UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HERPESVIRUS: PATHOGENESIS & CANCER SYMPOSIUM
FRIDAY, JUNE 4 2014
|8:00 am||REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST|
|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
♦ "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
♦ "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"
|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
♦ "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
♦ "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
♦ "Epigenetic repression of herpes simplex virus infection by the nucleosome
|4:00–4:15 pm||Hem C. Jha, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, Erle Robertson's Lab, University
♦ "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"