This Week in Virology

by Vincent Racaniello (twiv@microbe.tv) · · · · 50 subscribers

TWiV is a weekly netcast about viruses - the kind that make you sick. Professors Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit, Kathy Spindler and science writer Alan Dove and guests deconstruct viruses, how they cause illness, and dissect the latest research.

579 TWiV 579: Reno viral Dec. 22, 2019

Vincent speaks with virologists at the University of Nevada at Reno about their careers and their work on herpesviruses, arboviruses, and the development of diagnostics for infectious diseases. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guests: Dave AuCoin, Cyprian Rossetto, Claudia Rückert, and Subhash Verma Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! ### Links for this episode * PAN's labyrinth (Viruses) * KSHV SOX protein DNAse activity (J Virol) * Vertical flow immunoassay for pathogen detection (Talanta) * Small RNA responses of mosquitoes (Insect Biochem Mol Biol) * Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks! Intro music is …

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