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Dr. Scott Terhune selected to give keynote presentation at herpesvirus workshop

July 19, 2013 College News -Scott Terhune, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, will give the 2013 Priscilla Ann Schaffer Lecture, a keynote presentation at the upcoming International Herpesvirus Workshop in Grand Rapids, Mich., Dr. Terhune’s presentation is entitled,  Enhancing Antiviral Efficacy against HCMV by Perturbing Cellular Pathways.

Dr. Terhune’s research focuses on Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a type of herpes virus which is generally asymptomatic in healthy children and adults. However, infection in immunologically immature or compromised individuals results in life threatening disease.

Dr. Priscilla Schaffer was an internationally recognized researcher for her scientific contributions on herpes simplex virus biology. She held prominent positions at Harvard Medical School, University of Pennsylvania, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the University of Arizona.

The workshop is being held July 20-24.

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