Tar Heels go viral: UNC researchers featured on “This Week in Virology” podcast

Virologists with the UNC School of Medicine participated in last week’s on-campus recording of a popular virology podcast.

With a listening audience of millions people around the world, Dr. Vincent R. Racaniello, Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, drew quite a crowd last week when he recorded two podcasts from the UNC School of Medicine.

Blossom Damania, PhD, Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Vice Dean for Research at the UNC School of Medicine, invited Racaniello to Chapel Hill to record his podcast, “This Week in Virology” (TWIV). Damania appeared on “TWiV” last year, when Racaniello hosted her as a seminar speaker at Columbia University.

“Vincent is a leader in the field of science communication and has been producing virology and other science podcasts for many years,” Damania said. “It was a real honor to have Vincent visit UNC Chapel Hill and feature the amazing virologists we have at UNC on his twin ‘TWiV’ shows.”

Featured researchers included: Dirk DittmerNat MoormanCary MoodyJennifer Webster-CyriaqueLishan SuNancy Raab-TraubRalph BaricMark HeiseKristina DeParisHelen LazearTal Kafri, and David Margolis.

Watch the two-part podcast here.

Triangle Immunology and Virology Meeting

immunologyThe Triangle Immunology and Virology Interest Group is hosting a meeting: “Resistance, Immunity and Vaccines: Lessons from our Feathered Friends”

Matt Koci
Prestage Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Pizza and salad will be served following the talk.

Triangle Immunology and Virology Meeting: “Using pathogens to decipher human genetic variation in disease susceptibility”

immunologyThe Triangle Immunology and Virology Interest Group is hosting an upcoming meeting with a talk on “Using pathogens to decipher human genetic variation in disease susceptibility”

Dr. Dennis Ko
Dept of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and Dept of Medicine
Center for Human Genome Variation and Center for Microbial Pathogenesis
Duke University Medical Center

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM
North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Pizza and salad will be served following the talk.