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18th ANNUAL DUKE MINISYMPOSIUM ON PATHOGENIC HUMAN VIRUSES

2020 Minisymposium on Pathogenic Human Viruses

Thursday, April 9, 2020

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Continental breakfast 8:30 a.m.
103 Bryan Research Building

Daniel DiMaio, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale School of Medicine
“How Human Papillomavirus Fishes in the Cytoplasm for Entry Factors”

Felicia Goodrum, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
“Host-Virus Interactions Regulating Human Cytomegalovirus Latency and Reactivation”

Demián Cazalla, Ph.D.
University of Utah School of Medicine
“Viral Sm-class RNAs Reveal Novel Mechanisms of Gene Regulation”

Carolina B. López, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
“Defective Viral Genomes: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”

No registration required.


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2019 Duke-UNC Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy Symposium

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Continental breakfast at 8:30)
Location: Great Hall at the Trent Semans Center, Duke University School of Medicine

Registration is FREE but required. Register here by November 22.

Speakers:

Michael Lagunoff, PhD
Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington
“Metabolic Requirements for KSHV Latency”

Cary Moody, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Regulation of the HPV Life Cycle by the DNA Damage Response”

Sankar Swaminathan, MD
Don Merrill Rees Presidential Endowed Chair, Professor and Chief, Infectious Diseases Division

University of Utah School of Medicine
“Transcriptional Virus-Host Relationships of Gammaherpesviruses”

Lunch and Poster Session (with prizes!) follow the talks.

Free online registration is required.

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Duke Influenza Symposium

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Great Hall at the Trent Semans Center, Duke University School of Medicine

Registration is FREE but required. Register here by December 2.

Keynote Speaker: Peter Palese, PhD

11:00 AM              Nick Heaton, PhD, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

                              Welcome

11:00-11:20 AM    Chip Walter, MD, Pediatrics

                              “Influenza Vaccine Clinical Studies at Duke: Focus on Pediatric Vaccination

11:20-11:40 AM    Carol Epling, MD, MSPH, Family Medicine & Community Health

                              Cameron Wolfe, MD, Medicine

                              “Patient Safety and Healthcare Worker Flu Vaccination”

11:40-12:00 PM    Chris Woods, MD, Medicine and Global Health

                              “Generating Biomarkers for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viral Infections

12:00-12:45 PM    Lunch

12:45-1:05 PM      Greg Gray, MD, MPH, Medicine, Global Health and Environmental Health

                              “Influenza Research at the Human-Livestock Interface in Asia”

1:05-1:25 PM        Brook Heaton, PhD, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

                              “Genome-wide CRISPR Screens to Identify Anti-influenza Host Directed Therapeutic Targets”

1:25-1:45 PM        Tony Moody, MD, Pediatrics

                              “Understanding Imprinting of Immunity by Influenza”

1:45-1:55 PM        Break

1:55-2:00 PM        Mary Klotman, MD, Dean of Duke University School of Medicine

                              Introduction of Keynote Speaker

2:00-3:00 PM        Keynote Address

                              Peter Palese, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

                              “The Long Road to a Universal Influenza Virus Vaccine”

Free online registration is required for lunch and planning purposes.

2018 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy Symposium

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9 am-3 pm

Carolina Club, Hill Alumni Hall, UNC

Dr. Robert Yarchoan
Chief, HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch, Senior Investigator, Head, Retroviral Diseases Section, Director, Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health

“The Spectrum of KSHV-Associated Diseases: Pathogenesis and Insights for Therapy”

Dr. Ann M. Moorman
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“EBV and Endemic Burkitt Lymphoma: The Untoward Impact of Immunologic Compromises with Malaria”

Dr. Micah Luftig
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Duke University

“A New Temporal Model of Epstein-Barr Virus Mediated B-Cell Transformation”

 Lunch and Poster Session (with prizes!) follow the talks.

Free online registration is required: https://unclineberger.org/research/voams


16th ANNUAL DUKE MINISYMPOSIUM ON PATHOGENIC HUMAN VIRUSES

Thursday, April 12, 2018

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
103 Bryan Research Building

Continental breakfast in the lobby at 8:30 a.m.

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Ph.D.
Director, Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Terry Dermody, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
“A New Viral Trigger for Celiac Disease”

~Coffee Break~

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Wes Sundquist, Ph.D.
Samuels Professor of Biochemistry
University of Utah
“Harnessing and Inhibiting the ESCRT Pathway”


2017 Duke-UNC Symposium on Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy 

Thursday, December 14, 2017
9 am-3 pm
Great Hall at Trent Semans Center, Duke University School of Medicine

It will feature presentations by the following speakers, lunch  and a poster session. Click here for more details.

Speakers:

Jeffrey Cohen, NIAID

Laurie Krug, Stony Brook University

Dirk Dittmer, UNC-Chapel Hill


15th ANNUAL DUKE MINISYMPOSIUM ON PATHOGENIC HUMAN VIRUSES

Thursday, April 13, 2017
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
103 Bryan Research Building

Continental breakfast in the lobby at 8:30 a.m.

Stacey Efstathiou, Ph.D.
Head of Viral Vaccines
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), UK

Peter Sarnow, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University

Carolyn Coyne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

Stacy Schultz-Cherry, Ph.D.
Dept. of Infectious Diseases
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


2016 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy Symposium

December 14, 2016 at the Carolina Club, UNC Chapel Hill

Featuring presentations by the following speakers and a poster session.
More details, including registration information, to come!

Speakers:

Fred Wang, Harvard Medical School

Sallie Permar, Duke University Medical Center

Corey Casper, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


Thursday, April 14, 2016
14th ANNUAL DUKE MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON PATHOGENIC HUMAN VIRUSES

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
103 Bryan Research Building

Sara Cherry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania
“Using High-throughput Approaches to Study Virus-Host Interactions ”

Ralph Baric, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Mechanisms of Pathogenesis and Control of Emerging Coronavirus Infections”

Nihal Altan-Bonnet, Ph.D.
Earl Stadtman Investigator, National Institutes of Health
“Intercellular Vesicular Transmission of Viral Populations”

Shou-Jiang Gao, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology,
University of Southern California School of Medicine
“Metabolic Reprogramming During KSHV Cellular Transformation”


Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6th ANNUAL DUKE CENTER FOR VIROLOGY MINISYMPOSIUM ON VIRAL ONCOLOGY AND AIDS MALIGNANCY

Great Hall, Trent Semans Center

Speakers include Dr. Paul Lambert, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Dr. Eva Gottwein, Northwestern University and Dr. Nancy Raab-Traub, UNC-Chapel Hill.

The symposium will include talks in the morning, lunch and an afternoon poster session.


April 9, 2014
13th ANNUAL DUKE MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON PATHOGENIC HUMAN VIRUSES

Robert F. Siliciano, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
“Update on HIV Cure Research”

Julie Pfeiffer, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“How Gut Microbes Enhance Enteric Virus Infectivity”

Sean Whelan, PhD
Harvard Medical School
“How Structural And Functional Studies of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Inform Us About Human Pathogenic Viruses”

Wade Blair, PhD
Merck
“Revolution in Antiviral Drug Discovery: HCV Oral Combination Therapy”


December 3, 2014
5th ANNUAL DUKE CENTER FOR VIROLOGY MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON VIRAL ONCOLOGY AND AIDS MALIGNANCY

The annual Symposium on Viral Oncology and AIDS Malignancy was held on Wednesday, December 3 at the UNC Carolina Club. This year we had three excellent speakers, including Dr. Patrick Moore, co-discoverer of KSHV and Merkel cell polyomavirus, Dr. Diane Hayward, expert gamma-herpes virologist; and our own Dr. Bryan Cullen. We are excited to now co-host the symposium with our virology colleagues at UNC. We will alternate hosting the symposium each fall between Duke and UNC.


April 10, 2014

12th ANNUAL DUKE MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON PATHOGENIC HUMAN VIRUSES

Adolfo García‐Sastre, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
“H7N9 and other potential zoonotic influenza viruses”

Britt Glaunsinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Plant & Microbial Biology,
University of California, Berkeley
“RNA destruction and revival: Rewiring gene expression
pathways during viral infection”

Glenn Randall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology, The University of Chicago
“Single particle imaging of HCV infection of polarized
liver organoids”

David C. Bloom, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology,
University of Florida College of Medicine
“HSV reactivation: RNA and chromatin under stress”


April 11, 2013

11th ANNUAL DUKE MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON PATHOGENIC HUMAN VIRUSES

Michael Way, Ph.D.
Cancer Research UK, London Research Institute
“Using Vaccinia virus to understand signaling, transport and cytoskeletal dynamics”

Diane E. Gfifrin, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
“Measles: Recovery lessons from an acute virus infection”

Ronald C. Desrosiers., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Vaccine and vectored immunoprophylaxis for the prevention of HIV/AIDS”

Benjamin tenOever., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Exploiting the miRNA machinery to harness the power of RNA viruses”


December 13, 2012

4th ANNUAL DUKE CENTER FOR VIROLOGY MINI-SYMPOSIUM ON VIRAL ONCOLOGY AND AIDS MALIGNANCY

Alison McBride., Ph.D.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
“Getting Hitched: How Papillomaviruses Persist”

Enrique Mesri., Ph.D.
University of Miami School of Medicine
“Mechanisms of Paracrine Oncogenesis in KSHV-Induced AIDS-Kaposi’s Sarcoma”

Timothy Kowalki., Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School
“Genetic and Genomic Views of CMV