Unraveling the Pathogenesis of Respiratory and Enteric Viruses in Normal and High-Risk Populations

December 5, 2014, 11 a.m. to noon

Stacey Schultz-Cherry, PhD, Faculty Member and Associate, St. Jude's Children's Hospital; Deputy Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Studies of the Ecology of Influenza in Animals and Birds; Memphis, Tennessee

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, R3012 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016

Dr. Schultz-Cherry’s talk will focus on understanding the pathogenesis of influenza virus in high risk populations. Specifically, she will discuss unpublished studies that uncovered a previously unrecognized role for an integrin in influenza virus-induced pathogenesis and acute lung injury and her work on the impact of obesity on influenza infection and therapies.