Benjamin Tu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Endowed Title: W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research

Department: Biochemistry

Graduate Programs: Biological Chemistry, Integrative Biology

Biography

EDUCATION

2003 University of California-San Francisco. PhD, biochemistry and biophysics. Advisor: Jonathan S. Weissman

1998 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. AB and AM, chemistry. Advisor: James C. Wang

1994 State College Area High School, State College, PA

 

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

2004-2006 UT Southwestern, Postdoctoral Fellow. Advisor: Steven L. McKnight

 

CURRENT POSITION

2007-present Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern

 

Education

Graduate School Harvard University (), Chemistry
Graduate School University of California-San Francisco (2003)

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatic analysis of temporal gene expression and metabolite profiling data
  • Cell growth control
  • Mechanisms by which cellular processes are coupled to metabolic state
  • Metabolic cycles
  • Oxidative stress, nutritional stress

Publications

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Featured Publications

Restriction of DNA replication to the reductive phase of the metabolic cycle protects genome integrity

Chen, Z., Odstrcil, E.A., Tu, B.P., McKnight, S.L. Science June 2007 316 1916-1919

High-resolution timing of cell cycle-regulated gene expression

Rowicka, M., Kudlicki, A., Tu, B.P., Otwinowski, Z. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2007

Metabolic cycles as an underlying basis of biological oscillations

Tu, B.P., McKnight, S.L. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. September 2006 7 696-701

Oxidative protein folding in eukaryotes: mechanisms and consequences

Tu, B.P., Weissman, J.S. J Cell Biol. February 2004 164 341-346

The FAD- and O(2)-dependent reaction cycle of Ero1-mediated oxidative protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum

Tu, B.P., Weissman, J.S. Molecular Cell November 2002 10 983-994

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Honors/Awards

  • Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
    (2010)
  • Packard Fellowship
    (2010)
  • W. W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research
    (2007)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
    Career Award in Biomedical Sciences (2006)
  • AAAS & GE Healthcare
    Young Scientist Award Regional Winner - North America (2004)
  • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
    Postdoctoral Fellowship (2004)