Journal Club

Virology Journal Club

The Virology Journal Club is a series of virology research colloquia given by students and faculty from across the University.

Journal Club meets Wednesdays at 11:15 AM in the atrium of the Boyce Thompson Institute.

For more information, contact Zhengchun Lu or the presenter of the week. Empty spaces do not yet have anyone signed up. Please send references to Shelagh Johnston to be posted here prior to presentation.

Select here to see the previous semester's journal club schedule

Fall 2015

The schedule will rotate among Virology labs. Each lab is responsible for deciding who will present and forwarding references to Zhengchun Lu and Shelagh Johnston.



September 16

Zhengchun Lu, Parker lab
Liao, H. K., Gu, Y., Diaz, A., Marlett, J., Takahashi, Y., Li, M., ... & Belmonte, J. C. I. (2015).
Use of the CRISPR/Cas9 system as an intracellular defense against HIV-1 infection in human cells.
Nature communications, 6.
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September 23

Kai Huang, Parrish lab
Schmidt, A. G., Therkelsen, M. D., Stewart, S., Kepler, T. B., Liao, H. X., Moody, M. A., ... & Harrison, S. C. (2015).
Viral Receptor-Binding Site Antibodies with Diverse Germline Origins.
Cell, 161(5), 1026-1034.
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September 29 - 4p, LH3

Biomedical Sciences Seminar - Patricia Pesavento, DVM, PhD
Professor - Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, UC Davis
Coming Full Circle - Polyomaviruses

September 30

Whittaker lab - Jean Millet
Bailey, A. L., Lauck, M., Mohns, M., Peterson, E. J., Beheler, K., Brunner, K. G., ... & O'Connor, D. H. (2015).
Durable sequence stability and bone marrow tropism in a macaque model of human pegivirus infection.
Science translational medicine, 7(305), 305ra144-305ra144.
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October 7
- no meeting
October 14

Parrish lab - Heather Callaway
VanBlargan, L. A., Davis, K. A., Dowd, K. A., Akey, D. L., Smith, J. L., & Pierson, T. C. (2015).
Context-dependent cleavage of the capsid protein by the West Nile virus protease modulates the efficiency of virus assembly.
Journal of Virology, 89(16), 8632-8642.
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October 21

Parrish lab - Karen Barnard
Schmidt, N., Hennig, T., Serwa, R. A., Marchetti, M., & O'Hare, P. (2015).
Remote Activation of Host Cell DNA Synthesis in Uninfected Cells Signaled by Infected Cells in Advance of Virus Transmission.
Journal of Virology, 89(21), 11107-11115.
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October 28

Vogt lab - Yi Wen
Yang, S. T., Kiessling, V., Simmons, J. A., White, J. M., & Tamm, L. K. (2015).
HIV gp41-mediated membrane fusion occurs at edges of cholesterol-rich lipid domains.
Nature chemical biology, 11(6), 424-431.
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November 4

Perry lab - Keith Perry
Castillo-González, C., Liu, X., Huang, C., Zhao, C., Ma, Z., Hu, T., Sun, F., Zhou, Y., Zhou, X. & other authors. (2015).
Geminivirus-encoded TrAP suppressor inhibits the histone methyltransferase SUVH4/KYP to counter host defense.
Elife 4, 1–31.
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November 11

Van de Walle lab - Matt Pennington
Hu, K., Harris, D. L., Yamaguchi, T., von Andrian, U. H., & Hamrah, P. (2015).
A dual role for corneal dendritic cells in herpes simplex keratitis: local suppression of corneal damage and promotion of systemic viral dissemination.
PloS one, 10(9), e0137123.
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November 18
November 25


December 2
December 9
December 16