March 7, 2003

Lamb Lecture series is next week at VUMC

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The annual Lamb Lectures in Molecular Pathogenesis will be held Tuesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. in 214 Light Hall and Wednesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in 208 Light Hall.

Dr. Bernard Moss, chief of the Laboratory of Viral Diseases at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is the 2003 Lamb Lecturer.

Moss is a world leader in studies of poxvirus replication and pathogenesis. His major areas of interest include regulation and expression of poxvirus genes, synthesis and processing of viral mRNA, replication of viral DNA, and assembly of mature virions.

Moss has received numerous awards for his research. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Microbiology. His lectures are titled, “Replication, Assembly, and Spread of Poxviruses” and “Poxvirus Host Defense Mechanisms and Recombinant Vaccines.”

The Lamb Lectures are sponsored by the Elizabeth B. Lamb Center for Pediatric Research, an interdisciplinary research unit combining interests in infectious diseases, microbiology, and immunology. The Lamb Center was established by the late George C. Lamb in honor of his wife, Elizabeth B. Lamb of Durham, N.C.

For more information contact Dr. Terry Dermody at 343-9943.