When: April 22, 2015, 1:00 PM
Location: 1st floor (west end of building by the Entrepreneurs' Resource Clinic), Discovery Building
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: 608-316-4325, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Nile virus: Take a Bite Out of It
West Nile virus (WNV) causes disease in humans, horses, birds, and other animals and is transmitted to animals by the bite of a WNV-infected mosquito. Research from my laboratory has shown that mosquito saliva enhances WNV replication in animal models. We are currently investigating the mechanisms behind this enhancement and are working toward the identification of the responsible mosquito salivary factor(s).
SysBioM Seminars are sponsored by the Systems Biology Theme in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and feature speakers from various disciplines of Systems Biology including, but not limited to Genetics, Biostatistics, Microbiology, and Chemical and Biological Engineering.
The talks are located on the first floor west side of the Discovery Building in the ERC Lobby.
For more information please contact plpointer “at” wisc.edu