Kelwyn Thomas, Ph.D.

Kelwyn Thomas, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor


Location: Hugh Gloster Building, 305
Phone: 404-752-1507


University of California, San Diego
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

University of Alberto, Edmonton
Degree:  Biochemistry 

Research Interests

Male and Female Reproductive Biology

Genetic regulation of Circadian Rhythms

Cell cycle regulation

Molecular mechanisms regulating Meiosis and Mitosis


Chu L, Huo Y, Liu X, Yao P, Thomas K, Jiang H, Zhu T, Zhang G, Chaudhry M, Adams G, Thompson W, Dou Z, Jin C, He P, Yao X. The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Chromatin Protein HP1α Is Essential for Accurate Chromosome Segregation during Cell Division. J Biol Chem. 2014 Sep 19;289(38):26249-62. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M114.581504. Epub 2014 Aug 7. PMID: 25104354

Chowdhury I, Thompson WE, Thomas K. Prohibitins role in cellular survival through Ras-Raf-MEK-ERK pathway. J Cell Physiol. 2014 Aug;229(8):998-1004. doi: 10.1002/jcp.24531. Review. PMID: 24347342

Chowdhury I, Thompson WE, Welch C, Thomas K, Matthews R. Prohibitin (PHB) inhibits apoptosis in rat granulosa cells (GCs) through the extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and the Bcl family of proteins. Apoptosis. 2013 Dec;18(12):1513-25. doi: 10.1007/s10495-013-0901-z. PMID: 24096434

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