About us

The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has assembled a multidisciplinary team of scientists to respond to serious viral disease threats, including AIDS, chronic viral infection-associated diseases, newly emerging viral diseases and infectious diseases of the elderly. Our Programs are intended to span the continuum between basic and clinical science, in which discoveries are rapidly advanced from the level of molecular and cellular biology through animal models and ultimately into clinical testing. Learn more

Upcoming seminars

Thursday November 30th, 2017 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Novel immune-based strategies targeting viral persistence in SIV-infected macaques
Visiting Speaker: Mirko Paiardini, PhD
Associate Professor, Yerkes National Primate Research Center
Emory University school of Medicine
Atlanda, Georgia

Thursday November 16th, 2017 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Viral inhibitors of unconventional CD8+ T cell response priming
Speaker: Daniel Malouli, PhD
Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health and Science University

Thursday November 9th, 2017 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Dynamic control of HBV replication: contribution of HIF1 and the autophagic pathway
Visiting Speaker: Nicholas Duchemin, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Molecular Biology
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Immune Evasion by Cowpox Using a Secreted FcR-Binding Protein
Speaker: Ravi Iyer, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, VGTI
Oregon Health and Science University