Urbain Weyemi

Assistant Professor of Molecular Biosciences and CPRIT Scholar
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Weyemi earned a Bachelor Degree in Physiology from the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. He
received his Master and Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sud in France. His Ph.D. thesis uncovered the interplay between oncogenes activation, redox homeostasis, and DNA damage responses in cancer.

He engaged in postdoctoral research under Dr. William M. Bonner at the National Cancer Institute (NCI/NIH),
focusing on redox biology and genomic instability in cancer. He also pursued postdoctoral research at the Johns
Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he worked under the mentorship of Dr. Solomon H. Snyder, a Lasker Award Laureate and recipient of the National Medal of Science. In this role, Dr. Weyemi used mouse models to explore the interplay between genomic instability and redox homeostasis in neurodegeneration.

Dr. Weyemi joined the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin as a CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Biology. He is a Member of the LiveStrong Cancer Institutes at UT Dell Medical School, and the Center for Learning and Memory of the College of Natural Sciences. Research in his lab aims to explore the dialogue between genomic instability and metabolism in human diseases. Disease models include cancer, inflammation, and neurological disorders.

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