Susanne Wells, PhD

Director, Epithelial Carcinogenesis and Stem Cell Program

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-5986

Fax 513-636-3549


Squamous cell carcinoma; mechanisms by which the HPV oncogenes subvert the host cell machinery to promote abnormal cell growth and cancer; role of specific cellular HPV targets in viral replication and cellular transformation

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Susanne Wells graduated from the University of Konstanz, Germany, with a degree in biology. She completed her PhD in molecular biology at the State University of Stony Brook, NY, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, MA. Dr. Wells moved to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2002 to study human papillomavirus infection and associated carcinogenesis.
BS: Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany, 1992.

PhD: Molecular Genetics, State University of Stony Brook, NY, 1997.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Molecular Virology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Role and regulation of the human DEK proto-oncogene. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2012-2017. 2R01 CA116316.