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Virus Working Group: Training in Molecular Medicine

Welcome to the Virus Working Group

The Ohio State University and Nationwide Childrens Hospital Virus Working Group was officially founded in 1997 to bring investigators together with interrelated research interests in virus biology, host response to infectious pathogens, and cancer biology. The overarching mission is to foster interactions among our laboratories to improve the basic and translational approaches to treating infectious disease and cancer. The Group has grown to over 20 laboratories representing multiple departments and graduate programs. We actively engage the Comprehensive Cancer Center Viral Oncology Program, the Center for Retrovirus Research, the Public Health Preparedness in Infectious Diseases Program, and the Center for Microbial Interface Biology to share events and research resources. Since 1997, the Group has organized the weekly virology laboratories meeting where we participate in presentations from principal investigators, trainees, and invited speakers. In 2000, the Group initiated the annual Distinquished Research Career Award (DRCA) lectureship. This 2-day event brings together graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and the invited speaker to share their current research. The DRCA, weekly lab meeting and other events foster rich scientific exchange and collaboration. We invite you to take a closer look at the opportunities for PhD and for post-PhD research training and our upcoming events.

For more information please contact:

Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, PhD
Professor, Veterinary Biosciences
Patrick Green, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for
Research and Graduate Studies
The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210