G. Timothy Bowden, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Radiation Oncology


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(520) 626-6006
(520) 626-4979
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3. Cancer Biology
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Research Member
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Professor Emeritus, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Molecular and Cell Biology, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Radiation Oncology


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Dr. G. Tim Bowden received his Ph.D. in Experimental Oncology in 1974 and did a postdoctoral fellowship in the Biochemistry Institute in Germany with Dr. Norbert Fusenig. In 1976, Dr. Bowden was recruited to the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

In 1978, Dr. Bowden joined the Department of Radiology, Division of Radiation Oncology, at the University of Arizona. Dr. Bowden has joint appointments in the Departments of Radiation Oncology, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pharmacology and Toxicology and in 2004 received a primary appointment in Cell Biology and Anatomy (now Cellular and Molecular Medicine). 

He has served as Director of Education, Director of Basic Sciences and Chief Scientific Officer and Deputy Director for the Arizona Cancer Center. He has established active research programs in three areas. 1) molecular mechanisms of mouse skin carcinogenesis with an emphasis on critical gene alterations in the multistage process of chemical carcinogenesis; 2) the development of new targets for the chemoprevention of skin cancer; 3) prostate cancer and molecular determinants of biological diversity in the disease. 

Dr. Bowden has mentored over 25 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students through supervisory committees and 23 postdoctoral fellows in independent research projects. He has directly mentored and graduated 5 Master’s students and 20 Ph.D. students in his laboratory and has served on ~70 PhD supervisory committees and currently serves on 12 PhD supervisory committees and mentors 4 postdoctoral associates. Dr. Bowden also was PI on the Cancer Biology Training Grant T32CA009213 1993-2010.
Dr. Bowden has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1978. He presently is co-PI and has project on a Program Project Grant (CA27502). He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and has authored 18 book chapters and co-edited one book. He is North American Regional Editor for the International Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, Associate Editor for Molecular Carcinogenesis and a member of the editorial board for Cancer Prevention Research. In 2006, Dr. Bowden was named as fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.



American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Arizona Health Sciences Center Founder's Day Award

Arizona Cancer Center Senior Researcher Salmon Award

Academic Information
PhD, Experimental Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Undergraduate School: 
BA, Chemistry, Ohio Wesleyan University