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Linda van Dyk, PhD



Virus associated malignancies


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


The ideal student should have completed some biochemistry or molecular biology classes and be excited to learn about how infection and inflammation impact tumor initiation and progression.

Number of Openings: 1

Program Objective:

Dr. van Dyk’s lab focuses on molecular interactions between virus and host that impact infection and cancer. The main projects in the lab: 

• Analysis of a virus encoded cyclin with a host tumor suppressor in regulating dormancy versus growth of infected cells.

• Characterization of non-coding RNAs that regulate the innate immune response in virus infection and disease. 

• Definition of viral miRNAs that fine-tune chronic infection and dormancy.

Program Description:

Students will participate with others in the lab and at lab meetings and will present project overview and experimental results at lab group meetings and the Cancer Center poster session. Research project will include molecular and cell biology studies of samples including cells, tissues, proteins and RNA.   Additional information is provided at the following websites:

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