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 11:00 AM in the atrium of the Boyce Thompson Institute.

For more information, contact Brian Wasik 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

Spring 2016

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



February 3

Brian Wasik, Parrish lab
Pillay, S., Meyer, N. L., Puschnik, A. S., Davulcu, O., Diep, J., Ishikawa, Y., Jae, L.T., Wosen, J.E., Nagamine, C.M., Chapman, M.S., & Carette, J. E. (2016).
An essential receptor for adeno-associated virus infection.
Nature. Read the pdf.

February 10

No journal club

February 17

Discussion led by Brian Wasik - current status of Zika outbreak in the Americas
This Week in Virology part 1
This Week in Virology part 2
MMWR 2/10/2016
Mlakar, J., Korva, M., Tul, N., Popovi?, M., Poljšak-Prijatelj, M., Mraz, J., ... & Vizjak, A. (2016). Zika Virus Associated with Microcephaly. New England Journal of Medicine.

February 24 @ 11 AM

Heather Callaway - Parrish lab
Moyer, C. L., Besser, E. S., & Nemerow, G. R. (2016). A Single Maturation Cleavage Site in Adenovirus Impacts Cell Entry and Capsid Assembly.
Journal of Virology, 90(1), 521-532.
Read the pdf.


March 2

Zhengchun Lu - Parker lab
McFadden, K., Hafez, A. Y., Kishton, R., Messinger, J. E., Nikitin, P. A., Rathmell, J. C., & Luftig, M. A. (2016). Metabolic stress is a barrier to Epstein–Barr virus-mediated B-cell immortalization.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201517141.
Read the pdf.

March 9
March 16

Matt Pennington - Van de Walle lab
Andino, F. D. J., Jones, L., Maggirwar, S. B., & Robert, J. (2016). Frog Virus 3 dissemination in the brain of tadpoles, but not in adult Xenopus, involves blood brain barrier dysfunction.
Scientific reports, 6.
Read the pdf.

March 23

Karen Barnard - Parrish lab
Pirakitikulr, N., Kohlway, A., Lindenbach, B. D., & Pyle, A. M. (2016). The Coding Region of the HCV Genome Contains a Network of Regulatory RNA Structures.
Molecular cell. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201517141.
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March 30


April 6

Javier Olaya - Whittaker lab
Menachery, V. D., Yount, B. L., Sims, A. C., Debbink, K., Agnihothram, S. S., Gralinski, L. E., ... & Swanstrom, J. (2016). SARS-like WIV1-CoV poised for human emergence.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(11), 3048-3053.
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April 13

Lakshmi Nathan - Daniel lab
Spence, J. S., Krause, T. B., Mittler, E., Jangra, R. K., & Chandran, K. (2016). Direct visualization of Ebola virus fusion triggering in the endocytic pathway.
mBio, 7(1), e01857-15.
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April 20

Bart Spiesschaert - Parker lab
NOTE ROOM CHANGE TO ROOM 215 - Boyce Thompson Institute
Pisklakova, A., McKenzie, B., Zemp, F., Lun, X., Kenchappa, R.S., Etame, A.B., Rahman, M.M., Reilly, K., Pilon-Thomas, S., McFadden, G. and Kurz, E., 2016.
M011L-deficient oncolytic myxoma virus induces apoptosis in brain tumor-initiating cells and enhances survival in a novel immunocompetent mouse model of glioblastoma. Neuro-oncology, p.now006.
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April 27


May 4

Brian Wasik - Parrish lab
Xue, K.S., Hooper, K.A., Ollodart, A.R., Dingens, A.S. and Bloom, J.D., 2016.
Cooperation between distinct viral variants promotes growth of H3N2 influenza in cell culture. eLife, 5, p.e13974.
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