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Matt Mescher



Please join all of CFI in extending our best wishes to Dr. Matt Mescher, who is retiring from the University on November 2.  We will miss your wisdom and experience, but most of all, we will miss the encouragement you have always given to us. We wish you the happiest of retirements.



Tracking the T Cell Repertoire...In the December 2015 issue of Nature Reviews Immunology, Dr. Ron Germain describes two seminal papers over the past 25 years from Dr. Marc Jenkins and colleagues that introduced new techniques for the analysis of the T cell repertoire.

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  • Vaiva Vezys, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

  • Daniel Mueller, MD

    Director of Rhuematic and Autoimmunie Diseases; Professor, Medicine

  • Michael Farrar, PhD

    Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position.

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    November 30: 

    Immunology Journal Club:         
    Emily Thompson, Vezys Lab

    "Temperature-dependent innate defense against the common cold virus limits viral replication at warm temperature in mouse airway cells"

    10:30-11:30 a.m. | 2-115 CCRB

    November 30: 

    Immunology MICaB Seminar: 
    Akiko Iwasaki, PhD

    “Antiviral immunity at the mucosal surfaces”

    12:15-1:15 p.m. | 1-125 CCRB

    December 7: 

    Immunology Journal Club:
    Jenkins Lab

    10:30-11:30 a.m. | 2-115 CCRB