Joseph S. Pagano, MD

Joseph S. Pagano, MD, was the founder and director emeritus of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Joseph S. Pagano, MD click to enlarge Joseph S. Pagano, MD

A recent recipient of the 2012 Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award, Dr. Pagano adds this achievement to a plethora of other awards and accomplishments. He is most notably recognized as founder and director emeritus of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which has influenced advancements in cancer institutions across the nation. Dr. Pagano also demonstrates commitment to furthering cancer research as an internationally renowned virologist who studies molecular links between viruses and cancer in his lab.With nearly 50 years of continuous research funding from the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Pagano studies the Epstein-Barr virus using novel techniques. He is also a revered mentor, as the current director of the UNC Lineberger postdoctoral training program.

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