David A. Ornelles

Wake Forest Baptist Health, USA


David A. Ornelles was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and received a B.A. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii in 1980. He attended graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1987. Following a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular virology at Princeton University, he joined the faculty of the Wake Forest School of Medicine in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in 1993 where is currently an Associate Professor. His research interest is in the molecular and cellular biology of human adenovirus. Specific areas of his research include cellular restrictions imposed on adenovirus replication and the means by which the E1B-55K and E4orf6 oncoproteins overcome these restrictions, the rational development of adenovirus for cancer therapy, and DNA alterations associated with leukemia that could be linked to adenovirus infection of lymphocytic cells. Ornelles serves on advisory boards to the NIH (USA) and is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Virology and Virology.

Biography Updated on 28 August 2011

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