector, Division of Biological Sciences2014 - Present
Board of Scientific Advisors, National Cancer Institute2012 - Present
American Society for MicrobiologyChairman, Division S (DNA viruses)1998 - 1999

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