Koenraad Van Doorslaer, PhD

Assistant Professor, Immunobiology

Research Topic:

My lab is interested in uncovering why, despite being genetically closely related, only a limited subset of human papillomaviruses is associated with human cancers. My research program leverages evolutionary  vidence to gain understanding of the complex, and medically relevant phenotypes. We use state-of-the-art molecular techniques including 3D (organotypic) skin models, genomics approaches, and confocal microscopy combined with thorough evolutionary analysis to address the genetic and molecular basis of tumorigenicity of HPV.