BIOL 5630 DNA Viruses & Cancer (Spring: 3 )
It is estimated that 15-20% of human cancers worldwide have viral etiology. There are several DNA viruses, including Human Papillomaviruses, Adenoviruses, Epstein-Barr virus, Herpes virus type 8, Hepatitis B and C viruses and Merkel cell polyomavirus that are associated with different types of cancer. This course is focused on these DNA tumor viruses, their replication cycles and the cellular transformation pathways leading to different cancers (including cervical cancer, Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, a subset of T-cell lymphoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, Kaposi's sarcoma and Merkel cell carcinoma), and therapeutic strategies. Students will be exposed to both lectures and presentations of research papers.
Instructor(s): Junona Moroianu
Last Updated: 13-May-15