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Distinguished Speaker Seminars

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Dec. 2 - Time TBD. - Laura Bergner, PhD,  Research Associate at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow

"The evolutionary history of mammalian deltaviruses: what can we learn about the origins of HDV?"

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Feb. 17 - Time TBD.  - Peter Leedman, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FAHMS, Director of the Harry Perkins Insitute of Medical Research, Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.

More info coming soon! 


 Feb. 24 - 11 a.m. - Keith R. Jerome, MD, PhD, Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

“New humanized mouse models for HBV gene editing"

More info coming soon! 



Oct. 14 - 3 p.m. EDT - Harvey Alter, PhD, Nobel Prize Recipient, Bruce Witte Lecture (online)

A recording is posted here


Aug. 19 - 11 a.m. - Dr. Barbara Rehermann, MD, Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health.

"Role of Liver-Resident Immune Cells in Hepatitis B and D Disease and Treatment"

A recording is posted here.


July 29- 11 a.m. - Randall Hyer, MD, PHD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Moderna, Inc. 

"The Beginning and End of COVID-19." 

A recording is posted here


July 22 - 11 a.m. - Philip S. Low, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Chemistry-Biochemistry at Purdue University. 

“Targeted Immunotherapies for Viral Diseases."

A recording is posted here


June 17 - 11 a.m. EDT - Maura Dandri, Ph.D. Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany

"Stopping a murderer: factors affecting the HBV cccDNA"

A recording is posted here


April 30 - 9 a.m. EDT - Wenhui Li, Ph.D.

Investigator, National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS) Beijing, China

A recording is posted here.


March 18 - 11 a.m. EDT - Lei Wei, Ph.D., Fellow, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University

"Making a murderer - Formation of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) Genomic cccDNA"

A recording is posted here.


Feb. 4, 2021 - Aleem Siddiqui, Ph.D., Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, University of California, San Diego

"Regulation of HBV/HCV infection by N6-methyladenosine modification"

A recording is posted here. 


 Jan. 21, 2021  - Ronald T. Hay, Ph. D., Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, University of Dundee

"Molecular basis of arsenic treatment for acute promyelocytic leukaemia"

A recording is posted here. 


Jan. 14, 2021 - Emilio A. Emini, Ph.D., FCPP, FAAM, Director TB and HIV Program Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"Controlling the Global HIV and TB Epidemics: Challenges and Opportunities" 

Co-hosted by the Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute

A recording is posted here.


Dec. 10, 2020 - Dongfang Liu, MBBS, Ph.D, Professor of Pathology, Rutgers N.J. School of Medicine

"Natural Killer (NK) cells from basic immunobiology to clinical application"

A recording is posted here.


Dec. 3 - Stephan Urban, Ph.D., Department of Infectious Diseases, Heidelberg University Hospital

"Inhibitor of entry as a therapeutic for hepatitis B and D"

A recording will be posted here shortly.


Oct. 1  - Nicholas van Buuren, Ph.D., Gilead Sciences

"Integrated HBV DNA: Investigation of the Architecture and Potential Clinical Implications."

A recording is posted here.


Sept. 13 - Rudolf K. Beran, Ph.D., Gilead Sciences 

“Characterizing the interplay between hepatitis B virus X protein and Smc5/6."

A recording is posted here.


Aug. 13 - V. Narry Kim, M.S., D.Phil, Professor, Seoul National University

"Viral hijacking of host functions to protect viral RNA"

A recording is posted here.


July 16 - Andrew Vaillant, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Replicor Inc.

"Understanding HBsAg and subviral particles: key players in chronic HBV infection and key targets in achieving functional cure of HBV."

A recording is posted here.


June 30 - Marion Peters, M.D., University of California, San Francisco

Bruce Witte Distinguished Lecture, "Precision Medicine for Chronic Hepatitis B"

A recording is posted here.


June 18 - Scott L. Friedman, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine, N.Y.C.

"Mechanisms of Fibrosis Development in NAFLD and Therapeutic Strategies"

A recording is posted here.


June 4 -  Mala Maini, M.D., University College, London

"Immunobiology of Chronic Hepatitis B"  

A recording is posted here: