Dmitry Temiakov, PhD




1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room 425E
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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215- 503-4692

Dmitry Temiakov, PhD


Expertise & Research Interests

My laboratory uses structural biology in combination with biochemical approaches to study the structure and function of mitochondrial transcription machinery. We are interested in deciphering molecular mechanisms of transcription initiation, elongation, termination and anti-termination, as well as replication primer synthesis by mitochondrial RNA polymerase. We also aim to  understand the interplay between transcription and replication machineries in mitochondria of normal and cancer cells.


PhD, Molecular Biology, Institute for Genetics, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia - 1996
MS, Microbiology, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia - 1993


SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Brooklyn, NY - 1997-2002

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications


  • Excellence in Research Award, NJ Health Foundation, 2015 and 2013
  • Faculty Research Achievement Award, Rowan University, 2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Dean's Initiative in Research, SUNY Downstate medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1999, 2000, 2001