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Dr. Paul K. Y. Wong

Dr. Paul K. Y. Wong

Regular Member

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis
The Virginia Harris Cockrell Cancer Research Center

My laboratory is located in Smithville, Texas, at UT Science Park

We are interested in the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis induced by retroviruses. Our emphasis is on understanding the molecular mechanism of how retroviruses induce these neuroimmunodegenerative diseases using animal models, including transgenic mice. We are particularly interested in oxidative stress, endoplastic reticulum stress, and the signaling pathway to apoptosis and cell proliferation in our system. We have also shown that oxidative stress induced by the virus can be restored by antioxidants and anti-inflammatory drugs, which prevent the virus-induced neurodegeneration and immunodeficiency.



MDACC Faculty

Program Affiliation:

Program in Molecular Carcinogenesis

Contact Information

Phone: 512.237.9456


Office: MDA SPR (Unit 116)

Title: Professor


Ph.D. - University of Manitoba - 1972