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Investigators: Expertise Database

Areas of virus research currently being pursued by IMV investigators at the University of Minnesota. This research includes studies of HIV, AIDS research, Herpes virus, Avian flu (Bird flu), Pandemic flu, SARS and West Nile virus.


Antiviral Drugs and Drug Resistance

Emerging Viruses


HIV/AIDS, Retroviruses, Pararetroviruses

Host Restriction Factors and Innate Immunity

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Virus


Vaccines and Vaccine Development

Viral Immunology

Viral Oncology

Viral Vectors and Gene Therapy

Virus Evolution, Informatics and Epidemiology

Virus-Host Cell Interactions

Virus Pathogenesis

Virus Replication

Virus Structure and Function

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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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