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April 9, 2015

The 13th Annual Duke Mini-symposium on Pathogenic Human Viruses will be held on April 9, 2015 in the Bryan Research Building (Room 103).

9:00 am
Robert F. Siliciano, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
“Update on HIV Cure Research”

9:45 am
Julie Pfeiffer, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“How Gut Microbes Enhance Enteric Virus Infectivity”

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Coffee Break

11:00 am
Sean Whelan, PhD
Harvard Medical School
“How Structural And Functional Studies of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Inform Us About Human Pathogenic Viruses”

11:45 am
Wade Blair, PhD
“Revolution in Antiviral Drug Discovery: HCV Oral Combination Therapy”

12:30 pm - End of Meeting

December 3, 2014


We would like to invite you to join us for our annual Symposium on Viral Oncology and AIDS Malignancy, held this year on Wednesday, December 3 at the UNC Carolina Club. This year we are lucky to have 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.

New this year, we have added a lunch and poster session that I strongly encourage you to participate in. You are welcome to use a poster that you have presented elsewhere. Prizes for best poster will be awarded at the end of the day. The symposium will run from 8:45 am-3 pm. Please see attached for a flyer and program schedule, which I hope you will share with any interested colleagues.

Registration is free but is required for lunch and poster presentation. Directions for parking are also found on the registration link.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided that day. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events -

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The 12th annual Duke Center for Virology mini-symposium was held Thursday, April 10, 2014.

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”


A Duke Center for Virology mini-symposium was held Thursday, April 11, 2013

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"


The 4th annual Duke Center for Virology Mini-symposium on Viral Oncology & AIDS Maligancy was held on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 from 9:30am - 12:00pm in Nanaline Duke(Room 147).

    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"