Upcoming Events

Look for us at these upcoming meetings and seminars:

July 14-18, 2018: American Society for Virology Meeting (University of Maryland)

Sat 7/14, 7:00PM, Workshop #2 (Pathogenesis I) W2-7:

Derek Carbaugh "Envelope Protein Glycosylation Mediates Zika Virus Infection In Vivo"

Sat 7/14, 7:00PM, Workshop #8 (Innate Immune Effectors: Cytokines, Chemokines, ISGs, and Antimicrobial Peptides) W8-9:

Becca Cassazza "The Antiviral Effects of Interferon Lambda at the Maternal-Fetal Interface"

Mon 7/16, 1:30PM, Workshop #32 (Adaptive Immunity: Effector Function and Memory) W32-10:

Cesar Lopez "Transplacental IgG Transfer Is Maintained During Maternal Zika Virus Infection"

Mon 7/16, 7:00PM, Workshop #40 (Viral Interference with Host Defense II) W40-10:

Clayton Morrison "Zika Virus Inhibits Toll Pathway Signaling in Mosquito Cells"



May 2018: Welcome to UNC undergrads Claire and Tesia from the SMART program and to Clayton, a visiting scientist from the University of Mount Olive.

April 2018: Congrats to Cesar for receiving a Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine! He will spend one month at UNAN-Leon, Nicaragua studying antibody-mediated protection from Zika virus sexual transmission. Thanks to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for supporting Cesar's research. 


11/1/17: Happy Birthday Lazear Lab!

7/17/17: Congratulations to Cesar & Derek on passing your prelims!

Cesar lopez & derek carbaugh

The Lazear lab July 2017: cesar, becca, derek, helen, melissa

5/24/17: Welcome new Microbiology & Immunology PhD students

our 16 new m&i students recite their graduate student oath

new virologists andy hale, becca casazza, ethan fritch, olivia council, max departee, Bhawana Shrestha, tia morgan

newest lazear lab member becca casazza

March/April 2017 Issue of Carolina Alumni Review highlights Zika virus research at UNC

11/29/16: Panel Discussion: "Unraveling Zika: The Virus and Women" 


Elizabeth Stringer, MD, MSc, OB/GYN

Anne Lyerly, MD, MA, Social Medicine

Helen Lazear, PhD, Microbiology & Immunology

Moderated by Claire Farel, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases

Nov. 29, 2016, 6:30-8:00 PM

Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, UNC Campus

On 11/1, the Lazear Lab turned 1!

Happy birthday, Lazear lab!

Happy birthday, Lazear lab!

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november 2015

november 2016

november 2016

TWiV 407: Tar Heels go viral, part two


Host: Vincent Racaniello

Guests: Ralph BaricKristina De ParisTal KafriHelen LazearMark Heise, and David Margolis

In the second of two shows recorded at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Vincent meets up with faculty members to talk about how they got into science, their research on RNA viruses, and what they would be doing if they were not scientists.

TWiV 375: Zika and you will find


Hosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

Guests: Carolyn CoyneHelen Lazear, and Jeremy Luban

The TWiVziks present everything you want to know about Zika virus, including association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, transmission, epidemiology, and much more.