Meyers receives honor from alma mater

Craig Meyers, distinguished professor of microbiology and immunology, is a 2013 Alumni Award recipient for the College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University (BYU).

Meyers was recently honored at BYU’s homecoming celebration. He presented a lecture on Oct. 10 titled “25 Years of Research on the Human Papillomavirus” and was recognized at several events throughout the week, including a dinner and a parade.  He and his wife, Tina, were special guests at the homecoming game against Georgia Tech.

Meyers joined the College of Medicine in 1993 following postdoctoral research at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Chicago. He has achieved national and international renown for his work on human papillomaviruses (HPV), a known cause of cervical cancer and other malignancies. He is the first author of a seminal manuscript published in Science in 1992, describing the first tissue culture method for the growth of human papillomaviruses in the laboratory -- still the only method for culturing HPV within a tissue culture system.

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Last Updated October 16, 2013