Scientific Program

Keynote

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

Saturday, June 24, 2023

SYMPOSIUM I - SUNDAY
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

SYMPOSIUM II - MONDAY
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

SYMPOSIUM III - TUESDAY
Viruses As Variable and Asymmetric Machines
Susan Hafenstein, Pennsylvania State University
Kartik Chandran, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Carol Carter, Stony Brook University
Yizhi Jane Tao, Rice University
Eric May, University of Connecticut

SYMPOSIUM IV - WEDNESDAY
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

"Developing Novel Compounds to Block Viral Entry and Trafficking"
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

Speakers
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

Speakers
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

Speakers
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

Speakers
Dennis Bente, University of Texas Medical Branch
Sonja Best, NIH/NIAID Rocky Mountain Labs
Saravanan Thangamani, Upstate Medical University
Emma Harris, Colorado State University

 

 

 

A translational success of fundamental virology: Medicines based on VSV
Organizers: Andrea Marzi, NIAID/NIH, John H. Connor, Boston University School of Medicine/NEIDL

Speakers
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

Communications Workshop

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

Education 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.

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