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Wen Sheng,
Senior Research Associate

Department of Medicine, Medical School

Phone: 612-824-8517

Email:sheng008@umn.edu

Education

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Research Interests

Dr. Sheng is involved in studies of gene expression of primary brain cell cultures exposed to drugs, cytokines/chemokines and human viruses/viral proteins.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Sheng WS, Hu S, Lokensgard JR, Peterson PK. U50,488 inhibits HIV-1 Tat-induced monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (CCL2) production by human astrocytes. Biochem Pharmacol. 2003; 65(1):9-14.
  • Hu S, Sheng WS, Lokensgard JR, Peterson PK. Morphine induces apoptosis of human microglia and neurons. Neuropharmacology 2002; 42(6):829-36.
  • Lokensgard JR, Hu S, Sheng WS, vanOijen M, Cox D, Cheeran MC, Peterson PK. Robust expression of TNF-alpha, IL-1beta, RANTES, and IP-10 by human microglial cells during nonproductive infection with herpes simplex virus. J Neurovirol 2001;7:208-219.

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'Wisc-e-sota', a Joint UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium was first held on Friday, Sepbember 20th, 2013 at the Uniiversity of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Cartwright Center. This was 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 were presented by students, postdocs and faculty. The second UMN-UW Virology Training Grant Symposium will be held in the Fall 2014. Details to follow.

The 2014 IMV Symposium will be held on May 12, 2014 and Mark Denison (Vanderbilt) and Bert Semler (UC-Irvine) will be the Keynote Speakers. Click on the link below to register and submit abstracts.

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