Let’s Meet the Virologists
LMtVEpisode 34: Let’s Meet the Virologist Faten Okda

LMtVEpisode 34: Let’s Meet the Virologist Faten Okda

July 2, 2021

We talk with Dr. Faten Okda, a postdoctoral fellow in the Webby lab at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, who studies influenza virus.

LMtV Episode 33: Let’s Meet the Virologist Dilip Kumar

LMtV Episode 33: Let’s Meet the Virologist Dilip Kumar

June 30, 2021

We talk with Dr. Dilip Kumar, a postdoctoral research associate in the Prasad lab at Baylor School of Medicine, who studies rotavirus.

LMtV episode 32: Let’s Meet the Virologist Ana Tognasoli

LMtV episode 32: Let’s Meet the Virologist Ana Tognasoli

June 29, 2021

We talk with Ana Tognasoli, a graduate student in the Adamson lab at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, who studies Epstein-Barr virus.

LMtV Episode 31: Let’s Meet the Virologist Zeinab Elmasri

LMtV Episode 31: Let’s Meet the Virologist Zeinab Elmasri

June 28, 2021

We talk with Zeinab Elmasri, a graduate student in the Jose lab at The Pennsylvania State University, who studies alphaviruses as well as flaviviruses and coronaviruses.

LMtV Episode 30: Let’s Meet the Virologist Carlos Brito

LMtV Episode 30: Let’s Meet the Virologist Carlos Brito

June 27, 2021

We talk with Carlos Brito, a graduate student in the Kuhn lab at Purdue University, who studies flaviviruses, alphaviruses and coronaviruses.

LMtV Episode 29: long COVID - over 30 manifestations of disease and counting

LMtV Episode 29: long COVID - over 30 manifestations of disease and counting

June 27, 2021

We talk with Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, FASN, an assistant professor and clinical epidemiologist, about his work examining the substantial and systemic disease associated with 'long COVID'.

LMtV Episode 28: SARS-CoV-2 colonization of the placenta

LMtV Episode 28: SARS-CoV-2 colonization of the placenta

May 23, 2021

We talk with Dr. Sonam Verma, a postdoctoral researcher, about her work examining the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the placenta and the potential for increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes with COVID-19.

LMtV Episode 27: ‘Big and juicy’ draining lymph nodes and immune responses following COVID vaccination

LMtV Episode 27: ‘Big and juicy’ draining lymph nodes and immune responses following COVID vaccination

April 29, 2021

We talk with Dr. Ali Ellebedy, an associate professor of Pathology and Immunology, about work in his lab to examine immune responses in draining lymph nodes of the arm pit following vaccination with mRNA-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines using human volunteer-derived samples obtained through ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration.

LMtV Episode 26: DVGs - potent modulators of viral pathogenesis and potential antiviral therapies

LMtV Episode 26: DVGs - potent modulators of viral pathogenesis and potential antiviral therapies

April 23, 2021

We talk with Dr. Sebastien Felt, a postdoctoral researcher, about his work to identify virus and host factors that regulate the generation of defective viral genomes (DVGs) of respiratory syncytial virus, a virus that causes significant respiratory disease in children.

LMtV Episode 25: Pregnancy, labor and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic

LMtV Episode 25: Pregnancy, labor and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 11, 2021

We talk with Dr. Jeannie Kelly, an assistant professor, about her work examining the COVID-19 infection rate of pregnant women in Labor and Delivery, the high risk of pregnancy for severe COVID-19 disease, and the benefit of COVID-19 vaccination for both mothers and babies in utero and after birth.

LMtV Episode 24: BRAVE kids, the microbiome and COVID-19

LMtV Episode 24: BRAVE kids, the microbiome and COVID-19

April 8, 2021

We talk with Dr. Matthew Kelly, an Assistant Professor, about his work examining the role of the respiratory microbiome in the susceptibility of kids to COVID-19.

LMtV Episode 23: I have not failed; I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work!

LMtV Episode 23: I have not failed; I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work!

March 27, 2021

We talk with Dr. Hinissan Pascaline Kohio, a postdoctoral research associate in the Ding lab at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis about her work studying rotavirus, an enteric pathogen in young children.

LMtV Episode 22: Cardiovascular disease following SARS-CoV-2 infection

LMtV Episode 22: Cardiovascular disease following SARS-CoV-2 infection

March 4, 2021

We talk with Dr. Adam Bailey, a clinical pathology fellow, and Sasha Dmytrenko, an MSTP student, about their work investigating extra-pulmonary effects of COVID-19, specifically on the heart.

LMtV Episode 21: Harnessing viruses to target cancer

LMtV Episode 21: Harnessing viruses to target cancer

February 14, 2021

We talk with Dr. Sharmila Nair, a staff scientist, about her work investigating how Zika virus might be used to target a fatal human cancer, Glioblastoma multiforme.

LMtV Episode 20: Searching for new therapeutics and addressing vaccine hesitancy to combat COVID-19

LMtV Episode 20: Searching for new therapeutics and addressing vaccine hesitancy to combat COVID-19

February 4, 2021

We talk with Dr. Tristan Jordan, a postdoctoral scholar, about his work using a CRISPR screen and proteomics of the viral replication complex to identity potential drug targets for SARS-CoV-2.

LMtV Episode 19:  warp speed - light at the end of the tunnel!

LMtV Episode 19: warp speed - light at the end of the tunnel!

December 18, 2020

We talk with Dr. Rachel Presti, an associate professor, about her work with clinical trials to examine how well different drugs, therapies, and vaccines work to prevent and treat COVID-19.

LMtV Episode 18: hang in there - the end is in sight!

LMtV Episode 18: hang in there - the end is in sight!

December 18, 2020

We talk with Dr. Brett Case, a postdoctoral researcher, about his work identifying and characterizing numerous monoclonal antibodies against SARS-CoV-2.

LMtV Episode 17:  the interplay between viruses and the immune response

LMtV Episode 17: the interplay between viruses and the immune response

December 10, 2020

We talk with Dr. Sigrid Gouma, a postdoctoral researcher, who has been examining antibody responses during SARS-CoV-2 infection to determine the impact of COVID-19 on specific populations such as pregnant women and to prevent transmission from those with asymptomatic infection.

LMtV Episode 16: a balancing act

LMtV Episode 16: a balancing act

November 17, 2020

We talk with Dr. Ben Israelow, an infectious diseases fellow, about his work using small animal models and human patient samples to determine why some patients recover from COVID-19 while others do not.

LMtV Episode 15: harnessing the immune response to develop therapies

LMtV Episode 15: harnessing the immune response to develop therapies

November 13, 2020

We talk with Dr. Laura VanBlargen, a staff scientist, about her work to develop and characterize new monoclonal antibody-based therapies for SARS-CoV-2.

LMtV Episode 14: from bench to bedside

LMtV Episode 14: from bench to bedside

November 6, 2020

We talk with Dr. David Martinez, a postdoctoral researcher, about his work evaluating therapies and vaccines against SARS-CoV-2.

LMtV Episode 13: think of others

LMtV Episode 13: think of others

November 6, 2020

We talk with Traci Bricker, a research laboratory supervisor, about her work with a hamster model of SARS-CoV-2 to find novel therapeutics to prevent and treat COVID-19.

LMtV Episode 12: patience is a virtue

LMtV Episode 12: patience is a virtue

October 18, 2020

We talk with Christian Shema Mugisha, a graduate student, about his work developing a rapid, cost-effective way to assay SARS-CoV-2 to further COVID-19 research.

LMtV Episode 11: hard work and a little bit of luck

LMtV Episode 11: hard work and a little bit of luck

October 17, 2020

We talk with Dr. Sarah Leist, a postdoctoral researcher, about her work generating a mouse-adapted SARS-CoV-2 which will be vital to understand host determinants of SARS-CoV-2 infection and pathogenesis.

LMtV Episode 10: you can make a difference

LMtV Episode 10: you can make a difference

October 3, 2020

We talk with Dr. Yi-Chieh (EJ) Perng, a postdoctoral scholar, about his research to discover new antiviral drugs for SARS-CoV-2 and his outreach efforts discussing how to protect yourself and your community  during the COVID-19 pandemic by wearing a mask.

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