Scientific Program


Making Sense of Viral Sensing: Beyond the STING
Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Preceded by the Wolfgang & Patricia Joklik Distinguished Service Award

Understanding How Viruses Spread and Evolve
Trevor Bedford, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Katia Koelle, Emory University
Jamie Lloyd-Smith, University of California, Los Angeles
Seema Lakdawala, Emory University
ASV 2023 Ann Palmenberg Junior Investigator Awardees

How Do Viruses Cause Disease?
Michelle Heck, Boyce Thompson Institute
John Parker, Cornell University
Daniel Perez, University of Georgia
Felicia Goodrum, The University of Arizona

Viruses As Variable and Asymmetric Machines
Susan Hafenstein, Pennsylvania State University
Kartik Chandran, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Yizhi Jane Tao, Rice University
Eric May, University of Connecticut
Rozanne Sandri-Goldin, University of California, Irvine

Virus Host-interactions and Discovery
Lark Coffey, University of California, Davis
Eurico Arruda, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto
Michelle Flenniken, Montana State University
Arvind Varsani, Arizona State University
Benedikt Kaufer, Institute of Virology, Freie Universität Berlin

State-of-the-Art Lectures

“Emerging Arboviruses”
Patricia V. Aguilar, Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch

“Neuron-Specific Outcomes of Virus Infection”
Andrea S. Bertke, Ph.D., Virginia Tech University

"Slipping Across Membranes- Lessons From a Sneaky Capsid Protein"
Samuel K. Campos, Ph.D., The University of Arizona

“Modeling Host-Pathogen Interaction using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells”
Leonardo D'Aiuto, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

“Poxviruses: Quintessential Toolbox for Probing Host Immunity”
Jia Liu, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

"A Viroid RNA’s Journey in Cells"
Ying Wang, Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Satellite Symposia

The Phage Fought the Cells and the Phage Won

Organizer: Kristin Parent, Michigan State University, Councilor for Prokaryotic Virology

Steffanie Strathdee, University of California, San Diego
Sarah Doore, University of Florida
Graham Hatful, University of Pittsburgh
Forest Rohwer, San Diego State University
Sylvain Moineau, Université Laval
Asma Hatoum-Aslan, University of Illinois
Peter Fineran,University of Otago


The Double-edged Sword of Innate Immunity – Balancing Protective and Pathogenic Responses

Organizer: Andy Mehle, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Councilor for Animal Virology

Sara Cherry, Pennsylvania State University
Valerie Cortez, University of California, Santa Cruz
Sun Hur, Harvard University
Chris Sullivan, University of Texas at Austin
Greg Towers, University College London
Andrew Varble, Rockefeller University

Showcasing Diversity: Viruses and the Trainees Who Study Them

Organizers: Chelsey Spriggs, University of Michigan, Councilor for Virology Trainees; Jillian Carmichael, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Councilor for Virology Trainees; Kishana Taylor, Rutgers University

Roberto Alers-Velazquez, PhD
Nikea Pittman, PhD
Antoinette Bell-Kareem
Griffin Haas
Christine Vasquez, PhD
Stephanie Langel, PhD

Tick-borne Viruses: Vector, Host, and Virus Interactions

Organizer: Helen Lazear, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Dennis Bente, University of Texas Medical Branch
Sonja Best, NIH/NIAID Rocky Mountain Labs
Saravanan Thangamani, Upstate Medical University
Emma Harris, Colorado State University
Jacco Boon, Washington University in St. Louis
Monika Gulia-Nuss, University of Nevada Reno



A Translational Success of Fundamental Virology: Medicines Based on VSV
Organizers: Andrea Marzi, NIAID/NIH, John H. Connor, Boston University School of Medicine/NEIDL

Doug Lyles, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Luis Rodriguez, Plum Island Animal Disease Center
Sean Whelan, Washington University School of Medicine
Heinz Feldmann, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, DIR, NIAID, NIH
Beth-Ann Griswold Coller, Merck and Co.






Special Events & Workshops

DEI Panel: Allyship in Virology

Organizers: Diversity, Equity and Inclusions Committee
Saturday June 24th, 4:00-5:15pm

Education Workshop

Organizers: Communications Committee
Sunday June 25, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Communications Workshop

Organizers: Education & Career Committee
Sunday, June 25, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m

Careers in Industry Workshops

Organizers: Education & Career Committee
Sunday June 25 & Monday June 26
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Career Workshop

Organizers: Education & Career Committee
Monday, June 26, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


TWiV - This Week in Virology Podcast
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Brianne Barker, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler, and Guests

Tuesday, June 27, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Assistant Professor Bootcamp
Organizers: Education & Career Committee

Tuesday, June 27, 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.



Schedule at a Glance

All event times are in the Eastern Time Zone (GMT-4)
Times are subject to change.

Saturday, June 24 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM Satellite Symposia
Saturday, June 24 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Welcome Reception
Saturday, June 24 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Event
Saturday, June 24 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Keynote Address
Saturday, June 24 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Concurrent Workshops
Saturday, June 24 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Social Gathering
Sunday, June 25 8:30 AM - 11:50 AM Symposium
Sunday, June 25 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch
Sunday, June 25 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Education Workshop
Sunday, June 25 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Workshops
Sunday, June 25 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
Sunday, June 25 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Communications Workshop
Sunday, June 25 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Concurrent Workshops
Sunday, June 25 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Careers in Industry Workshop
Sunday, June 25 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Poster Session I
Sunday, June 25 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Social Gathering
Monday, June 26 8:30 AM - 11:15 AM Symposium
Monday, June 26 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ASV Business Meeting
Monday, June 26 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch
Monday, June 26 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Career Workshop
Monday, June 26 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Workshops
Monday, June 26 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner
Monday, June 26 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Communications Advocacy Breakout
Monday, June 26 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Concurrent Workshops
Monday, June 26 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Careers in Industry Workshop
Monday, June 26 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Poster Session II
Monday, June 26 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Social Gathering
Tuesday, June 27 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM Symposium
Tuesday, June 27 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch
Tuesday, June 27 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Live Podcast: TWiV
Tuesday, June 27 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM Concurrent Workshops
Tuesday, June 27 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Session III
Tuesday, June 27 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Assistant Professor Workshop
Tuesday, June 27 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ASV Banquet Dinner
Tuesday, June 27 8:30 PM - 11:45 PM ASV Dance
Wednesday, June 28 8:30 AM - 11:40 AM Symposium
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