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This Week in Virology Live at ASM 4.21.17 Featured

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If you are coming to Washington, D.C., for the March for Science, please join ASM and the This Week in Virology podcast on the day before for a live show at ASM headquarters on Friday, April 21st at 2 p.m., where hosts Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Rich Condit and Alan Dove will join ASM CEO Stefano Bertuzzi and ASM President Susan Sharp to discuss the state of science communication.

Seats are limited, please RSVP by clicking the buton below.

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Event starts promptly at 2 pm, please arrive early.

For those of you who are unable to attend in person please tune in for the live stream at the top of this page.


Fri, April 21, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT


American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

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Vincent Racaniello

Vincent Racaniello, PhD, is Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center. He has been studying viruses for over 30 years. In 2008, Racaniello launched the podcast This Week in Virology and since then has published over 400 episodes.

Dickson Despommier

Dickson Despommier, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences and Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a microbiologist/ecologist by training, and for 27 years conducted laboratory-based research on molecular aspects of intracellular parasitism. Despommier helped start TWiV with Racaniello in 2008.

Rich Condit

Rich Condit, PhD, is a recently retired virologist who worked in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida. Condit first appeared on TWiV as a guest in March 2009. After several return appearances, Condit became a regular participant in February of 2010.

Alan Dove

Alan Dove, PhD, is science journalist. His work regularly appears in numerous publications, including the Webby-winning New York Academy of Sciences site, several of the Nature journals, and trade publications such as Drug Discovery and Development and Bioscience Technology. Dove has been a co-host on TWiV since 2008.

Stefano Bertuzzi

Stefano Bertuzzi, PhD is the CEO of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Before joining the non-profit sector, Dr. Bertuzzi was a senior scientific executive in the U.S. Government where he was Director of the Office of Science Policy, Planning, and Communications (OSPPC) at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

Susan Sharp

Susan Sharp, PhD, is the Regional Director for Microbiology and Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratories at Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Sharp has been a clinical microbiologist and an active member of The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) for 30 years