Upcoming Virology Seminars

Twelfth Annual Bill Joklik Distinguished Lectureship

Ralph S. Baric, PhD

William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Emerging Coronaviruses: Threats and Countermeasures

Friday, April 22, 2022

4:00 pm

Great Hall, Trent Semans Center

Reception to follow the lecture. Event is free and open to the public.

Registration required to obtain the Zoom link for online attendance: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdO2srzIpGNL2AicYjXUSMIxIWYd0_kQ4

The Joklik Distinguished Lectureship honors and commemorates the myriad of contributions of Dr. Bill (Wolfgang Karl) Joklik to Duke University and to the virology community at large.


Past speakers

Special Viral Oncology Training Grant Invited Speaker:

Julie Pfeiffer, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Factors that affect enteric virus evolution”
12:30 PM March 10, 2022

Hosted by the Virology Oncology Training Grant trainees


Bing Chen, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

“Exploring the membrane-related components of HIV-1 Env for immunogen design”

Tuesday, October 29
2-3 pm

143 Jones

Sponsored by Duke Center for Virology, CFAR and DHVI


Duke Center for Virology
Distinguished Virologist Lecture

Henri-Jacques Delecluse

Professor, University of Heidelberg
Head of Pathogenesis of Virus-Associated Tumors Division

“Pathogenesis of EBV-associated Tumors”

2:30 pm Friday, February 16
143 Jones Building

Hosted by Micah Luftig

Henri-Jacques is a preeminent EBV virologist who has developed a robust reverse genetic system to study viral pathogenesis. His work has mostly focused on B cell transformation as a model of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease, but has also identified new strains of EBV associated with epithelial cancers. He is an exceptional molecular virologist who is also trained as a clinical pathologist, which positions him well to discern key molecular features of viral pathogenesis. He is visiting the US and has taken one day to visit us at Duke and to present this special seminar. I would encourage you to attend if you are interested in learning more about EBV pathogenesis.

Special Viral Oncology Training Grant Invited Speaker:

Sara Sawyer, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder

May 31, 2018

Special Viral Oncology Training Grant Invited Speaker:

W. Ian Lipkin, MD

Professor, Columbia University

Small Game Hunting

March 2, 2017

Special Viral Oncology Training Grant Invited Speaker:

Cliona Rooney, PhD

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

EBV-Specific T cells for the Treatment of Cancer

May 19, 2016