On Friday, June 1st, 2018, the Center for Virus Research hosted the annual NIH Virology Training Grant Symposium here at UCI. Three NIH T32 trainees (William Hu, Margaret Lugin & Wendy Ullmer), and one scholarship awardee funded by the UCI Grad Division as part of the training grant, Stephen Wandro, presented on the progress of their individual research projects, allowing an opportunity for a critical analysis of their data by CVR Faculty and students. The symposium was well attended by faculty, students and staff from the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Medicine, the School of Engineering and the College of Health Sciences.

William Hu (Sandri-Goldin Lab) – “Structure-Function Analysis of the HSV-1 Regulatory Protein ICP27”

Wendy Ullmer (Semler Lab) – “Disruption of Nucleocytoplasmic Trafficking is Required for AUF1 Restriction of Picornavirus Translation in Human Cells”

Margaret Lugin(Kwon Lab) – “Hybrid Adeno-associated Viruses for Multi-modal and Versatile Therapy”

Stephen Wandro (Whiteson Lab) – “Coevolution of Enterococcus with lytic phage”

William Hu, Margaret Lugin, Stephen Wandro
Not pictured: Wendy Ullmer

NIH Virology Training Grant Symposium 2018