Virus Research News
Nir Drayman, PhD appointed member of the Center for Virus Research
Please join us in congratulating Nir Drayman, PhD (Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry) on being appointed a member of the Center for Virus Research!
Thomas E. Lane, PhD to give the Glenn Hatton Lecture at the UC Riverside 16th Annual SoCal Symposium on Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Health and Disease on February 10, 2023
Dr. Lane’s keynote lecture will be on “Evaluating the Role of Microglia in Host Defense and Repair in a Model of Viral-Induced Neurologic Disease”. Please see our Events page for registration information and the symposium program and schedule.
Sanjana Sen is currently hiring a graduate intern at Genentech in peptide discovery for 12 weeks in the summer. The role involves phage display library generation, screening and biochemical (ELISA, SPR, BLI) and functional analysis (in vitro and cell-based). Link to the posting and application details
Congratulations to Coleen Cunningham and Andrew Noymer who were recognized in the Orange County Register’s 125 most influential people for 2022!
Dr. Coleen Cunningham Cunningham, the chair for the UCI Department of Pediatrics and senior vice president and pediatrician-in-chief for CHOC, leads national and international pediatric clinical trials in RSV vaccine studies for young children, one of which was recently published the Journal of Infectious Disease and studies of anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies administered to newborns born to…
Congratulations to Tom Lane on two recently published papers
Sun, Z., H. Zhao, D. Fang, C.T. Davis, D.S. Shi, K. Lei, B.E. Rich, J.M. Winter, L. Guo, L.K. Sorensen, Z. Tong, K.R. Thomas, A.L. Mueller, A.H. Grossman, B. Zhang, T.E. Lane, R.S. Fujinami, S.J. Odelberg, and W. Zhu (2022). ARF6 activation disrupts blood-CNS barrier function via endothelial to mesenchymal transition and promotes the progression of neuroinflammatory…
Congratulations to Alexis Bouin and Bert Semler on their recently published paper in the Journal of Virology
Bouin A, Vu MN, Al-Hakeem A, Tran GP, Nguyen JHC, Semler BL. Enterovirus-Cardiomyocyte Interactions: Impact of Terminally Deleted Genomic RNAs on Viral and Host Functions. J Virol. 2022 Dec 8:e0142622. doi: 10.1128/jvi.01426-22. PMID: 36475766.
Emily Neubert (Tinoco Lab) wins a 2nd Place AAI Young Investigator Award
Emily Neubert (Tinoco Lab) wins a 2nd Place AAI Young Investigator Award for her Oral Presentation on “HMGB2 Regulates the Differentiation and Stemness of Exhausted CD8+ T Cells During Chronic Viral Infection” at the 20th Annual Immunology Fair. Congratulations Emily!
Zachary Wagoner (Wagar Lab) wins a 2nd Place AAI Young Investigator Award
Zachary Wagoner (Wagar Lab) wins a 2nd Place AAI Young Investigator Award for his Poster Presentation on “Building a Model for Predicting Vaccine Efficacy using Human Immune Organoids” at the 20th Annual Immunology Fair. Congratulations Zach!
Gema Olivarria (Lane Lab) wins the Society for Leukocyte Biology Award for Innate Immunity
Gema Olivarria(Lane Lab) wins the Society for Leukocyte Biology Award for Innate Immunity for her poster on “Sustained Infiltration of Neutrophils into the CNS Results in Increased Demyelination in a Viral-Induced Model of Multiple Sclerosis” at the 20th Annual Immunology Fair. Congratulations Gema!
Jose Moran (Marsden Lab) presents a poster at the Immunology Fair
Jose Moran(Marsden Lab) presents his poster on “Enhancing Tolerability and Efficacy of Latency Reversing Agents in “Kick and Kill” HIV Cure Approaches” to Marc Swidergall, Investigator at The Lundquist Institute, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center at the 20th Annual Immunology Fair.