Ronald Glaser, PhD

Ronald Glaser


College of Medicine


Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Academic Title


Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Nasopharyngeal Cancer, Depression, Burkitt Lymphoma, Epstein-Barr Virus Infections, Inflammation, Carcinoma, Cancer, Cell Transformation, Neoplastic, Loneliness, Herpes Simplex

Ronald Glaser is a tumor virologist who has studied Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) and cancer for several years. He has focused primarily on viral latency and the replication of EBV in epithelial cells in order to help understand the role that EBV plays in the etiology of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). He also works closely with Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser studying the interactions between the central nervous system, the immune system and the endocrine system, how stress modulates these systems and the health implications of these interactions. His work has focused on stress and herpesvirus latency, vaccine responses, wound healing and the role that stress may play as a co-factor in the etiology and progression of malignant disease.

Education and Background

Office Location

120C Behavioral Med Res Inst

460 Medical Center Drive, Columbus, OH 43210




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