from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Benjamin tenOever, PhD, is an associate professor of microbiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. TenOever's lab focuses on the study of cellular recognition to RNA virus infection, the host response to their replication, and the means by which these viruses pirate the cellular machinery to avoid these processes. The laboratory uses several techniques to study host-virus interactions including genetic manipulation of both host and pathogen to determine the effects on virus-induced cytokine signaling and viral fitness. The lab is presently working in recognition of viral infection, The role of the IKK-related kinases in the cellular antiviral response, The function of miRNA in the host response to virus infection, and the Viral antagonism of the IFN-I response.
About Friday ID Conference
IGHID co-sponsors a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines. The conference takes place every Friday (September through June) from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.
Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases contact: Lisa Chensvold, (919) 843-5719.