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Tapas Hazra, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

Tapas Hazra, PhD

Tapas Hazra, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Scientist, Sealy Center for Molecular Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1079
Phone: 409.772.6308
Fax: 409.747.8608


Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
B.Sc Chemistry 1982 Calcutta University, India
M.Sc Biochemistry 1985 Calcutta University, India
Ph.D Biochemistry 1992 Jadavpur University, India

Research Interests

  • Oxidative damage repair in mammalian genomes
  • Enzyme kinetics, biochemical and cellular characterization of protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions
  • Post-translational modification of DNA repair proteins, SNP analysis, mutation analysis, transcription-coupled repair of oxidized bases, DNA repair and inflammation: linkage to disease susceptibility.

Selected Publications

  1. Hazra, TK; Izumi, T.; Boldogh, I.; Imhoff, B.; Kow, Y. W.; Jaruga, P., Dizdaroglu, M. and Mitra S. Identification and characterization of a human DNA glycosylase for repair in modified bases in oxidatively damaged DNA. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 99:3523-3528, 2002. PMID: 11904416
  2. Hazra, TK, Kow, Y. W., Hatahet, Z., Imhoff, B., Boldogh, I., Mokkapati, S. K., Mitra, S., and Izumi, T. Identification and characterization of a novel human DNA glycosylase for repair of cytosine-derived bases. J. Biol. Chem. 277:30417-30420, 2002. PMID: 12097317.
  3. Dou H, Mitra S, Hazra TK.: Repair of oxidized bases from DNA bubble structures by human DNA glycosylases NEIL1 and NEIL2. J. Biol. Chem. 278:49679-49684, 2003. PMID: 14522990
  4. Das A, Wiederhold L, Leppard JB, Kedar P, Prasad R, Wang H, Boldogh I, Karimi-Busheri F, Weinfeld M, Tomkinson AE, Wilson SH, Mitra S, Hazra TK: NEIL2-initiated, APE-independent repair of oxidized bases in DNA: Evidence for repair complex in human cell." DNA Repair. 5: 1439-48. 2006. PMID: 16982218 PMCID: PMC2805168
  5. Banerjee D, Mandal SM, Das A, Hegde ML, Das S, Bhakat KK, Boldogh I, Sarkar PS, Mitra S, Hazra TK: Preferential repair of oxidized base damage in the transcribed genes of mammalian cells." J Biol Chem. 2010 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21169365

Clinical Interests

Lung Diseases

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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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