Nuri Alpay Temiz

Research Assistant Professor,

Nuri Alpay Temiz

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-6977

Office Address:
8-146 Phillips Wagensteen Building
516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Institute for Health Informatics
MMC 912
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 5545

Research Assistant Professor


Alpay is an assistant professor in the Institute for Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota.He has a broad background in computational biology and bioinformatics from structural calculations to large scale sequencing data analyses. He is currently focused on understanding mechanisms of tumor formation and metastasis through mutagenesis and gene expression. He is part of the team that showed for the first time that APOBEC3B DNA cytosine deaminase as an endogenous mutator in breast, lung, cervical, head and neck and bladder cancers. He has developed new methods to analyze Sleeping Beauty forward genetics screens in murine tumor models using both DNA sequencing and RNA sequencing, explored mechanisms mutational mechanisms leading to metastasis, and performed comparative analysis of osteosarcoma gene expression in humans, dogs and mice.