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KSHV LANA generates novel cytoplasmic proteins through non canonical translation initiation J Virol. 2012 Dec 19


Dr. Reety Arora defends her PhD thesis and publishes a killer paper in Science Translational Medicine. Congratulations, Reety! Badhai ho!


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Audio Description of KSHV Discovery

Initial description of KSHV, includes early work on KSHV culture and development of a serologic test.


Discovery of KSHV. This was presented a month after the initial publication on KSHV (http://www.tumorvirology.pitt.edu/lab pubs/Chang.1994.Science.pdf), and includes a wealth of previously unpublished data, including proof for a new human herpesvirus (http://www.tumorvirology.pitt.edu/lab pubs/549.pdf) (part 1), the first isolation of the KSHV (http://www.tumorvirology.pitt.edu/lab pubs/7670109.pdf) (part 2) and the first blood test for the virus (http://www.tumorvirology.pitt.edu/lab pubs/549.pdf) (part 2).

2nd National Conference on Human Retroviruses and Related Infections
Washington, DC, January 29, 1995
Moderator: Dr. Steven Miles
Speaker: Patrick S. Moore, Columbia University

KSHV 1995 Part 1 (13:05) mp3 (right click link to download file, 12.1 MB)

KSHV 1995 Part 2 (16:04) mp3 (right click link to download file, 14.8 MB)

KSHV 1995 Q&A Part 3 (10:32) mp3 (right click link to download file, 9.7 MB)