Mr Alberto Ospina Stella – Pulling the strings: How HIV hijacks the cellular muscles to spread the infection

Event type: 
Event date: 
Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Berg Family Foundation Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney

Contact for bookings: 
Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or
Booking deadline: 
Friday, 27 September 2019 - 5:00pm

A catered lunch will be provided at 12:30pm. Please RSVP to by COB Friday 27 September.

Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Mr Alberto Ospina Stella

Mr Alberto Ospina Stella

PhD Student, Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program, Kirby Institute

Alberto Ospina Stella is PhD Student in his final year at the Kirby Institute (Immunovirology and Pathogenesis Program). Originally from Venezuela and formed in Germany (B.Sc. + M.Sc. in molecular medicine), his research focuses on the frontier of host-pathogen interactions and their potential implications for modern medicine.


HIV uses many tricks to hijack the cellular actin cytoskeleton. Thereby, it manipulates our immune cells’ shape and movement in ways that promote viral spread. Join us for a highly visual presentation about a PhD journey, which combines high-resolution imaging and functional infection assays to dissect this unique biological interaction.