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Students in the Boris Vinatzer laboratory.

Students in the Boris Vinatzer laboratory.

Through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) in Infectious Diseases, CeZAP works with the Graduate School and academic colleges to help train graduate students with a broad scientific perspective on infectious diseases by providing interdisciplinary research training opportunities that include a cohesive but diverse environment, infectious disease seminar series, journal club, workshops, social events, etc.

CeZAP will also provide opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct research that connects labs from different disciplines. In addition to training students to conduct basic and mechanistic research, CeZAP will also partner with industries to train a new generation of infectious disease professionals focusing on translational and applied research.

Through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) in Infectious Diseases, CeZAP works with the Graduate School and academic colleges to help train graduate students with a broad scientific perspective on infectious diseases by providing interdisciplinary research training opportunities that include a cohesive but diverse environment, infectious disease seminar series, journal club, workshops, social events, etc. CeZAP will also provide opportunities for undergraduate students to conduct research that connects labs from different disciplines. In addition to training students to conduct basic and mechanistic research, CeZAP will also partner with industries to train a new generation of infectious disease professionals focusing on translational and applied research.

Please click here for more information on CeZAP's Infectious Diseases IGEP.

 

Information forthcoming...

Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series in Infectious Diseases

Collage of CeZAP Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series Fall 2020

Seminar Coordinators:
Jonathan Auguste, and Nisha Duggal

The Center for Emerging, Zoonotic and Arthropod-borne Pathogens (CeZAP) introduces the CeZAP Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series in Infectious Diseases. This university wide seminar series at Virginia Tech invites outstanding scientists nationally to give presentations to CeZAP and broader university community on topics of current interest in the broad area of infectious diseases. Diversity of seminar topics is essential to meeting the purpose of the Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series in Infectious Diseases. Each spring, nominations for nationally distinguished speakers for the seminar series for the following academic year will be solicited from CeZAP affiliated faculty. The seminar coordinators (Drs. Jonathan Auguste and Nisha Duggal) will coordinate the selection of speakers, and the CeZAP faculty nominators will serve as the host for the national speakers. We expect to host at least one nationally distinguished speaker each month, and the remaining speakers will feature our own CeZAP affiliated faculty.

SPRING 2021 SCHEDULE
Due to the pandemic, seminar speakers for 2020-2021 will be internal CeZAP faculty with particular emphasis on junior faculty so that we can learn about their work and foster interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaborations. These seminars are open to faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students from CeZAP as well as the greater university community. Seminars may be recorded with permission and made available to the university community. 

Seminar Date & Time
Tuesdays at 12:00 noon starting February 2, 2021
Zoom:  https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/89917075487

 

February 2, 2021:
Tom Ewing, CLAHS
Seminar Title: Wear a mask or go to Jail: Infectious Disease, Health Mandates, and Social Behavior during the 1918 Influenza Epidemic Recorded Seminar / Presentation SlidesFlu Mask Project

February 16, 2021:
Cassidy Rist, CVM
Seminar Title: A One Health approach to malaria, will we do the Fandango? Recorded Seminar

February 23, 2021:
Rana Ashkar, COS
Seminar Title: Biomimetic Lipid Membranes in Viral Infections and Therapeutics Recorded Seminar

March 2, 2021:
Michael Schulz, COS
Seminar Title: Antiviral Polymers: Challenges and Opportunities Recorded Seminar

March 9, 2021:
Speaker: Amy Pruden, CEE
Seminar Title: Manipulating Treatments, Water Chemistry, and System Design to Limit Proliferation of Pathogens and Antibiotic Resistance in Water Systems: A Microbiome Perspective

March 16, 2021:
Speaker: Jason Kaelber, Rutgers University
Seminar Title: How colicin E1 stoppers the multidrug efflux pump TolC

March 23, 2021:
Juhong Chen, CALS / COE
Seminar Title: TBD

March 30, 2021:
Kathy Alexander, CNRE
Seminar Title: TBD

April 13, 2021:
Brandon Jutras, CALS
Seminar Title: TBD

April 20, 2021:
Juliana Cassataro, San Martín National University, Argentina
Seminar Title: TBD

April 27, 2021:
Song Li, CALS
Seminar Title: TBD

May 4, 2021:
Sonia Altizer, UGA
Seminar Title: TBD

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CeZAP Fall 2020 Speaker Schedule Info.pdf Speaker Schedule and Info: title, bio, and abstract

Information forthcoming...

Fralin Life Sciences Institute
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC)
Integrated Life Science Building (ILSB)
1918 Kraft Dr, Room 2036
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Sarah Gouger
CeZAP Coordinator
sgouger@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-6084
Integrated Life Sciences Building,
Room 2038