Denise Galloway PhD

University of Washington Medicine , Fred Hutch , Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center , University of Washington School of Medicine


Dr. Galloway's lab is interested in the mechanisms by which human papillomaviruses (HPVs) contribute to epithelial cancers. Most of their research has focused on the E6 and E7 oncogenes of the HPVs that have a high risk of progression to cervical cancers, such as HPV 16. In addition to mechanistic studies, the Galloway lab has had long-standing collaborations with epidemiologists and clinicians to understand the natural history of genital HPV infections, and the risk factors that cause only a small subset of women infected with high risk HPVs to progress to cancer. More recently, they have begun to study a different group of HPVs, known as the genus beta HPVs. These beta HPVs commonly infect skin, and may play a role in squamous cell skin cancers (SCSC). They have developed new serologic assays to detect antibodies to many HPVs and to human polyomaviruses.


Fred Hutch Human Biology Professor
Fred Hutch Public Health Sciences Professor
University of Washington School of Medicine Microbiology Research Professor