2016 MHIRT Fellows, Frida Ceja’s and Alexis Toruño’s, international summer research experiences profiled in Dominican University of California newsletter. “Last spring, Alexis [Toruño], along with biology major Frida Ceja ‘17, received National Institute for Health (NIH) Global Health Disparities Research Fellowships through UC Berkeley’s Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases. The fellowships were funded by

Immune modulation by dengue virus: feeling the STING Featured Speaker: Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai October 28, 2016 | 2:00 PM 101 Life Sciences Addition, UC Berkeley Sponsor: Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases

March 29-30, 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley The PacTB retreat, hosted by the UC Berkeley Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND), will bring together the West Coast’s rich academic TB research community for the first time. TB researchers at all levels are encouraged to participate, and presentations will be focused primarily

Applicants may propose to perform an international training project within any single research group within a public or private research institute or not-for-profit within the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as Davis, Sacramento, or Santa Cruz, California.  As part of the Expression of Interest, applicants are asked to name the research group and (briefly)

The Annual Bay Area Symposium on Viruses was held on Friday, May 27th in the Li Ka Shing Auditorium on UC Berkeley’s main campus. This was the 6th year of the symposium, which brought together approximately 300 members of the Bay Area virology community for a series of scientific talks by faculty, industry representatives, post-docs, and

The Bay Area Virus Network ( represents a constellation of scientists, engineers, and clinician researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area who are working to understand, prevent, and control human and animal viral infections. It is a platform for connecting investigators at universities, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and research institutes throughout the region. We encourage

1. Dynamics of human cytomegalovirus infection of Langerhans-type dendritic cells isolation Presenter: Laura Hertel Affiliation: Children’s Hospital of Oakland Research Institute Abstract: Acquisition of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) usually occurs by contact between contaminated bodily fluids, such as urine and saliva, and host mucosal cells. Langerhans-type dendritic cells (LC) are the only type of immune cells found

The University of California, Berkeley is officially launching the Alliance for Global Health and Science (the Alliance), thanks to a $1 million gift from Berkeley alumnus and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aduro Biotech Stephen T. Isaacs. Recently, events such as the spread of Zika virus to Latin America and the 2014 Ebola

Introduction The Immunotherapeutics and Vaccine Research Initiative (IVRI) is a new initiative at UC Berkeley (UCB) focused on immunology and vaccinology for the treatment or prophylaxis of cancer, infectious disease, autoimmune disease, and other diseases that may be impacted by immunomodulation. Aduro Biotech is the founding partner for the IVRI, and is sponsoring multiple projects directed

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