Joe Mymryk, PhD

Joe Mymryk


Distinguished Scientist: Verspeeten Family Cancer Centre, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario

Professor: Department of Oncology, Microbiology & Immunology, Western University, London, Ontario

Cross Appointments: Department of Otolaryngology

Associate Editor: Molecular Cancer 


Mailing Address

Verspeeten Family Cancer Centre
Room A4-837, Cancer Research Laboratory Program
790 Commissioners Rd. E.
London, Ontario
Canada N6A 4L6

Tel: 519-685-8600 extension 53012
Fax: 519-685-8616

Lab: 519-685-8600 extension 53016

Research Areas

Tumor virology, control of gene expression, nuclear import

Summary of Current Work

It is estimated that viruses are responsible for about 10-15% of human cancers. In this respect, viruses are a risk factor for cancer second only to tobacco. Our research is focused on the molecular and cellular biology of two small DNA tumor viruses, adenovirus and human papillomavirus.  We study these viruses as tools to learn more about fundamental mechanisms regulating cell growth and gene expression and how they induce cancer.

Current Projects

1) Molecular genetic analysis of adenovirus E1A function (CIHR funded)

2) Molecular genetic analysis of human papillomavirus and its role in head & neck cancers (CIHR funded)

3) Identification and analysis of short linear peptide motifs that function as non-conventional nuclear import signals (NSERC funded)

Staff and Trainees

Graduate Students:

Steve Gameiro, PhD Candidate

Cason King, PhD Candidate

Martin Prusinkiewicz, PhD Candidate

Tanner Tessier, PhD Candidate


Gloria Thomson  

PubMed Publications

See my publications on PubMed

Additional Websites:

My Google Scholar Page

My Western University Publish Page