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Recent Publications



  1. Alexandraki, A.; Strati, K. (2022) Decitabine Treatment Induces a Viral Mimicry Response in Cervical Cancer Cells and Further Sensitizes Cells to Chemotherapy. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23, 14042. 232214042

  2. Yilmaz V, Louca P, Potamiti L, Panayiotidis M, Strati K. (2022) A novel lineage-tracing mouse model for studying early MmuPV1 infections. Elife. 2022 May 9;11:e72638. doi: 10.7554/eLife.72638. PMID: 35533001. 

  3. Panayiotou T, Michael S, Zaravinos A, Demirag E, Achilleos C, Strati K. (2020) Human papillomavirus E7 binds Oct4 and regulates its activity in HPV-associated cervical cancers. PLoS Pathogen 16(4):e1008468.

  4. Achilleos C, Michael S, Strati K. (2018) Terc is dispensable for most of the short-term HPV16 oncogene-mediated phenotypes in mice. PLoS One. 13(4):e0196604.

  5. Iacovides D, Rizki G , Lapathitis G, Strati K. (2016) Direct Conversion of Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts into Functional Keratinocytes Through Transient Expression of Pluripotency-related Genes. Stem Cell Res and Ther. 7(1):98 .

  6. Loizides, C., Iacovides, D., Hadjiandreou, M., Rizki, G., Achilleos, A., Strati, K. and Mitsis, G. (2015). Model-based Tumor Growth Dynamics and Therapy Response in a Mouse Model of de Novo Carcinogenesis. PLOS One 10,12. 

  7. Michael, S., Lambert, P.F., and Strati, K. (2013) The HPV16 Oncogenes Cause Aberrant Stem Cell Mobilization . Virology 443, 218-25. 

  8. Park, J.W., Pitot, H.C., Strati, K., Spardy, N., Duensing, S., Grompe, M. , and Lambert, P. F. Deficiency in Fanconi Anemia Pathway Sensitizes Mice to HPV-Associated Head and Neck Cancer. (2010) Cancer Res. 70, 9959-68.

  9. Jabbar, S., Strati, K., Shin, M. K., Pitot, H. C., and Lambert, P. F. (2010). Human papillomavirus type 16 E6 and E7 oncoproteins act synergistically to cause head and neck cancer in mice. Virology 407, 60- 67.

  10. Marion, R. M., Strati, K., Li, H., Murga, M., Blanco, R., Ortega, S., Fernandez-Capetillo, O., Serrano, M., and Blasco, M. A. (2009). A p53-mediated DNA damage response limits reprogramming to ensure iPS cell genomic integrity. Nature 460, 1149-1153. 

  11. Li, H., Collado, M., Villasante, A., Strati, K., Ortega, S., Canamero, M., Blasco, M. A., and Serrano, M. (2009). The Ink4/Arf locus is a barrier for iPS cell reprogramming. Nature 460, 1136-1139.

  12. Marion, R. M., Strati, K., Li, H., Tejera, A., Schoeftner, S., Ortega, S., Serrano, M., and Blasco, M. A. (2009). Telomeres acquire embryonic stem cell characteristics in induced pluripotent stem cells. Cell Stem Cell 4, 141-154. 

  13. Strati, K., and Lambert, P. F. (2007). Role of Rb-dependent and Rb-independent functions of papillomavirus E7 oncogene in head and neck cancer. Cancer Res 67, 11585-11593.

  14. Strati, K., Pitot, H. C., and Lambert, P. F. (2006). Identification of biomarkers that distinguish human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive versus HPV-negative head and neck cancers in a mouse model. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103, 14152-14157.



  1. Vural Yilmaz and Katerina Strati. (2019) Regulating cellular plasticity to persist: a way for tumor viruses to triumph. Curr Opin Virol. 39:1-7. 

  2. Michael, S. Achilleos, C. , Panayiotou, T. and Strati, K. (2016) Inflammation shapes stem cells and stemness during infection and beyond. Front Cell Dev Biol. 4: 118.

  3. Lacovides, D., Michael, S, Achilleos, C., and Strati, K. (2013). Shared mechanisms in stemness and carcinogenesis: lessons from oncogenic viruses. Front Cell Inf Micro. 3, 66

  4. Strati, K., and Lambert, P. F. (2008). Human Papillomavirus Association with Head and Neck Cancers: Understanding Virus Biology and Using It in the Development of Cancer Diagnostics. Expert Opin Med Diagn 2, 11-20


Book chapters:

  1. Li, H., Strati, K., Dominguez, V., Martin, J., Blasco, M.A., Serrano, M. and Ortega, S. (2011) Induced Pluripotency: generation of iPS cells from mouse embryonic fibroblasts, In Advanced Protocols for Animal Transgenesis (Springer), pp.477-500.

  2. Lambert, P. F., and Strati, K. (2009). Oncogenic Viruses, In Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Elsevier), pp. 421-429. 2018

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