Luis Villarreal to present at Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference

Professor Luis Villarreal has been asked to present at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference 2015 which will take place at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, UK from March 30th to April 1.

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Paul Gershon’s New Article Featured in Virology Highlights

Paul Gershon’s new article in Virology is featured in this month’s Virology Highlights.

Static and dynamic protein phosphorylation in the Vaccinia virion
Virology, Volumes 452–453, March 2014, Pages 310–323
J. Matson, W. Chou, T. Ngo, P.D. Gershon

Congratulations to Paul and his group!

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Luis Villarreal on Virolution

Luis Villarreal spoke about the following topics during the 2013 International Summer School on Evolution which was organized by the Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab in collaboration with Ciência Viva, and held at Ciência Viva’s Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon, Portugal:

Virolution
Types of Viruses
Origin of Viruses
Viruses as Living Organisms
Viruses and the Origin of Life
Cooperation, Retroviruses and Placentas
Viruses and Human Evolution
Neanderthal and Human Interbreeding
Koalas and the Extended Synthesis

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School of Biological Sciences Graduate Honors

Two graduate students in Virology, Kristeene Knopp and Erinn Parnell, were honored at the School of Biological Sciences Graduate Honors Convocation and Teaching and Faculty Awards ceremony which took place on June 11, 2013. 
Kristeene Knopp (Buchmeier Lab) received the Edward Wagner Award in Virology. 
Erinn Parnell (Bernard Lab) received the Edward Steinhaus Teaching Award. 
Congratulations to our honorees! 
Kristeene and Mrs Wagner
Ms. Kristeene Knopp and Mrs. Judith Wagner (Widow of Edward Wagner)
Erinn and Kristeene
Ms. Erinn Parnell and Ms. Kristeene Knopp
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NIH Virology Training Grant Symposium 2013

On June 7, 2013, our NIH Virology Training Grant trainees Dylan Flather, Brett Marro and Megan Angelini presented the progress on their individual research projects:

Dylan Flather (Semler Lab) – Isolation of RNP complexes associated with poliovirus RNA during replication

Brett Marro (Lane Lab) – A protective role for the chemokine receptor CXCR2 on oligodendrocytes during MHV-induced neuroinflammation

Megan Angelini (Buchmeier Lab) –  SARS-Coronavirus nonstructural proteins 3, 4 and 6 induce double membrane vesicles

VTG Symposium 2013 Photo 1 cropped

Dylan, Meg and Brett

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Luis P. Villarreal presenting at the XII Spanish National Congress of Virology

Luis P. Villarreal will be presenting during the first plenary session (The complex relationship between viruses and humans) of the XII Spanish National Congress of Virology in Burgos  June 9 – 12, 2013.

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Luis P. Villarreal – “Can viruses make us human?”

Luis P. Villarreal presented a talk, Can viruses make us human?, at the Open Conference of the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon

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Rozanne Sandri-Goldin and Gregory Weiss are now fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Two faculty members of the Center for Virus Research, Rozanne Sandri-Goldin and Gregory Weiss, have been made fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.  Please follow the link below to read the entire article.

http://news.uci.edu/press-releases/13-from-uci-named-american-association-for-the-advancement-of-science-fellows/

 

 

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Viruses: Essential Agents of Life

The book, Viruses: Essential Agents of Life, edited by Günther Witzany, has just been published by Springer.   Our former director, Luis Villarreal, authored a chapter entitled  “The Addiction Module as a Social Force”.

The preface and contents may be viewed by clicking on the link below.

Witzany_book_2012

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biology – Lewis & Clark College

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biology – Lewis & Clark College

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