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CGIBD Research Seminar – “Immunity and Persistence of the Hepatitis E Virus” by Christopher M. Walker, PhD
September 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
“Immunity and Persistence of the Hepatitis E Virus”
Christopher M Walker, PhD
The Wilby S. Cowan Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research
Department of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology, Immunology
Department of Medical Genetics
The Ohio State University
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
For the past 20 years we have focused primarily on immunity to the hepatitis C virus. More recently, we have studied immunity to the hepatitis E virus to better understand how it establishes persistence in humans with compromised immunity. To define protective immune responses, we have developed rhesus macaque models of acute and persistent HEV infection. Through these studies, Dr. Feng and I established a close working relationship to define the role of T cells and neutralizing antibodies in prevention of HEV persistence.
Conference Streamed Live: https://cgibd.my.webex.com
Meeting #: 624 562 559
Audio connection: 1-510-338-9438