Timothy R. Billiar

University of Pittsburgh, USA


Timothy R. Billiar received his M.D. degree from the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, in 1983, and then he pursued surgical training at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, and the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. This included a four‐year research fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Richard Simmons. In 1992, Billiar became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and in 1999 he was named the Department Chair and the George Vance Foster Professor and Chair. As a practicing trauma surgeon and scientist, Billiar has a long‐standing interest in the mechanisms that lead to immune dysregulation following injury. Billiar’s laboratory was the first to show that high‐mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) drives sterile inflammation through the activation of toll‐like receptor 4 in the setting of acute injury. For the past 16 years, Billiar has served as a Program Director for Trauma Research Center.

Biography Updated on 30 September 2014

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