2015 - 2016 Seminar Series

Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015: 

Dr. Bruce Walker, Massachusetts General Hospital

“Immune and viral dynamics of hyperacute HIV infection”

Wednesday, September 16, 2015: 

Dr. Rachel Fearns, Boston University

"Initiation of paramyxovirus transcription and genome replication"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015: 

Dr. Sylvie Le Gall, Massachusetts General Hospital

“Antigen degradation and epitope presentation during HIV infection”

Wednesday, September 30, 2015: 

Dr. Stephen Harrison, Harvard Medical School

“Flavivirus membrane fusion”

Wednesday, October 7, 2015: 

Dr. Tomas Kirchhausen, Harvard Medical School, Immune Disease Institute

“Real Time 3D Imaging of Cellular Dynamics”

Wednesday, October 14, 2015: 

Dr. James Whitney, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

"HIV reservoir establishment and strategies for elimination"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015: 

Dr. Mathias Lichterfeld, HMS, Massachusetts General Hospital

“Cell-intrinsic immune defense mechanisms in HIV-1 controllers”

Wednesday, October 28, 2015: 

Dr. Stephen J. Elledge, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

“Comprehensive serological profiling of human populations using a synthetic human virome”

Wednesday, November 4, 2015: 

Dr. Bing Chen, Boston Children's Hospital

"Structure, Antigenicity and Immunogenicity of HIV-1 Envelope Glycoprotein"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015: 

No seminar: Veterans’ Day Holiday

Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 

Dr. Katya Heldwein, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University

"The great escape: host membrane manipulation by herpesviruses on the way out"

Wednesday, December 2, 2015: 

Dr. Heinz Feldmann, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH

“Vaccines for Highly Pathogenic Viruses”

Wednesday, December 9, 2015: 

Dr. Donald Coen, Harvard Medical School

“Fun with Herpes”

Spring 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016: 

Dr. Joseph Loparo, Harvard Medical School

Overcoming obstacles: single-molecule studies of DNA repair

Wednesday, January 20, 2016: 

Dr. Frederick Wang, Brigham & Women's Hospital

3 Evolutionary Steps in the Making of Epstein-Barr Virus

Wednesday, January 27, 2016: 

Dr. Joseph Sodroski, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Conformational States of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Envelope Glycoproteins

Wednesday, February 3, 2016: 

Dr. Dan Barouch, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

"Novel HIV Vaccine and Eradication Strategies"

Wednesday, February 10, 2016: 

Dr. Todd Allen, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

“Viral Quasispecies Selection During HIV Transmission”

Wednesday, February 17, 2016: 

Dr. Clodagh O’Shea, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

"Exploiting Viruses to Understand and Treat Cancer"

Wednesday, February 24, 2016: 

Dr. Nicholas Dyson, Massachusetts General Hospital

"The consequences of pRB inactivation"

Wednesday, March 2, 2016: 

Dr. Richard Longnecker, Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University

“Epstein-Barr Virus Entry into Target Cells”

Wednesday, March 9, 2016: 

Dr. Jonathan Karn, Case Western Reserve University

“Molecular basis for an HIV Cure: The ins and outs of HIV latency”

Wednesday, March 16, 2016: 

Dr. Paul Duprex, Boston University School of Medicine

“Modeling the evolutionary trajectories of an expanding Morbillivirus genus”

Wednesday, March 23, 2016: ***SEMINAR CANCELED***

Dr. Peter Howley, Harvard Medical School

“Regulation of p53 degradation in HPV positive cancer cells” ***SEMINAR CANCELED***

Wednesday, March 30, 2016: 

Dr. Matthew D. Weitzman, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Penn Center for AIDS Research

“Dynamic Interactions on Virus & Host Genomes During Infection”

Wednesday, April 6, 2016: 

Dr. Paula Traktman, Medical University of South Carolina

“The Intricate Choreography of the Vaccinia Virus Life Cycle”

Wednesday, April 13, 2016: 

Dr. Judy Lieberman, Boston Children’s Hospital

“Using gene knockdown to study HIV transmission"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016: ***SEMINAR CANCELED***

Dr. Jonathan Yewdell, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID

Student-invited speaker for AY 2016: “Influenza A Virus: The Quintessential Moving Target” ***SEMINAR CANCELED***

Wednesday, April 27, 2016: 

Dr. John Martin, Gilead Sciences

Seminar co-sponsored by BCMP: “Three Decades of Advances in Nucleotide Antivirals: From Research to Expanding Access”

Time and Location


Wednesdays, 12:30 pm


Harvard Medical School

New Research Building

Room 1031

77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

Boston, MA


Refreshments at 12:15 pm




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