Dr. Ingeborg Zehbe

Research Chair
Cancer Biologist
Associate Professor

Email: 
izehbe@lakeheadu.ca
Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 684-7246
Office Location: 
CB 4118
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Mag. Art., Cultural Anthropology and Classics, (1987), University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • PhD, Medical Sciences (Molecular Pathology), (1996), University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Docent, DSc, Medical Sciences (Molecular Pathology), (1999), University of Uppsala, Sweden
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • Cancer Biology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Virology
  • Advanced Cell Culture
Research Interests: 

Human papillomavirus (HPV) concerns us all: worldwide, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in men and women. In women it is most common between the ages of 20 and 30, but in men it is equally prevalent throughout life.

There are low and high-risk HPV types. If a high-risk type persists more than one year in the host then the risk of developing certain types of cancer (e.g. head and neck, cervical, and anal cancer) can increase up to 100-fold.

The research of my group focuses on reasons of viral persistence, non-invasive treatment options learning from the human body's own molecular systems and prevention of cancer. We use state of the art molecular & cell biology methods as well as high throughput data analyses in a patient-centered health approach.

For more information, please visit our lab's websites: www.zehbelab.weebly.com and www.accssfn.com

Selected publications can be viewed at:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Zehbe+I