Frontiers in Oncology Seminars

Preventing Cervical Cancer and Other HPV-Associated Cancers by Vaccination and Screening 

March 1, 2022 

Dr. Lowy is the Principal Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is also Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in the Center for Cancer Research at NCI. Dr. Lowy’s research includes the biology of papillomaviruses and the regulation of normal and neoplastic growth. He studied the genetic organization of papillomaviruses and identified the oncogenes encoded by the virus, and focused his research on papillomavirus vaccines and the papillomavirus life cycle. Dr. Lowy’s growth regulation research includes prior studies that established the importance of the ras gene family in cancer and the main mechanisms by which the NF1 tumor suppressor gene regulates normal cell growth. His growth regulation research is now focused primarily on the DLC family of tumor suppressor genes and their mechanism of action. In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, he has led the SARS-CoV-2 serology research effort at NCI.