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Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert

Expert on cancer biology, cancer causing viruses

Professor and Chair, Oncology; Director, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-316-9786 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Role of human papillomaviruses in cervical cancer, anal cancer, head and neck cancer
  • Human papilloma virus vaccines
  • Role of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus in Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • anti-cancer therapies
  • McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, its history, discoveries (e.g. 5-fluorouracil or 5-FU in chemotherapy, Nobel Prize to Howard Temin for his discovery of Reverse Transcriptase)


  • Development of new anti-cancer therapies for cervical cancer
  • Defined role of papillomavirus-encoded oncogenes in human cancers
  • Identified cellular factors that contribute to papilloma virus-mediated human cancer