HMS Virology

2017 - 2018 Seminar Series


Wednesday, September 13, 2017: 

Dr. Kate Jeffrey, Massachusetts General Hospital

Epigenomic regulation of host antiviral immunity

Wednesday, September 20, 2017: 

Dr. Jonathan Abraham, Harvard Medical School

Neutralizing antibodies and viral hemorrhagic fevers

Wednesday, September 27, 2017: 

Dr. Blossom Damania, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Modulation of Cell Signaling Pathways by KSHV

Wednesday, October 4, 2017: 

Dr. Alejandro Balazs, Massachusetts General Hospital

Development of Vectored Therapy reveals “escapability” as a key feature of broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV

Wednesday, October 11, 2017: 

Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Immune evasion mechanisms of dengue virus: Feeling the STING

Wednesday, October 18, 2017: 

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

Imaging live-cell dynamics from molecules to organisms

Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 

Dr. Hidde Ploegh, Boston Children’s Hospital

New tools to study virus-host interactions

Wednesday, November 1, 2017: 

Dr. Laimonis Laimins, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

HPV and the DNA Damage Response

Wednesday, November 8, 2017: 

Dr. Don Coen, Harvard Medical School

Fun with herpes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017: 

Dr. Carolyn Coyne, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Antimicrobial signaling at the maternal-fetal interface

Wednesday, November 29, 2017: 

Dr. James Chodosh, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Evolution of Human Adenovirus Species D

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: 

Dr. Jonathan Kagan, Boston Children's Hospital

Initiation and regulation of antiviral immunity

Wednesday, December 13, 2017: 

Dr. Ileana Cristea, Princeton University

Understanding the complexity of viral infection using proteomics


Wednesday, January 10, 2018: 

Dr. Sylvie Le Gall, Ragon Institute, Harvard Medical School

The immunopeptidome in HIV infection

Wednesday, January 17, 2018: 

Dr. Kartik Chandran, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Unraveling and inhibiting the cell invasion mechanisms of emerging RNA viruses

Wednesday, January 24, 2018: 

Dr. Adolfo García-Sastre, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

NS1-driven influenza virus host tropism

Wednesday, January 31, 2018: 

Dr. Stephen Harrison, Harvard Medical School

How viruses breach a membrane barrier to infect a cell

Wednesday, February 7, 2018: 

Dr. Welkin Johnson, Boston College

Endless Forms Most Viral: Endogenous Retroviruses, Retroviruses, & the Tree of Life

Wednesday, February 14, 2018: 

Dr. Lee Gehrke, Harvard Medical School

Moving on from Diagnostics to iPS cells and BSL3 viruses

Wednesday, February 21, 2018: 

Dr. Aaron Schmidt, Harvard Medical School

Immunogen design strategies for rapidly evolving pathogens

Wednesday, February 28, 2018: 

Dr. Karl Münger, Tufts University Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Carcinogenic mechanisms of human papillomaviruses

Wednesday, March 7, 2018: 

Dr. Priscilla Yang, Harvard Medical School

Chemical approaches to the study of viruses:  from basic molecular mechanisms to validation of new mechanisms of pharmacological inhibition

Wednesday, March 14, 2018: 

Dr. Jan Carette, Stanford University School of Medicine

**Seminar Canceled** Genetic dissection of viral pathogenesis and host defense **Seminar Canceled**

Wednesday, March 21, 2018: 

Dr. Eva Harris, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health

The flavivirusNS1 protein: Unraveling mechanisms of pathogenesis of dengue, Zika, and beyond

Wednesday, March 28, 2018: 

Dr. Robert Garcea, University of Colorado Boulder

Nuclear Virus Factories in Polyomavirus-Infected Cells

Wednesday, April 4, 2018: 

Dr. Daniel Lingwood, Massachusetts General Hospital

Activation and amplification a gene-encoded antibody development pathway that generates broad protection against influenza virus

Wednesday, April 11, 2018: 

Dr. Kenneth Kaye, Brigham and Women's Hospital

KSHV LANA: Crossing the species barrier

Wednesday, April 25, 2018: 

G4 Talks Joe Cabral (Knipe lab) Max Mertens (Knipe lab)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018: 

G4 Talks Vinita Joshi (Allen lab) Matt Lim (Gygi lab)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018: 

G4 Talks Maddy Jennewein (Alter lab) May Wang (Cunningham lab)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 

G4 Talks Po-Ting Liu (Barouch lab) Phillip Tomezsko (Kuritzkes lab)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018: 

G4 Talks Mike Ernandes (Kagan lab) Liang Wei Wang (Gewurz lab)

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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