Piyathilake is awarded an R21 Grant from NCI

Chandrika Piyathilake, PhD
Chandrika Piyathilake, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences has been awarded an R21 grant from the NCI entitled “Cervical Cancer Preventive Measures Based on HPV 16 Epigenome”.  This grant will allow Dr. Piyathilake to assess whether specific methylation changes in HPV 16 can be used as a biomarker for enhanced risk of advanced cervical intraepithelial neoplasia and to determine whether folic acid levels predict the degree of HPV 16 methylation.