Mesenchymal stem cells seeded on electrospun polycaprolactone nanofibers.

Advanced Topics: Tumor Virology

This course introduces students to viruses known   or suspected of causing tumors, with special emphasis on viruses causally linked to human cancer, including polyomaviruses, Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma- associated herpesvirus, adenoviruses, papillomaviruses, hepatitis viruses, human T-cell lymphotropic virus. Topics focus on establishing causality between specific virus infections and cancer, oncogenes, tumor suppressors, oncogenic cofactors, disruption of innate/ adaptive immune responses, latency, viral mimicry/piracy of cellular regulatory genes, genomic instability and role of non-coding RNAs in viral pathogenesis. Alternate fall semesters.

Instructor(s): Kathy Shair, PhD

Credits: 2