Category Archives: 10/22/14: UNL Virologist, David Dunigan, PhD

10/27 Speaker: UNL Center for Virology, David Dunigan, PhD

David Dunigan, PhD at UNL told us a lot about the virus research on east campus.  The following is a potion of the purpose of this facility, “developing partnerships between basic and clinical researchers, working with human, animal, and potentially important plant systems with a common goal of unraveling the mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and replication. The understanding of these fundamental processes will enable the design of novel vaccines and therapeutic strategies to block disease.”

Dr. Dunigan also gave us information regarding Ebola and other viruses.  It was a very informative and interesting conversation!

OTHER MEETING NOTES…

Sertoman of the Day (SOD)
Clues: This guy was born in Nebraska; He was sponsored by Wayne Rullifson; His nickname was Weird Wally…
The SOD was… Don Piersol

New Member
 It was announced that Clyde Johnson was approved by the board as the newest member of Gateway Sertoma.

Football Pick’em
Another tie this week!  The yardage tie-breaker went to Ron Grebe.

Another Good Okto Beerfest!
Harold Klein reported that we had another good year at the Beerfest.  The total revenue is not in yet, but he feels that we will the the $20,000 goal.  Harold complimented Don Tawzer for his help in putting together a successful silent auction.  Next year’s Beerfest is in planning mode already.  Harold would like you to contact him about any new ideas you might have that would make this event bigger and better in 2015.

DONT FORGET TO BRING IN THOSE BOX TOPS!