Ronald Glaser, PhD
College of Medicine
Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
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.