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Michael Evans


Auburn University, B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
Hometown: Huntsville, AL
PhD Advisor: Iain Morgan, PhD
Graduate Program: CCTR - Cancer and Molecular Medicine


Research Interests:

Michael's research interests broadly lie in the realm of cancer biology. His current work focuses on understanding mechanisms by which the oncogenic human papillomavirus type 16 subverts the host innate immune response and the implications this has on therapy for HPV+ oropharyngeal cancers.

Personal Bio:

Michael was born in Huntsville, AL, and lived there until attending Auburn University for his undergraduate studies. He has many leather-bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany.  In his free time he likes to play soccer and spend time outdoors hiking. He also enjoys following college football and remains an avid Auburn football fan.


Evans MR, James CD, Loughran O, Nulton TJ, Wang X, Bristol ML, Windle B, Morgan IM. An oral keratinocyte life cycle model identifies novel host genome regulation by human papillomavirus 16 relevant to HPV positive head and neck cancer. Oncotarget. 2017.

Bristol ML, Wang X, Smith NW, Son MP, Evans MR, Morgan IM. DNA Damage Reduces the Quality, but Not the Quantity of Human Papillomavirus 16 E1 and E2 DNA Replication. Viruses. 2016

Parker JK, Cruz LF, Evans MR, and De La Fuente L. Presence of calcium-binding motifs in PilY1 homologs correlates with Ca-mediated twitching motility and evolutionary history across diverse bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 2015