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Iain M. Morgan, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Molecular Genetics

Affiliated leadership roles

Director, Philips Institute for Oral Health Research
Chair, Division of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, VCU

Department affiliations

Professor, Division of Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology, Department of Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, School of Dentistry


PhD, University of Glasgow, Scotland (1989)

Research description

We are interested in the molecular mechanisms that result in human papillomavirus infections progressing to cancers. We study viral replication and how viral replication proteins interact with that of the host with the ultimate goal of blocking replication and promoting death of the HPV cancer cells. We are also investigating how the virus promotes segregation of its genome in infected cell during mitosis, and how the virus regulates transcription from the host genome. We use a combination of primary keratinocytes, cancer cell lines and patient derived xenografts (PDX) in our studies.

Disease focus of research

Gynecologic, Head & neck

Research keywords

Animal models,Bioinformatics,Cancer cell biology,DNA damage,Mitosis,Oncogenes,Other

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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