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IMV Executive Assistant


tel. (612) 624-1926

fax. (612) 625-1108


18-242 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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IMV investigators participate as training faculty in the following PhD programs:

Institute for Molecular Virology Training Program

The IMV Training Program is supported by NIH grant T32 AI83196. The overarching research theme of the IMV training program is virus-host cell interactions, which encompasses 1) mechanisms of viral replication and restriction and 2) molecular pathogenesis. For further information on the IMV Training Program, please contact

Featured News & Events

'Wisc-e-sota', the 1st Joint UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium will be held on Friday, Sepbember 20th, 2013 at the Uniiversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Cartwright Center. This is the inaugural collaborative symposium of the NIH T32-supported virology training programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Talks and poster sessions will be presented by students, postdocs and faculty.

The 2013 IMV Symposium was held in May, 2013 and featured Vincent Racaniello as the Keynote Speaker as well as the recording of an episode of 'This Week in Virology'. Pictures from the IMV Symposium can be found on the IMV Facebook page and a videotape of the TWiV podcast can be viewed at

Ongoing IMV Events

Weekly Event: Wednesdays: Virology Journal Club

The Virology Journal Club (VJC) meets on most Wednesdays at Noon in 18-211 Moos Tower during the Fall and Spring Semesters.  The VJC is led by IMV Investigator Dr. Steve Rice. The setting is informal, so it's a great time to become more comfortable speaking in front of others and leading a discussion about a specific virus research article. Click here for the current VJC schedule.


Monthly Event: Research in Progress

The IMV Research in Progress usually take place on the second Wednesdsay of the month during the school year. These presentations, given by IMV investigators, graduate students, and post-docs, focus on virology research being conducted currently at the University of Minnesota and by Affiliate IMV Investigators at the Mayo Clinic. Talks are held at 12pm in 18-211 Moos Tower. Click here for a list of past speakers.


Annual Event: The IMV Social

Every year, the IMV hosts a social event. In the past, the IMV hosted a picnic at Como Park. More recently, the IMV has hosted an IMV Bowling Social at Goldy's Gameroom, Coffman Memorial Union. View pictures from past IMV picnics here. Pictures from past IMV Bowling Socials can be found on the IMV Facebook page.


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"This Week in Virology" from professor Vincent Racaniello.