Ingeborg Zehbe, PhD, DSc
- B.A., Anthropology and Archaeology, (1987), University of Uppsala, Sweden
- Ph.D., Molecular Pathology, (1996), University of Uppsala, Sweden
- D.Sc., Molecular Pathology, (1999), University of Uppsala, Sweden
Appointments and Affiliations:
- Cross-appointment as Associate Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, West Campus (since 2008) and as Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, Lakehead University; 2005-present
- Department of Microbiology, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany; 2002-2004
- Deutsches Krebsforschungzentrum, Heidelberg, Germany; 1996-2001
Research Areas of Focus:
Virus-Related Cancer with a Focus on Human Papillomavirus
Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) is a public health concern for both males and females and both sexes are carriers of HPV, an infection that is normally taken care of by the host's immune surveillance. HPV per se is NOT a disease and virtually all of us will be infected at some point in life. However, some individuals develop persistent infections, which can lead to benign (genital and skin warts) or malignant lesions (e.g. cervical cancer as well as head and neck cancers). Research in the Zehbe lab focuses around HPV covering the entire cancer continuum including basic research, non-invasive therapies as well as prevention and screening.
Please visit the Zehbe Lab website to learn more about her research.
Selected Publications can be viewed at PubMed