Congratulations are in order for Dr. Lei Wei, who won the highly coveted “Best Talk by Postdoctoral Researcher” prize at the Princeton University Annual Molecular Biology Departmental Retreat this year! His talk, which had the riveting title “Making a murderer – Formation of hepatitis B virus cccDNA”, featured his recent work identifying host factors necessary for the formation of HBV cccDNA.
Congratulations also to Ila, who presented a poster on her work titled “Isocotoin Potently Inhibits Hepatitis E Virus Replication through Interference with Heat Shock Protein 90”!
The retreat was held in the beachside town of Avalon, New Jersey, and the whole lab enjoyed learning about the science happening in our department. We thank the Princeton University Molecular Biology Department, in particular Terry MacFarland, for organizing this consistently wonderful event every year.