It is essential for researchers to keep abreast of the work being done by colleagues in a variety of disciplines. To facilitate this, the UCLA-CDU CFAR and the UCLA AIDS Institute sponsors a bi-monthly conference featuring presentations made by researchers working in both basic and translational sciences, clinical therapeutics and biomedical prevention. The topics covered include, among many others, host-virus interactions, novel therapeutics, vaccines, stem-cell research, aging, and viral pathogenesis. The Bi-monthly Multidisciplinary Virology Seminar Series is an in-person meeting from 9:00am to 10:00am in the Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) 154 every other Tuesday. A light breakfast will be available during the meeting.
For more information regarding the Multidisciplinary Virology Seminar Series and/or to be added to the listserv for these meetings, please contact Rina Lee-Cha.
|DATE||Presenter #1 (9:00AM)||Presenter #2 (9:30AM)|
|10/03/23||Guo Qi||“Modulation of repopulation of anti-HIV gene modified cells to enhance efficacy and safety”||William Mu||“Induction of autophagy to improve anti-HIV T cell responses for HIV cure approaches”|
|10/17/23||Pablo Alvarez||“Unraveling alphaviruses neuroinvasion: Molecular insights from a stem cell based blood-brain barrier model”||Karly Nisson||“Degradation of CCDC137 is an important function of HIV-1 Vpr that is independent of cell cycle arrest”|
|10/31/23||Javier Ibarrondo||“Anti-HIV Therapeutic Chimeric Antibodies”||Melanie Dimapasoc||“Targeting the HIV Reservoir”|
|11/14/23||Zheng Cao||“Lactate removal restores T cell function and improves efficacy of CAR-T cells”||Alex Stevens||“Peering into Nucleocapsid Metastability of Herpesviruses Using CryoEM”|
|12/12/23||Mayra Carrillo||Sankara Palani|
|01/23/24||Laura Martinez||Shallu Tomer|
|02/06/24||Serina Huang||Jeff Harding|
|03/05/24||Ayub Ali||Vivian Yang|
|04/02/24||Jonathan Jih||Maria Daskou|
|04/16/24||Anjali Sharma||Balamurugan Arumugam|
|04/30/24||Fumiaki Ito||Zhenlan Yao|
|05/14/24||Arjit Vijey Jeyachandran||Joselyn Kim or Gabrielle (pending)|