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Affiliate Investigators

The IMV is proud of its interaction with virus researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Formal interactions with investigators at the Mayo Clinic include the Annual IMV Symposium at the University of Minnesota.

Many IMV Affiliate Members at the Mayo Clinic participate in the Mayo Graduate School's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. To learn more about summer research opportunities for undergraduate students, see: Mayo SURF.

IMV Affiliate Investigators at the Mayo Clinic

Andrew Badley, M.D.

HIV, apoptosis

Robert Cattaneo, Ph.D.

measles, oncolytic viruses

Mark Federspiel , Ph.D.


Yasuhiro Ikeda, DVM, Ph.D.

HIV, HIV vectors

Kah-Whye Peng, Ph.D.

oncolytic viruses

Eric Poeschla, M.D.

HIV, lentiviral biology and vectors, integration, host factors

Gregory Poland, M.D.

measles, vaccinology

Raymund Razonable, M.D.

clinical CMV disease

Moses Rodriguez, M.D.

LCMV, theiler's virus model of multiple sclerosis

Steve Russell, M.D., Ph.D.

measles, other gene therapy applications

Robert Simari, M.D.

gene therapy, cardiovascular pathobiology

Richard Vile, Ph.D.

viral vector gene therapy of cancer

Stacey Vlahakis, M.D.

HIV, apoptosis, Hep C


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Featured News & Events

'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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