Bay Area Viruses Symposium

7th Annual Symposium - 2017

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Friday, May 19th 2017

9am -5pm: Symposium

5pm - 6pm: Poster Session and Reception

245 Li Ka Shing Center, UC Berkeley


The Schedule:

8:00am Registration Check-in
8:45am Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Matt Francis, UC Berkeley

Chemically Modified Viral Capsids For The In Vivo Delivery of Drug and Imaging Cargo


Alison Hogg, Gilead Sciences

Development of GS-5734: An Adenine Nucleotide Prodrug with Broad Spectrum Antiviral Activity for Treatment of Ebola and Other Emerging Viral Diseases


Judd Hultquist, Krogan Lab, UCSF

High-throughput Genome Engineering in Primary Cells for the Study of Host-Pathogen Interactions

10:15am Coffee Break

Taia Wang, Stanford University

Activating IgG Fc Domain Repertoire Predicts Severe Disease in Secondary Dengue Infection


Satish Pillai, Blood Systems Research Institute

Markers and Modulators of the Latent HIV Reservoir


Micheal Vahey, Fletcher Lab, UC Berkeley

The value of being different:  phenotypic variability and plasticity in influenza A virus

12:00pm Lunch

Panel Discussion - Science and the Media: Effective communication to engage the public and influence policy

Mike Eisen (UC Berkeley), Charles Chiu (UC San Francisco) Danielle Venton (KQED), Alison Farrell (Nature Medicine), Bob Sanders (UC Berkeley)


Lark Coffey, UC Davis

Zika virus infection dynamics in experimentally infected mosquitoes and pregnant macaques


Shomyseh Sanjabi, Gladstone Institutes

Antiviral Immunity to Zika Virus in the Female Reproductive Tract


Paul Jordan, Alios BioPharma

Role of the Priming Loop on RNA Synthesis and Capping Activities in Respiratory Syncytial Virus Polymerase

3:15pm Coffee Break

Amy Kistler, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Genomics-based Platforms to Enable High Throughput Comparative Virology


Emilia Vanni, Arvin Lab, Stanford University

Latency-Associated Transcript Locus is a virulence factor for lytic Herpes Simplex Virus 1 infection in human skin


Poster Session and Reception

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