Seminars

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

Thursday October 19th, 2017 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Zika Virus regulation of innate immunity through NF-kB antagon
Speaker: Jessica Smith, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health and Science University

Thursday October 12th, 2017 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: KSHV manipulation of host iron homeostasis
Speaker: Jean Gustin, PhD
Assistant Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health and Science University

Thursday October 5th, 2017 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Latent HCMV infection of CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells impairs myelopoiesis and stem cell engraftment in humanized BLT mice via up-regulation of TGFβ
Speaker: Lindsey Crawford, PhD
Assistant Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health and Science University

Thursday September 28th, 2017 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: HCMV miR-US22 Down-regulation of Egr-1 is Necessary for Viral Reactivation in CD34+ HPC
Speaker: Iliyana Mikel, PhD
Post-Doctoral Scholar, VGTI
Oregon Health and Science University

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: A Secreted Viral FcgR-Binding Protein Contributes to Immune Evasion by Cowpox Virus
Speaker: L. Ravi Iyer
Post Doctoral Scholar, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday June 15th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: The Zika virus uniquely infects a key placental barrier cell because it associates with Gas6
VGTI Faculty Candidate: Hyeryun Choe, PhD
Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Infectious Diseases
The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Florida

Wednesday June 14th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Toward sustained, effective, and universal protection from HIV-1
VGTI Faculty Candidate: Michael Farzan, PhD
Co-Chairman and Professor, Immunology and Microbiology
The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Florida

Thursday June 8th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Sequencing and Expressing Paired Full-Length T-Cell Receptors from MHC-E-Restricted T-Cells
Speaker: Shaheed Abdulhaqq
Post Doctoral Scholar, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday May 25th, 2017 12:00pm
Montagna Auditorium - OHSU West Campus
Topic: ELQ-300 for Treatment and Prevention of Malaria, Resistance is Futile
Speaker: Mike Riscoe, PhD
Professor, MMI, OHSU
Research Career Scientist, Portland VA

Thursday May 18th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Progress towards a neutralizing antibody-based HIV vaccine
Visiting Speaker: Dennis Burton, PhD
Co-Chair and Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology,
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

Thursday May 4th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Dasatinib blocks translation of CHIKV sgmRNA
Speaker: Rebecca Broeckel
Graduate Student, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday April 20th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Viral Inhibitors of Unconventional T cell Responses
Speaker: Travis Whitmer, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Friday April 14th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus in Beaverton
Topic: HIV dissemination and immune evasion through virological synapses
Visiting Speaker: Benjamin K. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease;
Associate Professor of Microbiology, and Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, New York, NY

Thursday April 13th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus in Beaverton
Topic: Innate and Antigen-specific NK Cell Modulation of HIV/SIV Infections
Visiting Speaker: Keith Reeves, PhD
Director, Flow Cytometry Core, Center for Virology and Vaccine Research
Director, Harvard CFAR Advanced Technologies Core
Harvard University, Boston, MA

Thursday April 6th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Nucleic Acids Immunity in Microbial Defense: Sensing and Signaling
Visiting Speaker: Xiao-Dong Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio

Thursday March 30th, 2017 12:00pm
Montagna Auditorium - ONPRC West Campus
Topic: Interactions of the HIV-1 matrix protein with membranes, nue
Speaker: Eric Barklis, PhD
Professor, SM.MMBI Admin
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday March 9th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Organization during Latency and Reactivation
Visiting Speaker: JJ Miranda, PhD
Assistant Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology
Assistant Professor in Residence, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California

Thursday March 2nd, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Interfering with interferons: Immunology lessons learned from poxviruses
Visiting Speaker: Yan Xiang, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
University of Texas

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:00pm
Montagna Auditorium - ONPRC West Campus
Topic: Chemical tools for Studying Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
Speaker: Kimberly Beatty, PhD
Associate Professor, SM.BME-Beatty
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday February 16th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: MR1 Restricted MAITs Respond to Mycobacterial and Viral Infection in NHP
Speaker: Justin Greene, PhD
Assistant Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday February 9th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room – OHSU West Campus
Topic: The Case of the Missing Ribosomes & Other Tales of Immuno-Protein Translation
Visiting Speaker: Jonathan Yewdell, MD, PhD
Chief, Cellular Biology Section
Laboratory of Viral Diseases
NIAID, NIH

Thursday February 2nd, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Rhesus Rhadinovirus disrupts PML-nuclear bodies in a viral
interferon regulatory factor dependent fashion

Speaker: Laura Springgay
Graduate Student, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Friday January 27th, 2017
VGTI Seminar Room – OHSU West Campus
Topic: It runs in the family: the machinery of flavivirus replication and assembly
Visiting Speaker: Brett Lindenbach, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
Department of Comparative Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Thursday January 26th, 2017 9:30am
Montagna Auditorium - OHSU West Campus
Topic: A nonhuman primate model of hully MHC-matched allogeneic stem cell transplantation - Understanding the mechanisms of HIV Cure in Timothy Brown
Speaker: Jonah Sacha, PhD
Associate Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday January 19th, 2017 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Now you sEe me, MHC-E in CMV-infected cells
Speaker: Marieke Verweij, PhD
Assistant Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday December 15th, 2016 9:30am - Canceled
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: The Role of Immunotherapy in Curing HIV Infection
Visiting Speaker: Steven Deeks, MD
Professor in Residence, School of Medicine
University of San Francisco, CA

Thursday December 1st, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Human Cytomegalovirus Induces Virus-Specific Cellular and Humoral
Immune Responses in Humanized BLT Mice

Speaker: Lindsey Crawford, PhD
Assistant Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday November 17th, 2016 12:00pm
Montagna Auditorium - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Viral determinants of unconventional T-cell priming
Speaker: Klaus Frueh, PhD
Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday November 10th, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Effects of Rhesus Rhadinovirus and viral CD200 on Gene Expression During in vivo Infection
Speaker: Ryan Estep, PhD
Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday November 3rd, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Non-human primate cytomegaloviruses as a model system for CMV evolution and species specificity
Speaker: Daniel Malouli, PhD
Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday October 27, 2016 12:00pm - Montagna Auditorium
Topic: Canceled
Speaker: Kimberly Beatty, PhD
Assistant Professor, SM.BME-Beatty
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday October 20, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Innate immune response to Zika virus
Speaker: Jessica Smith, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday October 13, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Modulation of RhCMV tropism using miRNA targeting reveals the cell types responsible for unconventional T cell responses
Speaker: Meaghan Hancock, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday October 6, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Controlling SIV Infection in Rhesus Macaques: Vaccines and Cellular Therapies
Visiting Speaker: Jack Schell, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Seattle's Children's Research Institute

Wednesday Sept 14, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Maternal antibody protection against congenital cytomegalovirus infection
Visiting Speaker: Sallie Permer, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Immunology
Duke University Medical Center

Wednesday Sept 7, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Zika and WNV infections in humans: What is the difference?
Visiting Speaker: Clayton Wiley, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Director of Neuropathology
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Thursday June 16, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Cellular microRNA miR-424-5p inhibits dengue virus infection by repressing virally-induced E3 ubiquitin ligases
Speaker: Ashleigh Murphy Graduate Student, VGTI
Oregon Health &Science University

Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm
Montagna Auditorium - OHSU West Campus
Topic: The JME model and novel therapies for Multiple Sclerosis
Speaker: Ashlee Moses
Associate Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday June 9, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Cellular microRNA miR-424-5p inhibits dengue virus infection by repressing virally-induced E3 ubiquitin ligases
Speaker: Ashleigh Murphy
Graduate Student, VGTI
Oregon Health &Science University

Thursday June 9, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Search for compounds that inhibit Alphavirus replication
Speaker: Daniel Streblow
Associate Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday June 6, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Characterization of MHC-E maturation in MCV-infected cells
Speaker: Marieke Verweij, PhD
Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday May 26, 2016 12:00pm
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Large DNA Tumor Viruses in a Small RNA World
Speaker: Rebecca Skalsky, PhD
Assistant Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday May 19, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Novel strategies for targeting innate immune responses to influenza
Visiting Speaker: Stefanie Vogel, PhD
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology
University of Maryland, Baltimore MD

Thursday May 12, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: A non-human primate model of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
Speaker: Benjamin Burwitz, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health &Science University

Thursday May 5, 2016 9:30am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Harnessing the power of CMV as a vaccine vector: What is the optimal combination of safety, immunogenicity, and protection?
Speaker: Emily Marshall, PhD
Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health &Science University 

Thursday April 28th, 2016 12:00pm
Montagna Auditorium - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Lymphatic Vessels and Cutaneous Immunity: From Vaccinia to Melanoma
Speaker: Amanda Lund, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Oregon Health & Science University  

Thursday April 14th, 2016 9:20am
VGTI Seminar Room - OHSU West Campus
Topic: Src family kinase inhibitors block CHIKV and VEEV protein synthesis
Speaker: Rebecca Broeckel
Graduate Student, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Friday April 1st, 2016 9:00am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Resident Memory CD8 T Cells: Distribution and Function
Speaker: David Masopust, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology
University of Minnesota Medical School

Thursday March 31st, 2016 12:00pm - Montagna Auditorium
Topic: HCMV Entry Glycoproteins
Speaker: David Johnson, PhD
Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Oregon Health & Science University 

Thursday March 31st, 2016 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Manipulationg T Cell Tolerance to Self and Chronic Viral Antigens
Speaker: Vaiva Vezys, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
University of Minnesota Medical School

Thursday March 10th, 2016 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: RhCMV strain 68-1 vaccine-elicited T cells targeting SIV and Influenza
Speaker: Helen Wu,
Graduate Student, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday February 25th, 2016 12:00pm - Montagna Auditorium
Topic: Interferon stimulated immunity to enteric viral infection
Speaker: Tim Nice, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: The role of host and viral factors in human cytomegalovirus protein synthesis
Visiting Speaker: Nathaniel Moorman, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Carolina

Friday, February 12th, 2016 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Pathogen recognition and control of RNA virus
Visiting Speaker: Michael Gale, Jr., PhD
Professor, Immunology
University of Washington

Thursday Feburary 11th, 2016 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Human Cytomegalovirus suppresses human hematopoietic stem cell engraftment following stem cell transplant in humanized BLT-NSG mice
Speaker: Lindsey Crawford, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday January 28th, 2016 12:00pm - Montagna Auditorium
Topic: Episode VII: Targeting flavivirus-host cell interactions
Speaker: Alec Hirsch, PhD
Assistant Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday January 7th, 2016 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Designing a CMV based vaccine to fight major human infectious diseases
Speaker: Daniel Malouli, PhD
Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday December 17th, 2015 12:00pm - Montagna Auditorium
Topic: Defining the Immune Microenvironment in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Speaker: Evan Lind, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday December 10th, 2015 9:30an - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Innate Immune Modulation by RRV Viral Interferon Regulatory Factors
Speaker: Laura Springgay
Graduate Student, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday December 3rd, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Cowpox virus, Fc receptors and naive T cell activation in vitro
Speaker: Ravi Iyer
Graduate Student, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday November 19th, 2015 12:00pm - Malinow Meeting Room
Topic: Better Living Through Innate Immunity
Speaker:  Victor DeFilippis, PhD
Assistant Professor, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Monday November 16th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Chronic Viral infections Associated with Autoimmunity
Visiting Speaker: Melodie Weller, PhD
Research Fellow, NIH
Bethesda, MD

Thursday November 12th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: EGFR signaling and latency: Therole of HCMV miRNAs
Speaker: Meaghan Hancock, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Monday November 9th, 2015 - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Immune Therapy Approaches to HBV Cure
Visiting Speaker: Ulrike Protzer, MD
Professor, Institute of Virology
Munich, Germany

Thursday November 5th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Development of in vivo Model to Assess the Contributions of the Rhesus Macaque Rhadinovirus CD200 Homologue to Viral Reactivation
Speaker: Ryan Estep, PhD
Staff Scientist, VGTI
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday October 29th, 2015 12:00PM - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Selectin’ the Right Destination: Mechanisms of CD8+ T cell Trafficking and Localization
Speaker: Jeffrey Nolz, PhD
Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday October 22nd, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Combination Adenovirus and Protein Vaccine Prevents Infection after Heterologous Clade C SHIV Mucosal Challenge
Speaker: Delphine Malherbe, PhD
Staff Scientist, ONPRC
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday October 15th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: KHV latent infection and gene expression during latency
Visiting Speaker: Ling Jin, PhD
Associate Professor, Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Thursday October 8th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: How a common everyday virus like Epstein-Barr Virus can predispose for Multiple Sclerosis
Visiting Speaker: Marc Horwitz, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of British Columbia

Thursday October 1st, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: T cell inactivation by poxviral B22R proteins
Speaker:  Dina Alzhanova, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Wednesday July 22nd, 2015 10:00am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: What CD8+ T cells see in vaccinia virus
Visiting Speaker: David Tscharke, PhD
Associate Professor, Research School of Biology
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Thursday June 11th, 2015 10:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Novel lipid-based nanoparticles for delivery of RNA therapeutics
Visiting Speaker: Gaurav Sahay, PhD
Associate Professor, OSU/OHSU College of Pharmacy

Tuesday June 16th, 2015 10:00am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Characterizing HIV-1 Reservoirs
Visiting Speaker: Sarah E. Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Sydney Australia

Thursday May 7th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: HCMV-encoded microRNA modify the endocytic recycling pathway
Speaker: Iliyana Mikell, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday April 23rd, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: HCMV as a vaccine vector: Two prototypes
Speaker: Sjoerd van den Worm, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday April 9th,2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Rhesus cytomegalovirus manipulation of MHC class II antigen presentation
Speaker: Luke Uebelhoer, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday March 26th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Discovering novel therapeuticsfor chikungunya virus
Speaker: Rebecca Broeckel
Graduate Student, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday March 19th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Recombinant Adenoviral Vectorexpressing HCV NS4 Induce Protective Immune Responses in a Mouse Model of Vaccinia-HCV Virus Infection: A Dose and Route Conundrum
Speaker: Shakti Singh, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow Candidate

Thursday March 12th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: High frequency MHC-E-restrictedCD8+ T cell responses in RhCMV/SIV vaccines
Speaker: Helen Wu,
Graduate Student, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday March 5th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Allogeneic stem celltransplantation in Mauritian cynomolgus macaques
Speaker: Benjamin Burwitz, PhD
Staff Scientist, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday February 19th, 2015 7:00pm - MARQUAM HILL
Topic: Ending an Epidemic: OHSU's Hunt for an HIV Vaccine
Speaker: Louis Picker
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Thursday February 19th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Safety and Efficacy of pp71-deleted RhCMV Vaccine Vectors: A Tale of Attenuation and Persistence
Speaker:  Emily Marshall, PhD
Staff Scientist, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

Thursday February 5th, 2015 9:30am - VGTI Seminar Room
Topic: Natural Killer Cell Evasion by Rhesus Cytomegalovirus
Speaker:  Elizabeth Rowland
Graduate Student, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Oregon Health & Science University