The 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Virology Meeting

October 2 to 4, 2019

Our keynote speaker on Friday evening is Diane Griffin, Vice President, National Academy of Sciences, University Distinguished Service Professor, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Additional invited speakers include:

Rosemary Rochford, Professor of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.

Amanda L. Woerman, Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Margo A. Brinton, Regent’s Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia State University,

Heather Hickman, Chief, Viral Immunity and Pathogenesis Unit, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology & Microbiology, NIAID.

Theodore Pierson, Chief, Viral Pathogenesis Section, Chief, Laboratory of Viral Diseases, NIAID,

And special guest:  David Quammen, Emeritus Professor, Montana State University and author of Spillover.

And, we have an added special guest, Kay Holmes, who will help us celebrate 20 years of Rocky Mountain Virology and provide insights on coronaviruses.

There will only be virtual child care this year, but we are planning an exciting children’s program for Saturday evening. More details to come.

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As always, we thank our generous donors, present and past:

Charles Grose, Charles H. Calisher, Sandra L. Quackenbush, Rushika Perera, Randall J. Cohrs, Sara Sawyer, Wendy Maury, Jeff Wilusz, Jacquelin Dudley, Luis Rodriguez, Dan Konet, John S. Parker, Suzanne Vernon

and our all-volunteer organizers.

We also thank our sponsors: Agilent Technology, Active Motif, Viruses and GeneTex

And ongoing support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under their R13 Award mechanism. All content is solely the responsibility of the organizers and presenters and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

The Rocky Mountain Virology Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational charity.

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2020 Meeting