2018 UNC-Duke Viral Oncology & AIDS Malignancy Symposium poster competition winners
From left to right: Ricardo Rivera-Soto; Joshua Messinger; Rachele Bigi; Blossom Damania; Dia Beachboard; and Micah Luftig. (Credit: Dirk Dittmer)

The symposium included presentations by Robert Yarchoan, MD, chief of the National Cancer Institute HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch; Ann M. Moormann, PhD, MPH, associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology; and Micah Luftig, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at Duke University.

The symposium was sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease, UNC Lineberger, the Duke Cancer Institute, the Center for AIDS Research at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Center for AIDS Research at Duke.

Awards were given for the top poster presenters. The winners included:

Rachele Bigi, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at UNC Lineberger from the lab of Dirk Dittmer, PhD, co-director of the UNC Lineberger virology and global oncology programs and professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology; Dia Beachboard, PhD, from the lab of Stacy Horner, PhD, assistant professor at Duke Molecular Biology and Genetics; Ricardo Rivera-Soto, from the lab of Blossom Damania, PhD, co-director of the UNC Lineberger virology and global oncology programs and Boshamer Distinguished Professor and vice dean for research; and Joshua Messinger from the lab of Micah Luftig, PhD, director of the Duke Center for Virology.