Yeast Genetics Sheds Light on Human Diseases

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

VCU Honors College will host Assistant Professor Derek Prosser, Ph.D., for a Berglund seminar. He will discuss yeast genetics and how understanding the molecular mechanisms of membrane transport and identifying ways to manipulate specific pathways can have wide-ranging implications for human health and disease. Contact the email below for the event link. For more information, contact Jared Johnson at or visit

‘Differences in the Cervicovaginal Microbiomes of Women Who Naturally Control HIV Progression’

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 from noon to 1 p.m.

Join the VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research for an online KL2 Visiting Scholar Seminar featuring Katherine Michel, Ph.D., MPH, Georgetown-Howard University. She will discuss her current research into how a small percentage of HIV-positive people naturally control HIV viral levels without using antiretroviral medications. Register at the following URL. For more information, contact Rob Direnzo at or visit