Here is the link to our seminar series for 2019-2020.
Virology@PSU represents the diverse interests of Penn State researchers that work on viruses. The goal of Virology@PSU is to bring together groups that focus on molecular and cellular virology, with those who investigate viruses as part of ecosystems and microbiomes, and those that study or model virus-host interactions and the spread of viral diseases. Importantly, Virology@PSU focuses on bringing together the trainees in these labs, to provide them with opportunities for networking, public speaking, and getting feedback on their work in progress. Virology@PSU is part of the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics (CIDD) at Pennsylvania State University.
- hosting a monthly seminar series with presentations by students and postdocs, with participants spanning the above research groups
- fostering communication and advancing research by introducing lab members and their areas of expertise
- advertising virology-related talks, conferences, and other events through its mailing list and website
- promoting undergraduate participation in virology research via multiple courses, lab research projects, and monthly seminars
- supporting workshops for the campus community on virology-related topics
- providing a link to the virology community at the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and other campuses
These efforts are made possibly by generous support from the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences. If you have suggestions for further improvements, please contact Dr. Moriah Szpara.
Virology@PSU builds on a long-running seminar series by a group of molecular virologists on campus. This monthly meeting, encompassing labs from the departments of BMB and VBS, also promoted talks by students and postdocs on their research in progress. Virology@PSU continues this aim of promoting and improving trainee research, and it expands the participants to now include labs working on diverse virus-host interactions, including ecological and modeling aspects of virus research.