Julia E. Myers
Research: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human papillomavirus (HPV) are two viral infections commonly found worldwide. It has been previously shown by our lab that coinfection of HPV and EBV is present in oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC). Using an organotypic raft model system, we have found that the expression of HPV E7 inhibits EBV replication. The goal of my project is to investigate the mechanisms behind E7 inhibition of EBV replication.
Supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P30-GM110703).