Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Herpes Virus Symposium

Agenda 2016



FRIDAY, JUNE 24  2016

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

♦   Opening Remarks 
First Session  Gary Cohen, Ph.D., Professor of Dental Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania
  ♦   Moderator of first session
 8:30–9:00 am David Lukac Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University 
♦   "Dynamic-genome-wide DNA binding of Recombination Signal Binding Protein
      (RBP)-Jk during reactivation of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)"
9:00–9:15 am Jennifer Tontonchy Ph.D., Post-doctoral Associate, Ethel Cesarman's Lab, Weill Cornell Medical College
♦   "KSHV Alters the Human B cell Repertoire"
9:15–9:30 am Mackenzie Shipley, Graduate Student, Moriah Szpara's Lab, Penn State University
♦   "Neuronal differentiation impacts host responses to HSV-1 infection in vitro"
9:30–9:45 am Nick Buchkovich Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Penn State College of Medicine
♦   "Potent inhibition of HCMV by targeting SNARE proteins"
9:45–10:00 am Yonggang Pei Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Erle Robertson's Lab, University of Pennsylvania 
♦   "EBV nuclear antigen 3C mediates regulation of E2F6 to inhibit E2F1 transciption and
      promote cell proliferation"
10:00–10:30 am COFFEE BREAK
Second Session  Ileana Cristea Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology,
Princeton University
♦   Moderator of second session
10:30–11:15 am Lynn Enquist Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University 
Gertrude and Werner Henle Lectureship Keynote Speaker
♦   "Jim Alwine: A Stellar Virologist"
11:15–11:30 am Orkide Koyuncu Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Lynn Enquist's Lab, Princeton University
♦   "Alpha Herpesvirus Infection in Compartmentalised Neuron Cultures:
      Quiescent or Productive?"
11:30–11:45 am Adrian Wilkie, Graduate Student, Don Coen's Lab, Harvard University
♦   "Roles for myosin Va and nuclear F-actin induction in human cytomegalovirus
      nuclear egress"
11:45–12:00 pm Clare Burn, Graduate Student, Betsy Herold's Lab, Albert Einstien College of Medicine 
♦   "Mechanisms of protective immunity against HSV-1 and HSV-2 induced by a live
      attenuated HSV-2 strain deleted in glycoprotein D"
 12:00–1:15 pm LUNCH
Third Session  Paul Lieberman, Ph.D., Professor of Gene Expression and Regulation Program,
Wistar Institute
   ♦   Moderator of third session
1:15–1:45 pm Blossom Damania Ph.D., Professor & Vice Dean of Research, School of Medicine,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

♦   "Modulation of Host Signaling Pathways by KSHV"
1:45–2:00 pm Ranran Wang PhD, Research Scientist, Jianxin You's Lab, University of Pennsylvania
♦   "BRD4 hyper-phosphorylation and cancer"
2:00–2:15 pm Sarah Hendrickson MD, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, John Wherry's Lab,
University of Pennsylvania

♦   "Discovering novel immunodeficiencies by studying patients with severe, persistent
      viral cutaneous infections"
2:15–2:30 pm Julian Scherer Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Lynn Enquist's Lab, Princeton Univerity
♦    "Dual-Color Capsids Distinguish Between Herpesvirus Inculum and Progeny"
2:30–3:00 pm AFTERNOON BREAK
Final Session  Moriah Szpara Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology,
Penn State University
  ♦   Moderator of final session
3:00–3:30 pm Alan Diehl Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Medical University of South Carolina

♦   "UPR monitors the intersection of neoplastic growth and the Circadian Clock"
3:30–3:45 pm Ayman El-Guindy Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Yale University
♦   "A Distinct Mechanism Regulates Expression of Epstein-Barr Virus Late Genes
      Encoding Immunomodulators"
3:45–4:00 pm Alessandra De Leo Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Paul Lieberman's Lab, Wister Institute 
♦   "Regulation of gammaherpesvirus latency"
4:00–4:15 pm Benjamin Diner, Graduate Student, Ileana Cristea's Lab, Princeton University
♦    "Viral DNA sensors IFI16 and cGAS possess distinct antiviral functions during
      herpesvirus infection"
4:15–4:30 pm Wei Liu Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow, Jianxin You's Lab, University of Pennsylvania
♦   "Merkel cell polyomavirus infection and Merkel cell carinoma"