SPORE Leadership

SPORE Director

Paul Harari, MD

Paul Harari, MD

Director, Administrative Core
Co-Leader, Project 1 and  Project 2
Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Oncology



Dr. Harari is a seasoned administrative leader serving as chair of the Department of Human Oncology since 2007 and associate director of Translational Research for the UWCCC from 2007 until 2016. He served as director of the UW Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program from 1997 until 2007, chairman of the ASTRO Education Committee from 2004 until 2008 and chairman of the first ASTRO/ASCO/AHNS H&N Cancer Symposium in 2007. He has served on the ASTRO Board of Directors and was president of ASTRO in 2017. He is devoted to facilitating interactions between basic, translational and clinical cancer researchers and is deeply committed to the leadership of multidisciplinary research teams.

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SPORE Co-director

Portrait of Paul Lambert, PhD

Paul Lambert, PhD

Co-director, Administrative Core
Professor and Chair of Oncology
Director, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research




Dr. Lambert is internationally renowned for his work investigating the role of human papillomaviruses (HPV) in cancer. HPV is one of the most important infectious causes of cancer, particularly cervical and certain head and neck cancers.

Dr. Lambert is the principal investigator on three NIH research grants, edits the journal Virology and serves as associate editor of PLOS Pathogen. He has served on many national and international study sections, panels and advisory groups and has lectured and served as a visiting professor at many institutions.

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