University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Viral Oncology (VO)

Human PapillomavirusThis group of scientists performs cutting-edge research at the forefront of some of the most exciting areas of cancer biology. Viruses have long been used as tools to understand basic mechanisms of cancer development and progression. Many cellular proteins crucial in oncogenesis and tumor suppression were first discovered by studying tumor viruses. UPCI is building on this foundation and has gathered an extremely strong and interactive group of tumor virologists who use viruses to understand how cancers arise or progress. Although members of this interest area use traditional approaches to investigate viral interactions with cancer cell signaling pathways, Viral Oncology faculty members are also building approaches to understanding virus-host cell interactions in new areas such as microRNA (miRNA) perturbations, innate immune evasion, and genomic instability caused by viruses.

Selected Publications

Members

Section Leader: Saumendra Sarkar

Coyne, Carolyn, PhD
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Sarkar, Saumendra, PhD
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
DeLuca, Neal, PhD
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Shair, Kathy H.Y., PhD
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Khan, Saleem, PhD
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Smithgall, Thomas, PhD
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Kinchington, Paul, PhD
Ophthalmology
Wiley, Clayton, MD, PhD
Pathology
Pipas, James, PhD
Biological Sciences
Xiao, Gutian, PhD
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics