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Brittany L. Forte, BSc, is a fourth-year Cancer Biology PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in 2015, studying biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and mathematics. Forte’s dissertation research focuses on the interaction between human papillomavirus and the innate immune system. She hopes to connect the virus immunoevasive tactics to viral persistence and carcinogenesis.

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Brittany L. Forte
What lacks a brain but has the ability to swiftly avoid setting off our body’s intruder detectors, bringing its own blueprints into our cells to make more of itself, and in some cases, cause cancer? Human papillomavirus.