The American Society for Virology was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for investigators of human, animal, insect, plant, fungal, and bacterial viruses, whether the research involves clinical, ecological, biological, or biochemical approaches. The stated aim of the Society is to promote the exchange of information and stimulate discussion and collaboration among scientists active in all aspects of virology. These goals are achieved by means of meetings organized or sponsored by the Society, obtaining for the members reduced subscription rates for virological journals, soliciting travel grants to attend national and international meetings and representation on national and international councils.
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The information and resources listed in this new addition to our website is brought to you through the Society's Education and Career Development Committee 

Stacey Schultz-Cherry

Committee Members 
Hector Aguilar-Carreno (2016)
Sonja M. Best (2015)
Karl W. Boehme (2017) 
Kyle L. Johnson (2016) 
Wendy Maury (2017) 
John S.L. Parker (2017)
John Williams (2015)

Suggested Links of Interest and Available Resources: 

ASV Virology Job Site

The ASV Virology Job site is a free resource brought to you by the American Society for Virology. Please use the site ( to list all the virology jobs available in your labs, departments, institutions and companies and refer it to your friends and colleagues. You can also access the site from the ASV homepage.

  • This is the only Virology specific job site on the Net.
  • Search for jobs by type, keyword and/or region
  • Establish a Job Alert for automatic notification about new job postings
  • Post jobs from your lab, department or company in appropriate categories for Virology
  • Completely FREE!

This site was created in association with “All the Virology on the WWW” (
The Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource, ViPR ( is a NIAID-funded, freely available database that integrates data from multiple databases and provides a suite of bioinformatics analysis tools for the support of virus pathogen research.

  • Search: genomes, genes & proteins, immune epitopes, 3D protein structures, and more.
  • Analyze & visualize: multiple sequence alignment (MSA), phylogenetic tree, similar sequence identification (BLAST), SNP analysis, metadata comparative genomics, sequence feature variant types, virus genome annotation, and more.
  • Save & Share: store data and analysis results; integrate ViPR data with your laboratory data; and share results and data with collaborators.

The Influenza Research Database, IRD ( is a NIAID-funded, freely available database that provides a diverse set of integrated datasets (both publicly available and computed) and a suite of bioinformatics analysis tools for the support of influenza research.

  • Search: influenza segment and protein sequences, avian and mammalian surveillance data, virus phenotypic characteristics, influenza strain information, immune epitopes, 3D protein structures, and more.
  • Analyze & visualize: multiple sequence alignment (MSA), similar sequence identification (BLAST), SNP analysis, short peptides of interest identification, phylogenetic tree, sequence feature variant types, and more.
  • Save & share: store data and analysis results in private personalized workbench; integrate IRD data with your laboratory data; and share results and data with collaborators.

History of Virology
This site is supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to the American Society for Virology and is part of the Sloan Foundation Program on the Recent History of Science and Engineering of the Web. This ASV site is on the history of structural virology and was created by Sondra and Milton Schlesinger, Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, who are responsible for its content.

BrainTrack is a directory of the world's universities and colleges. It indexes and contains information about universities, polytechnics, colleges and other higher educational institutions from over 190 countries. A variety of higher education datasources throughout the world are referenced, including governments and other publicly available resources. Established in 1996, BrainTrack ( profiles almost every US higher-education institution with original overviews, home page links, detailed degree data, similar schools, and more. It links to over 10,000 university and college sites throughout the world and the links are organized regionally and updated continually. There are no fees or registrations required for using BrainTrack. The site is committed to providing up-to-date information; however, the accuracy of what is presented within BrainTrack is not guaranteed. Please always confirm any information in question directly with the institution.
Poxvirus Bioinformatics Resource Center
This Center has been established to provide resources to the scientific community for basic research and to facilitate the development of novel antiviral therapies and vaccines against human orthopoxvirus infections as well as approaches for environmental detection of virons and the rapid diagnosis of disease. The Center provides a relational database that supports data storage of poxvirus genomic sequences, and annotation and analysis of poxvirus ORF; web-based data mining and sequence analysis tools; software for analysis of complete genomes; a poxvirus literature resource; a repository of poxvirus species and strains (at ATCC); and a discussion forum.

All the Virology on the WWW  
One of the best single sites for Virology information on the Internet, containing a collection of all the virology-related Web sites that might be of interest to virologists and others interested in learning more about viruses. The site links and catalogs virology, microbiology, and related pages world-wide and contains on-line courses and tutorials; a listing of scientific meetings; post-doctoral and other job listings and resources for employment in academic, government, corporate, and consulting fields.

American Type Culture Collection
The new ATCC global bioresource center web site includes products, catalogs, and an on-line order placement service.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Career Network
Job announcements, Government & Politics, New Grant Competitions, Community Colleges, Campus Life, articles and links to other sites of interest.
One of the leading on-line sources for graduate and post-graduate information. Programs are listed in easy-to-use and very functional curriculum-based directories that include program descriptions, contact information and links.

NIH Research Training Opportunities: Extramural Training Mechanisms
This National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research web site provides a compendium of training opportunities at various institutes of the NIH. The training mechanisms are listed by your level of professional development, i.e., high school, undergraduate (college) opportunities, pre-doctoral graduate student, and postdoctoral. Career resources, forms, and other job links are available on this site.

National Academy Press
Publisher for the National Academies

Public Health Image Library, CDC, Atlanta, GA
PHILTM is an extensive collection of still images, image sets, and multimedia files related to public health. This site contains medical images that might be unsuitable for children.
Science, Math, and Engineering Career Resources
The PhDs.Org science career library contains information for scientists and would-be scientists at all levels, from high school students through Nobel laureates. The site includes: Grad School Ratings, Job Listings, and Post a Job services.

Science's NEXTWAVE...resources for the next generation of scientists!
Job market news; career transitions; job hunting; diversity in the workplace; postdoc and faculty issues; highlights for graduate students; salary survey; and much more. This site is developed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The on-line study abroad information resource for college level, international education programs. Here you will find listings for thousands of study abroad programs in more than 100 countries throughout the world. Directories of programs are organized by both destination country and curriculum. You will also find hundreds of links to study abroad program home pages and a wealth of related information.

Canadian Universities
This list includes all institutions that are members of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, as well as other institutions that offer full-time study at the university credit level.

Web, U.S. Universities, by State
This page of UT Austin Web Central contains a list of regionally accredited U.S. universities organized by state. Only one server is listed for each campus: the primary central server. In the absence of a central server, another server may be selected.

Yahoo List of Universities (by Region)
Complete listing of universities throughout the world. Search by country or by state for universities located within the United States of America.

Bibliography of Dengue
1400 reference bibliography of dengue available; no charge. Send email request to:
Graduate Degree Advantage
Here is a good resource for all around information on any graduate degree.

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