8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014
Inn at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
About the Symposium
In its first year, the Virginia Tech Microbiology Symposium brings together faculty and students on campus working or interested in microbiology. High quality external and internal speakers will present cutting edge discoveries, with the goal of encouraging research collaborations and exchange of ideas and methodologies.
Paul J. Kaesberg Professor of Oncology and Molecular Virology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Talk: "Protein, RNA and Membrane Interactions in Positive-Strand RNA Virus Genome Replication"
Professor of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Talk: "Biological insights and products from mining bacterial genomes & pathways"
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas
Franklin Fellow of the U.S. Department of State/U.S. Agency for International Development
Talk: "Cross-talk of parasite and host mitochondria in inflammatory chagasic cardiomyopathy"