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Tanyel Kiziltepe

Tanyel Kiziltepe

Contact Info

Phone: 574-631-1603
Office: 105 Cushing Hall


College of Engineering Assistant Research Professor

Summary of Activities/Interests

Pre-clinical drug validation in cancers
Nanoparticle based drug delivery
Biochemical stabilization of biomolecular therapeutics


B.S. Chemistry, Bilkent University, Turkey (1998)

Ph.D. Biological Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA (2004)


Postdoc Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, MA (2005-2007)
Faculty, Harvard Medical School, MA (2005-2007)
Scientist, Cerulean Pharmaceuticals, MA (2007-2008)
Assistant Research Professor, University of Notre Dame, IN (2008-present)


Kiziltepe T, Hideshima T, Catley L, Raje N, Yasui H, Vallet S, Okawa Y, Ikeda H, Ishitsuka K, Shiraishi N, Chauhan D, Anderson KC. 5-Azacytidine, a DNA Methyltransferase Inhibitor, Induces ATR Mediated DNA Double Strand Break Responses, Apoptosis, and Synergistic Cytotoxicity with Doxorubicin and Bortezomib against Multiple Myelo. Mol Cancer Ther., 6(6):1718-27, 2007.

Kiziltepe T, Hideshima T, Ishitsuka K, Ocio EM, Raje N, Catley L, Li CQ, Trudel LJ, Yasui H, Vallet S, Kutok JL, Chauhan D, Mitsiades CS, Saavedra JE, Wogan GE, Keefer LK, Shami PJ, and Anderson KC. JS -K, a GST-Activated Nitric Oxide Generator, Induces DNA Double Strand Breaks, activates DNA Damage Response Pathways, and Induces Apoptosis, in vitro and in vivo in Human Multiple Myeloma Cells. Blood, 110(2):709-18, 2007.

Sengupta S, Eavarone D, Capila I, Zhao G, Watson N, Kiziltepe T, Sasisekharan R. Temporal targeting of tumour cells and neovasculature with a nanoscale delivery system. Nature, 436(7050):568-72, 2005.

Hideshima T, Chauhan D, Kiziltepe T, Ikeda H, Okawa Y, Podar K, Raje N, Protopopov A, Munshi NC, Richardson PG, Carrasco RD, Anderson KC. Biologic sequelae of IκB kinase (IKK) inhibition in multiple myeloma: therapeutic implications.. Blood, 113 (21):5228-36, 2009.