Weekly Multidisciplinary Virology Seminar Series

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-weekly 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 Weekly Multidisciplinary Virology Seminar Series is an in-person meeting from 9:00am to 10:00am in the Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB) 154.  Masks are HIGHLY recommended and we would like to request no eating or drinking during the meeting.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

For more information regarding the Weekly Multidisciplinary Virology Seminar Series and/or to be added to the listserv for these meetings, please contact Rina Lee-Cha.

November 29, 2022
9:00am Sandro Satta (Kelesidis Lab) “SARS-CoV-2: A glance beyond the surface”
9:30am N/A N/A
December 13, 2022
9:00am Yvonne Bryson “HIV remission and possible cure in a woman of mixed race following a haplo/cord CCR5 delta 32/32 transplant”
9:30am Swati Dubey (Arumugaswami Lab) “Differential Pathogenesis of Hantaviruses”
January 10, 2023
9:00am Kari-Ann Takano (Morizono Lab) “Development of a B-cell Targeting Lentiviral Vector”
9:30am Jennifer Fulcher “Examining the Role of the Microbiome in HIV Susceptibility”
January 24, 2023
9:00am Paul Ayoub (Kohn Lab) “Lentiviral Vectors for Regulated Expression to Treat X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease”
9:30am Zheng Cao (Wen Lab) “A multifunctional booster for anti-cancer T cell immunity”
February 7, 2023
9:00am Karly Nisson (Fregoso Lab) “Investigating the interactions between the lentiviral accessory protein Vpr and its host target, CCDC137”
9:30am Laura Martinez (Epeldegui Lab) “Extracellular vesicles bearing PD-L1, CD40, TNF-RII or IL-6R⍺ are significantly associated with AIDS-NHL risk”
February 21, 2023 (*in-person)
9:00am Celine Snedden (Lloyd-Smith Lab) “PCR data accurately predict infectious virus: a characterization of SARS-CoV-2 in non-human primates”
March 7, 2023
9:00am Arjit Jeyachandran (Arumugaswami Lab) “Systems Biology Approaches to Define Hantaviral Pathogenesis Mechanism”
9:30am Ayub Ali (Yang Lab) “Targeting HCMV by a Novel Bispecific Antibody with Therapeutic Potential”
March 21, 2023
9:00am Vivian Yang (Fregoso Lab) “Identification and Characterization of a Novel HIV Latency Reversing Agent”
9:30am Serina Huang (Li Lab) “Positive selection analyses reveal residues important for the replication inhibition activity of ZAP”
April 4, 2023
9:00am Mehdi Bouhaddou “SARS-CoV-2 variants evolve convergent strategies to remodel the host response”
9:30am Pu-Lin Teng (Wu Lab) “KSHV dUTPase ORF54 hijacks ESCRT-I to downregulate IFNAR1”
April 18, 2023
9:00am Alexander Stevens (Zhou Lab) TBD
9:30am William Mu (Kitchen Lab) TBD
May 2, 2023
9:00am Mayra Carrillo (Kitchen Lab) TBD
9:30am Shilin Chen (Wen Lab) TBD