Detailed Agenda - 11th International Symposium on Neurovirology

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Friday, 1 June

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast


8:00 am - 9:15 am

Session VIII

Emerging CNS infections and detection

    Session Chairs: Laura Manuelidis and Pasquale Ferrante
8:00 am

W. Ian Lipkin (Plenary)
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Microbe hunting
8:30 am
Beatriz Parra
Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia
Systemic reactivation of Epstein Bar Virus (EBV) correlates with the magnitude of parenchymal brain abnormalities in AIDS-associated CNS opportunistic infections
8:45 am
Francesca Peruzzi
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
CSF microRNAs in HIV-associated neurological disorders
9:00 am
Maria Chiara Monaco
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells are a reservoir for JC virus in CD34+ natalizumab-treated MS patients

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Special Lecture

2012 Audrey Steinman Gilden Lectureship

    Introduction by Richard Johnson

Peter G. E. Kennedy
University of Glasgow, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK

The enigma of varicella-zoster virus latency

9:45 am - 10:05 am

Coffee Break


10:05 am - 10:50 am

Special Activity

Investigators-in-Training (Part II)

    Session Chairs: Antonina Dolei and Robert Fujinami
10:05 am
Bradley Hollidge
Graduate Student, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Recombinant La Crosse viruses with mutations in the fusion peptide region are less neuroinvasive, but remain neurotoxic
10:20 am
Camilla Carloni
Graduate Student, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
JC virus load in cerebrospinal fluid and transcriptional control region rearrangements may predict the clinical course of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
10:35 am
Manohar Mutnal
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Persistent humoral immune responses in the CNS limit recovery of reactivated murine cytomegalovirus

10:50 am - 12:05 pm

Session IX


    Session Chairs: Dianne Langford and Rick Meeker
10:50 am
Thomas Wisniewski (Plenary)
NYU Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment, New York, NY, USA
Infectious neurodegenerative disorders
11:20 am
Michal Toborek
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
Interactions of HIV-1 with amyloid beta peptide at the blood-brain barrier level
11:35 am
Shao-Jun Tang
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Wnt signaling and NeuroAIDS
11:50 am
Mady Hornig
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, USA
Hippocampal dysgenesis in a model of gestational virus infection

12:05 pm - 1:35 pm

Lunch Break / Networking


1:35 pm - 2:50 pm

Workshop III

NeuroAIDS NRSA (T32) Trainee Workshop

    Session Chairs: Brian Wigdahl and Jay Rappaport
1:35 pm
David M. Stoff
National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
NIMH research training in NeuroAIDS
1:50 pm
Sarah Gheuens
Postdoctoral Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Metabolic profile of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy lesions in patients with and without Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome
2:05 pm
Sarah Beltrami
Graduate Student, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Neurofibromatosis type 2 tumor suppressor protein, NF2, induces proteasome-mediated degradation of JC virus T-antigen in human glial cells
2:20 pm
Kimberly Williams
Graduate Student, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Suppression of HIV-associated macrophage neurotoxic activity by neurotrophin receptor stimulation
2:35 pm

Anna Abt
Graduate Student, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Effects of morphine on ferritin subunits and resulting inhibition of CXCR4-mediated neuroprotection

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

Coffee Break


3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Special Lecture

2012 Bill Narayan Lectureship

    Introduction by Shilpa Buch
  Ashley T. Haase
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, USA
How the live attenuated monkey vaccines in which we both were interested might work

3:40 pm - 4:55 pm

Session X

Animal models and behavior

    Session Chairs: Rosemarie Booze and Steven Jacobson
3:40 pm
Kenneth Williams (Plenary)
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
Myeloid regulation of inflammation in SIV and HIV infection
4:10 pm
Mineki Saito
University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
Complete prevention of HTLV-1 infection in humanized mice by a neutralizing monoclonal antibody to envelope gp46
4:25 pm
Susan Westmoreland
New England Primate Research Center, Southborough, MA, USA
Giant cell encephalitis in R5 SHIV-infected rhesus macaques
4:40 pm
Chen Sabrina Tan
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
JC virus infection in a humanized mouse model

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pioneer Reception

Gallery on Lex


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ISNV Pioneer in NeuroVirology Gala Dinner

Manhattan Ballroom

Shading indicates presentations associated specifically with the 2012 Conference on HIV in the Nervous System

Friday, 1 June