Rob Kalejta

Credentials: Oncology Department

Position title: Manipulation of the cell cycle by Human Cylomegalovirus


Phone: (608) 265-5546

641 Robert M Bock Lab
1525 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706


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focus groups:

Virology; Cancer Biology

research description:

We study human cytomegalovirus. Projects include the investigation of molecular mechanisms through which the virus expresses its genome, and through which the cell silences viral gene expression. Also, viral modulation of the host cell cycle is studied. Furthermore, we are exploring ubiquitin-independent protein degradation induced by an HCMV protein. Finally, we are deciphering the role of HCMV in human cancers such as glioblastoma multiforme brain tumors.

ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Microbiology Doctoral Training Program (MDTP), Medical  Sciences Training program (MSTP), Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS), Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (MCP)

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