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 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, VGTI

Thursday November 19th, 2015 12:00pm Malinow Meeting Room
Topic: Better Living Through Innate Immunity
Speaker:  Victor DeFilippis, PhD
Assistant Scientist, VGTI

Monday Nov 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: The role of HCMV miRNAs
Speaker: Meaghan Hancock, PhD
Staff Scientist, VGTI