Church Lecture to Discuss West Nile, Zika Virus Immunity

St. Lawrence University’s Annual Church Lecture in Neuroscience will host Michael Gale, Jr., at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16 in Hepburn Hall, room 218.

Gale is a professor of immunology at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine. His research is focused on understanding the virus-host interactions that regulate innate immunity against flavivirus infection, which includes the West Nile, Zika, and Dengue viruses.

The title of Gale’s lecture is “Innate Immunity in West Nile Virus and Zika Virus Infection: Emerging Neurotropic Flaviviruses.”

The Annual Church Lecture series was established in 2006 by the late Richard Dwight Church of Norwood, New York. At the time, Church stated his hope in endowing the lectureship was “that by learning about current thinking in the field of neuroscience, students and faculty will be inspired to further expand and explore their interests.”

The event is hosted by St. Lawrence University’s departments of biology and psychology and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Department of Biology at 315-229-5294.