Iain Morgan is the Chair, of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology and Director, Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, and also Associate Dean for Research at Virginia Commonwealth University. His lab focuses on studying the human papillomavirus 16 life cycle in oral keratinocytes. There are two main areas of research: understanding how the viral proteins E1 and E2 interact with host protein factors and signaling pathways to replicate the HPV genome. The lab is also looking at how viral proteins regulate the host genome and signaling pathways to reprogram the host and promote the viral life cycle, with a particular emphasis on the E2 protein.
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