Faculty Summaries
Tim J. Yen, PhD
Tim J. Yen, PhD
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Facility Director, Biological Imaging Facility
Office Phone: 215-728-2590
Lab Phone: 215-728-4311
Fax: 215-728-2412
Office: R310

Genome Stability in normal and disease states

  • Mechanisms that ensure accurate chromosome segregation.
  • Mechanisms that are disrupted in cells with chromosome instability.
  • Strategies to enhance response of cancer cells to conventional chemoradiation therapies.
Description of research projects
Selected Publications

Fox Chase Programs

Extramural Affiliations

    My NCBI

    1. Yen TJ, Li G, Schaar BT, Szilak I, Cleveland DW. CENP-E is a putative kinetochore motor that accumulates just before mitosis. Nature. 1992 Oct 8;359(6395):536-9. PubMed PMID: 1406971.
    3. Liao H, Li G, Yen TJ. Mitotic regulation of microtubule cross-linking activity of CENP-E kinetochore protein. Science. 1994 Jul 15;265(5170):394-8. PubMed PMID: 8023161. Schaar BT, Chan GK, Maddox P, Salmon ED, Yen TJ. CENP-E function at kinetochores is essential for chromosome alignment. J Cell Biol. 1997 Dec 15;139(6):1373-82. PubMed PMID: 9396744; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2132614.
    5. Chan GK, Schaar BT, Yen TJ. Characterization of the kinetochore binding domain of CENP-E reveals interactions with the kinetochore proteins CENP-F and hBUBR1. J Cell Biol. 1998 Oct 5;143(1):49-63. PubMed PMID: 9763420; PubMed Central PMCID: a.a.
    7. Bhattacharjee V, Zhou Y, Yen TJ. A synthetic lethal screen identifies the Vitamin D receptor as a novel gemcitabine sensitizer in pancreatic cancer cells. Cell Cycle. 2014;13(24):3839-56. PubMed PMID: 25558828.
    9. Sudakin V, Chan GK, Yen TJ. Checkpoint inhibition of the APC/C in HeLa cells is mediated by a complex of BUBR1, BUB3, CDC20, and MAD2. J Cell Biol. 2001 Sep 3;154(5):925-36. PubMed PMID: 11535616; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2196190.
    11. Tipton AR, Wang K, Link L, Bellizzi JJ, Huang H, et al. BUBR1 and closed MAD2 (C-MAD2) interact directly to assemble a functional mitotic checkpoint complex. J Biol Chem. 2011 Jun 17;286(24):21173-9. PubMed PMID: 21525009; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3122179.
    13. Eytan E, Wang K, Miniowitz-Shemtov S, Sitry-Shevah D, Kaisari S, et al. Disassembly of mitotic checkpoint complexes by the joint action of the AAA-ATPase TRIP13 and p31(comet). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Aug 19;111(33):12019-24. PubMed PMID: 25092294; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4142996.
    15. Wang K, Sturt-Gillespie B, Hittle JC, Macdonald D, Chan GK, et al. Thyroid hormone receptor interacting protein 13 (TRIP13) AAA-ATPase is a novel mitotic checkpoint-silencing protein. J Biol Chem. 2014 Aug 22;289(34):23928-37. PubMed PMID: 25012665; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4156041.