Viral Oncology – Prof. Meir Shamay
Office Phone Number: +972-72-264-4929
Location: Building D, Room 102
About 15% of cancer cases are associated with viral infections. The two herpes viruses we study; Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV, HHV-8) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV, HHV-4), are associated with increasing number of human malignancies. The research interests in the lab are to study the functional interactions between viral proteins and the cellular machinery, which control both the viral life cycle and tumorigenesis. The goal of our lab is to expand our knowledge on viral infections, and to utilize this knowledge for the development and use of drugs that specifically target virally infected cells.