Peter C. Angeletti, PhD

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences
Morrison Center
Lincoln, NE 68583-0900

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Dr. Angeletti’s work is focused on the replication and pathogenesis of human papillomaviruses (HPVs). His recent collaborative studies investigate the role of multi-HPV genotype infections on cervical dysplasia in HIV-positive Tanzanian women. In further studies, Dr. Angeletti’s lab discovered that certain bacterial families within the cervical microbiome (such as Mycoplasma), are associated with high-grade cervical dysplasia. His team is now investigating chronic inflammation induced by microbial dysbiosis as a key trigger for the progression of cervical neoplasias. In another study, his lab is researching the cause of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN), which is the sixth most common cancer among HIV-positive Zambians. The goal of these studies is to determine whether DNA tumor viruses have a role in the initiation and progression of the aggressive forms of this disease.



Postdoc - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.


Ph.D. - University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Birmingham, AL.


M.S. - Illinois State University, Normal, IL.


B.S. - University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA.

Professsional Experience


Associate Professor, Nebraska Center for Virology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Assistant Scientist
Viral Oncology Training Grant (NIH) McArdle Laboratory, UW-Madison
Supervisors: Dr. Antonito Panganiban, 1998 - 1999,
Dr. Paul Lambert, 1999 - 2003


Predoctoral Research Fellow
Basic Mechanisms in Virology training grant (NIH)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB, Birmingham, AL
Supervisor: Dr. Jeffrey A. Engler

1992 – 1993

Predoctoral Research Fellow
Cellular and Molecular Biology program, UAB, Birmingham, AL

Honors,Professional Affiliations,Publications


Howard Temin Career Award (K01) NCI

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