Dr. James Romero-Masters
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Viral tumorigenesis and pathogenesis
The Romero-Masters lab is specifically interested in understanding the mechanisms by which tumor viruses promote tumorigenesis and pathogenesis utilizing bioinformatic, molecular biology, cell culture, and physiologic relevant in vivo mouse models. Current lab goals are focused on understanding the mechanisms by which the papillomavirus E6 and E7 oncogenes contribute to viral pathogenesis and carcinogenesis. Through this work, identification of druggable cellular processes that HPV requires for pathogenesis can be identified which can targeted to therapeutically treat HPV infections.