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Timothy Bolger

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Associate Professor

Dr. Bolger received his undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University, working with Dr. Tso-Pang Yao on the function and regulation of histone deacetylases. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Susan Wente at Vanderbilt University, where he focused on the functional connections between the gene expression processes of translation and mRNA nuclear export. Dr. Bolger then opened his own lab and began his faculty career at the University of Arizona before coming to the University of Georgia in 2023.

The Bolger lab studies the roles and regulation of RNA helicases in gene expression during steady-state and stress conditions and how they may become misregulated during aging and cancer. This work primarily focuses on how the critical process of protein synthesis is altered during different conditions, particularly during cellular stresses such as the lack of nutrients and/or the presence of toxins. Alterations in these pathways are frequently observed in cancer, aging, and other pathologies, and the research in the Bolger lab is targeted to better understand and suggest potential treatments these diseases.

  • Vanderbilt University, Postdoc, Cell & Developmental Biology, 2011
  • Duke University, Ph.D., Molecular Cancer Biology, 2006
  • Harvard University, A.B., Biochemical Sciences, 1999
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