Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Herpes Virus Symposium

Agenda 2015



FRIDAY, JUNE 2  2015

          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 SANTOSH KESARI MD, PhD, FANA Professor and Director of Neuro-Oncology,
UC San Diego School of Medicine

♦   "Oncolytic viral therapy for brain cancer"
9:00–9:15 am LAURIE KRUG PhD, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University
♦   “Novel functions for a gammaherpesvirus vFGAM tegument protein in replication
      and pathogenesis”
9:15–9:30 am ADAM OBERSTEIN PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Thomas E. Shenk’s Lab,
Princeton University

♦   "Comparative proteomics analysis of HCMV infected fibroblasts and epithelial cells"
9:30–9:45 am WILLIAM DONEGAN, Graduate Student, Jane Azizkhan-Clifford’s lab, Drexel University
♦   "The role of ATM and Chk2 in HSV-1 infection"
9:45–10:00 am MING LYE PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Donald M. Coen’s Lab, Harvard University
♦   "Structures of cytomegalovirus nuclear egress complex" 
10:00–10:30 am COFFEE BREAK
10:30–11:15 am DAVID M KNIPE, PhD., Professor, Chair of Virology Program, Harvard University 
Gertrude and Werner Henle Lectureship Keynote Speaker
♦   "Epigenetics of Herpesviral Lytic and Latent Infection-Building on the Foundation
      Provided by Nigel Fraser"
11:15–11:30 am EMILY BOWMAN, Graduate Student, Clare E. Sample’s Lab, Pennsylvania State
College of Medicine

♦   "Epstein-Barr Virus EBNA3A Represses Transcription of the Cell Cycle
      Inhibitor p21WAF1/CIP1"
11:30–11:45 am UTSAV PANDEY, Graduate Student, Moriah L. Szpara’s Lab, Pennsylvania State University
♦   "DNA from dust: The first full-length genome of MDV-1, isolated from naturally shed
      virions in poultry dust"
11:45–12:00 pm CLAUDE KRUMMENACHER PhD, Assistant Professor, Rowan University
♦   "Nectin-1: induction by glycoprotein D of ectopic localization"
 12:00–1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15–1:45 pm TIMOTHY BLOCK PhD, President, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute
♦   "The other chronic viral infection: hepatitis B"
1:45–2:00 pm SITA AWASTHI PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania​​​​​​​
♦   "A genital herpes vaccine that targets viral entry and blocks evasion of host
2:00–2:15 pm KRYSTAL LUM, Graduate Student, Ileana M. Cristea’s Lab, Princeton University​​​​​​​
♦   "Interactions of the antiviral factor IFI16 mediate immune signaling and herpes
      simplex virus-1 immunosuppression"
2:15–2:30 pm SUMITA BHADURI-MCINTOSH MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
♦    "STAT3 regulates lytic activation of human gamma-herpesviruses"
2:30–3:00 pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:00–3:30 pm ROBERT YARCHOAN MD, Chief, HIV and AIDs Malignancy Branch, NCI/NIH​​​​​​​
♦   "Pathogenesis and therapeutic approaches to KSHV-associated multicentric
      Castleman disease and related disorders"
3:30–3:45 pm Ayman El-Guindy Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Yale University
♦   "The case for a new subclass of EBV late genes"
3:45–4:00 pm JIA ZHU PhD, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington​​​​​​​ 
♦   "Tissue resident immunity in human genital herpes infection"
4:00–4:15 pm DONGLI PAN PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Donald M. Coen’s Lab, Harvard University​​​​​​​
♦    "Regulation of host and viral microRNA biogenesis in herpes simplex virus-1 infected
       cells and ganglia"
4:15–4:30 pm HUI CHEN PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Yan Yuan’s Lab, University of Pennsylvania​​​​​​​
♦   "The Micro-biology of Micropeptides: Insights from KSHV"