Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler A swarm of virologists discusses testing of a MERS coronavirus vaccine for camels, and how a neuronal stress pathway reactivates herpes simplex virus. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 369 (86 MB .mp3, 118 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode MERS coronavirus vaccine for camels (Science) 22:45 WHO MERS summary Neuronal stress pathway and herpes simplex virus […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Kathy Spindler With their usual verve, the virus virtuosos illuminate a new method to identify all the viral nucleic acids in a sample, and regulation of viral gene expression by codon usage. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 362 (82 MB .mp3, 113 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode […]


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 […]


TWiV 348: Chicken shift

August 2, 2015

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Rich Condit Vincent and Rich discuss fruit fly viruses, one year without polio in Nigeria, and a permissive Marek’s disease viral vaccine that allows transmission of virulent viruses. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 348 (77 MB .mp3, 106 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Virology tenure-track position at NCI (pdf) 9:30 ASM Agar Art Contest 11:00 Nigeria on brink of polio […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler Tre TWiV amici present three snippets and a side of sashimi: how herpesvirus inhibits host cell gene expression by disrupting transcription termination. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 339 (72 MB .mp3, 100 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Links for this episode Searching for Steamer in the oceans Lassa fever death in NJ (CDC and […]

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TWiV 213: Not bad for a hobby

December 30, 2012

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Alan Dove, and Kathy Spindler In their final episode of the year, the TWiV team reviews twelve cool virology stories from 2012. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 213 (88 MB .mp3, 122 min) Subscribe to TWiV (free): iTunes, RSS feed, email Twelve virology stories from 2012: H5N1 (TWiV 190, 182, 177, 173, 168) Polymorphisms […]

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Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Matthew Daugherty, Jondavid deJong, Helen Lazear, Stefan Oliver, and Cara Pager. Vincent returns to Madison, Wisconsin and meets with postdocs to discuss their science and their careers. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 194 (69 MB .mp3, 94 minutes). Subscribe to TWiV (free) in iTunes , at […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Sarah Connolly, Andrew Karaba, Robert Lamb, and Greg Smith Vincent visits with members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Northwestern University School of Medicine to discuss their work on herpesviruses and parainfluenzaviruses. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV 185 (64 MB .mp3, 88 minutes). Subscribe […]


Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Rich Condit, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, and Alfred Sacchetti Vincent, Rich, Alan, and Dickson speak with Alfred Sacchetti, MD, Chief of Emergency Services at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, about viral infections encountered in the emergency room. Click the arrow above to play, or right-click to download TWiV #132 (48 MB .mp3, 100 minutes). […]


TWiV 115: Color me infected

January 9, 2011

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Marc Pelletier Vincent, Alan, Rich and Marc discuss the finding that a limited number of incoming herpesviral genomes can replicate and express in a cell, and controlling viral replication in Aedes aegypti with a Wolbachia symbiont. Click the arrow above to play, or right click to download TWiV #115 (84 MB […]