Ricardo J. Ramirez, MD

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Research in the Zevallos lab has focused on the identification of molecular drivers of carcinogenesis of HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma with poor oncologic outcomes, including patients with dual exposure to HPV and tobacco. We seek a broad understanding of factors related to cancer susceptibility using knowledge derived from epidemiological studies as well as fundamental cellular and molecular biology.