The USC Norris Ambassadors learned of the unique research being done by Martin Kast, PhD, and his lab during a Friends and Family Luncheon on Oct. 22.

Hosting the event was Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Art Ulene, MD, a longtime broadcast media medical expert.

The luncheon was attended by USC Norris Ambassadors and USC Associates, who promote and share the cancer center’s mission.

Among the topics of Kast’s presentation was his work into genetic variations that result in uncontrolled infection and proliferation of warts caused by the human papillomavirus within Indonesian “Treemen.”

— Les Dunseith