Viral oncology is an important area of research that continues to contribute remarkable new insights into basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis. The goal of the Viral Oncology Training Program is to produce innovative scientists with thorough foundations in fundamental virology, cellular carcinogenesis, and molecular biology who are prepared to contribute new knowledge related to the role of viruses in cellular transformation and oncogenesis.
A strength of this program is the breadth of research interests of participating faculty, representing important complementary areas of training — tumor viruses, gene regulation, tumor suppressors, cell processes, genetics, pathogenesis, and animal models. The program is rigorous, and its success is evidenced by the productivity and accomplishments of current and previous trainees as well as other trainees of the program faculty.
The training program is based in the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine. Program enhancement is provided through trainee participation in the Molecular Virology and Microbiology Seminar Series, journal clubs, and attendance and presentation at national meetings, plus the wealth of seminars available throughout the Texas Medical Center.
The department has outstanding facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and is currently recruiting new faculty to join its prestigious ranks. The Texas Medical Center, the location of Baylor College of Medicine, contains 46 member institutions engaged in health-related activities. Research is facilitated by a general willingness to cooperate among faculty, within Baylor and throughout the medical center. This dynamic setting is ideal for cutting-edge research training in viral oncology.
This program is supported by the “Viral Oncology Training Grant”
Program director: Susan J. Marriott, Ph.D.
Program support: NIH (T32 CA09197)