Dr. Dohun Pyeon earned his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He completed postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the laboratories of Drs. Paul Ahlquist and Paul Lambert. Before joining MSU, he served as a faculty member in the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and an investigator in the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Dr. Pyeon joined the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics in 2018 as an Associate Professor through the MSU Cancer Biology Global Impact Initiative. Dr. Pyeon’s research program focuses on virus-host interactions in human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cancer development, particularly in the context of host innate and adaptive immunity. The goals of current research projects are: 1) To understand HPV-induced suppression of antitumor immunity in the tumor microenvironment; and 2) To investigate the mechanisms of interferon-inducible genes that not only inhibits HPV infection, but also contributes to cancer progression by inducing somatic mutations. Based on the novel findings of immune dysregulation by HPV, the Pyeon laboratory is also developing effective prognostic and immunotherapeutic tools for cancer patients in collaborations with clinicians.
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