Professor, Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry
Professor, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
1.8 Hillman Cancer Center, 5117 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Primary Phone: 967-178-2263
Our laboratory examines the molecular biology of human tumor viruses including Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) that we discovered.
Recent work has focused on establishing whether MCV causes Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) and to identify novel diagnostic and therapeutic options for MCV-related MCC.