October 2015

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Kathy Spindler Guests: Michael Imperiale, Adam Lauring, and Akira Ono Vincent visits the University of Michigan where he and Kathy speak with Michael, Adam, and Akira about polyomaviruses, virus evolution, and virus assembly, on the occasion of naming the department of Microbiology & Immunology a Milestones in Microbiology site. Click arrow to play […]


Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Blossom Damania Vincent speaks with Blossom about her laboratory’s research on Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, including how it transforms cells, the switch between lytic and latent replication, and its interaction with the innate immune system of the host. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 359 (66 MB .mp3, 68 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Damania Laboratory Modulation of […]


Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: Ileana Cristea Vincent meets up with Ileana at Princeton University to talk about how her laboratory integrates molecular virology, mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and bioinformatics to unravel the interplay between virus and host. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 358 (61 MB .mp3, 84 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Cristea Laboratory Ileana’s work previously on TWiV […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler Guest: Jens Kuhn Jens joins the TWiVomics to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of viral taxonomy, including its history and evolution, how viruses are ordered, and why T. rex was classified without having a living isolate. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 357 (99 MB .mp3, 137 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Jens’ previous […]