Member Biography

Edward A Motea, Ph.D.
Edward Motea

Edward Motea, Ph.D.

980 West Walnut Street
Phone: (317) 278-5249
Fax: (317) 274-8046

Research Program Membership

Full member:

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IU School of Medicine

Dr. Motea's research interests include:

The goal of my research program is to discover and understand how cancer cells promote and/or avert critical mechanisms of survival/growth at the basic molecular level using biochemistry, molecular biology, enzymology and chemical biology approaches. Specifically, my research will focus on (1) discovering and characterizing novel factors in DNA damage and repair; (2) understanding the unannotated role of co-transcriptional DNA:RNA hybrids or R-loops in genomic instability; (3) designing and developing novel anti-cancer agents that are tumor-selective; and (4) elucidating the mechanistic basis for the replication bypass of damaged DNA by DNA polymerases. Overall, the mechanistic insights gained from my research program should ultimately lead to the identification of novel chemical agents, biomarkers, druggable targets and innovative strategies to selectively stop malignant cells while sparing healthy cells for precision medicine in the clinic.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 10/2017

Ph.D. - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 01/2012