Dear Ranavirus community,

It is great to hear such broad support for the Ranavirus course, bot those interested in taking it and those willing to offer lectures! We will definitely work to make this a reality. If you have suggestions,ideas, or otherwise would like to be involved, please feel free to email me: [log in to unmask] 



Jesse Brunner
Associate Professor & Director of the Global Ranavirus Consortium
School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University
283 Eastlick Hall / PO Box 644236
Pullman, WA 99164 USA
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From: Global Ranavirus Consortium <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Greg Chinchar
Sent: Monday, 7 May 2018 12:22 AM
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Subject: Re: Ranavirus Course 2.0


Well, if it does happen and you need a lecture....I'd be willing.  


All the best.  




On Sat, May 5, 2018 at 2:24 PM, Gray, Matt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Greg –


Good question.  After we taught the first course over ranaviruses in 2016, I raised the prospect to GRC Board to transform it into online modules where individual lectures or portions of the course could be purchased. Given that we have MP4 videos and PDFs of slides and required readings for each lecture, this would be an easy transition.  We also could set up an online multiple-choice testing module for individuals that wanted to receive official “continuing education” credit. In general, the Board supported the idea, but a decision was made to postpone development because some Board members were concerned that offering an online course would reduce participation in the upcoming (2017) International Symposium on Ranaviruses (ISR). As you know, I’ve moved into the Past Director position so GRC leadership has been passed on to Jesse and Tom.  I still think it is a great idea for the GRC to offer this outreach, professional development service. The course also could function to generate funds for the GRC to support travel grants and other needs of the biennial ISRs.  After the 2016 course, there was a lot of interest expressed by various professionals and students to offer a Ranavirus course 2.0.  I suspect that interest remains if there’s support from the GRC Board and someone (or an ad hoc committee) is willing to champion organization of it. 


All the Best, Matt 


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A while back there was interest in another ion-line ranavirus course....did that ever "make" ?




On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:14 PM, Gray, Matt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello All:


NIMBioS (a NSF Center located at the University of Tennessee) recently advertised several post-doctoral fellowships.  Please see below.


Although these are “targeted” post-docs with particular labs, NIMBioS post-docs are encouraged to collaborate on other projects.  Over the years, the UT Center for Wildlife Health has mentored several NIMBioS post-docs with interests in wildlife diseases.  


All the Best, Matt

Matthew J. Gray, Ph.D., Professor

Co-chair, PARC National Disease Task Team

Chair, Research Working Group of the North American Bsal Task Force
Past Director,
 Global Ranavirus Consortium 
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