Post Doctoral Fellow
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
Colket Translational Research Building
3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Room 6100
Philadelphia, PA 
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Phone: 267-425-3063

Selected Publications

  1. Tarlow ED, Towheed A, Monyak RE, Toth MS, Wallace DC, Jongens TA. Loss of Drosophila FMRP Leads to Alterations in Energy Metabolism and Mitochondrial Function Hum Mol Genet.2017 Nov 2
  2. Kaynar AM, Bakalov V, Laverde SM, Cambriel AI, Lee BH, Towheed A, Gregory AD, Webb SA, Palladino MJ, Bozza FA, Shapiro SD, Angus DC. Cost of surviving sepsis: a novel model of recovery from sepsis in Drosophila melanogaster. Intensive Care Med Exp. Dec 2016
  3. Towheed A, Markantone DM, Crain AT, Celotto AM, Palladino MJ. Small mitochondrial-targeted RNAs modulate endogenous mitochondrial protein expression in vivo. Neurobiology of Disease. (69): 15-22, September 2014
  4. Chiu WK, Towheed A, Palladino MJ. Genetically Encoded Redox Sensors in Biomedical Science. Methods In Enzymology. (542): 263–287, 2014
  5. McKibbin PL, Fleming AM, Towheed MA, Van Houten B, Burrows CJ, David SS. Repair of hydantoin lesions and their amine adducts in DNA by base and nucleotide excision repair. J Am Chem Soc. 135 (37):13851–13861, Aug 9, 2013
  6. Hughes CD, Wang H, Ghodke H, Simons M, Towheed A, Peng Y, Van Houten B, Kad NM. Real-time single-molecule imaging reveals a direct interaction between UvrC and UvrB on DNA tightropes. Nucleic Acids Res. 41(9):4901-12 Mar 19, 2013
  7. N, Stegman MA, Croteau DL, Van Houten B, Kwon NS, Ling Y, Dickinson C, Venugopal A, Towheed MA, Nathan C. Identification of a Chemical That Inhibits the Mycobacterial UvrABC Complex in Nucleotide Excision Repair. Biochemistry. 50(8):1329-35, Mar 1, 2011
  8. Padhan K, Minakshi R, Towheed MA, Jameel SJ. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 3a protein activates the mitochondrial death pathway through p38 MAP kinase activation. Gen Virol. 89(8):1960-9, Aug, 2008

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Dr. Towheed was awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Grant Award by United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation to develop gene therapy for mitochondrial diseases




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