Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Herpes Virus Symposium

Agenda 2014



FRIDAY, JUNE 4  2014

8:25am  Erle Robertson Ph.D., Vice Chair of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery,
Professor of Microbiology Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania 

♦   Opening Remarks 
8:30–9:00 am  Ethel Cesarman, M.D./Ph.D., Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
♦   "Pathology  genomics of lymphomas associated with herpesviral infection and AIDS"
9:00–9:15 am  Nana Minkah, Graduate Student, Laurie Krug's Lab, Stony Brook University
♦   “Absence of the uracil DNA glycosylase of murine gammaherpesvirus 68 impairs
      replication and delays latency in vivo”
9:15–9:30 am  Jennifer Totonchy, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ethel Cesarman's Lab, Weill Cornell
Medical College

♦   "Use of KSHV BAC16 recombinant strains to assess de novo infection of endothelial
      and B cells"
9:30–9:45 am  Moriah Szpara, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
♦   "Impacts of intra-strain variation in HSV-1"
9:45–10:00 am  Chris Petro, Graduate Student, Betsy Herold's Lab, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
♦   "An HSV-2 gD Null Virus Confers Complete Protection against HSV-2 Challenge
     in a Murine Model  and Elicits Protective Systemic and Mucosal Antibodies"
10:00–10:30 am  COFFEE BREAK
10:30–11:15 am  Jeffrey Cohen, M.D., Chief, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID/NIH
Gertrude and Werner Henle Lectureship Keynote Speaker
♦   "A VZV protein that activates the MEK-ERK and PI3K-Akt pathways
      to regulate apoptosis and cell cycle progression"
11:15–11:30 am  Gabriel Lutz, Graduate Student, Angus Wilson's Lab, New York University
♦   "Selective induction of cellular microRNAs during herpesvirus infection"
11:30–11:45 am  Rachel Temple, Graduate Student, Clare Sample's Lab, Penn State Hershey
Medical College

♦   "Epstein-Barr Virus Infection of Stratified Epithelium Results in Spontaneous
      Virus Production and Dissemination"
11:45–12:00 pm  Laurie Krug, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Princeton University
♦   "STAT3 promotes the establishment of gammaherpesvirus latency in the B cells
      of infected mice"
 12:00–1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15–1:45 pm  Ileana Cristea, Ph.D. Assocaite Professor, Princeton University
♦   "The other chronic viral infection: hepatitis B"
1:45–2:00 pm  Pierre Jean Beltran, Graduate Student, Ileana Cristea's Lab, Princeton University
♦   "Tracking the Impact of HCMV Infection on Cellular Organelles: Host Organelle
2:00–2:15 pm  Shane McAllister, M.D./Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Medical School

♦   "Autocrine β-adrenergic signaling drives post-confluent growth of endothelial cells
      infected with Kaposi sarcoma Herpesvirus"
2:15–2:30 pm  Kevin Tsai, Graduate Student, Paul Lieberman's Lab, Wistar Institute
♦    "Viral Reprogramming of the Daxx-ATRX Histone H3.3 Chaperone During
       Epstein-Barr Virus Early Infection"
2:30–3:00 pm  AFTERNOON BREAK
3:00–3:30 pm  Thomas Kristie, Ph.D., Chief, Molecular Genetics Section, LVD, NIAID/NIH
♦   "HCF-1 coactivator complexes modulate HSV chromatin dynamics"
3:30–3:45 pm  Pooja Chadha, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, John Wills' Lab, Penn State Hershey
Medical College

♦  "Dissecting the functional segments of UL16, a conserved tegument protein of HSV-1"
3:45–4:00 pm  Jesse Arbuckle, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Thomas Kristie's Lab, Penn State Hershey
Medical College
♦   "Epigenetic repression of herpes simplex virus infection by the nucleosome
      remodeler CHD3"
4:00–4:15 pm  Hem C. Jha, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Erle Robertson's Lab, University
of Pennsylvania​​​​​​​

♦    "KSHV-mediated regulation of Par3 and SNAIL contributes to cell  migration"
4:15–4:30 pm  Christine King, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, SUNY Upstate Medical University
♦   "Mast cells are a reservoir for KSHV in Kaposi's sarcoma"
4:30 pm  RECEPTION