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Binstadt Lab is hiring a new Post Doctoral Fellow
The Binstadt Lab in the University of Minnesota’s Center for Immunology seeks a new post-doctoral
fellow. This individual will work together with our team to explore mechanisms of cardiovascular
inflammation in the setting of systemic autoimmunity.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in biological science and have a recent track record of publication
of first-author peer-reviewed manuscripts.
● Preference will be given to applicants with Ph.D. degrees in Immunology (particularly
Autoimmunity) and/or expertise in Vascular Biology, particularly the role of inflammation in the
● Experience working with small animal models, flow cytometry, immunofluorescent microscopy,
and analysis of transcriptomic data (e.g. scRNASeq) or similar large datasets is preferred.
● Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise in developing scientific
protocols, scientific writing, and outstanding letters of reference.
Please apply online using job code 340404. Also, email a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Bryce
Binstadt, MD, Ph.D. Fujob description here
AAI bestows their highest honor the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Marc Jenkins
The American Association of Immunologists (AAI) has bestowed their highest honor on Dr. Marc Jenkins. The 2020-21 Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a deserving AAI member for a career of scientific achievement and for contributions to AAI and fellow immunologists and to the field of immunology. For more information on all of Dr. Jenkins's achievements go here. CFI would like to extend our congratulations and thank Dr. Jenkins for his guidance and leadership as well as the inspiration he inspires as a teacher, mentor, and scientist to those not only at our University but worldwide. The Virtual IMMUNOLOGY2021™ will be held May 10–15, the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Jenkins on Monday, May 10, 2021, at 10:30 a.m Check out the lineup of speakers here: z.umn.edu/6sqe
Dr. Kris Hogquist has been Kris has been named a 2021 distinguished Fellow of the American Association of Immunologists(AAI). Meet the class of 2021. The Virtual IMMUNOLOGY2021™ will be held May 10–15, the AAI Distinguished Fellows Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Acknowledgment will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Check out the lineup of speakers here: z.umn.edu/6sqe
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Marc Jenkins elected to the National Academy of Sciences!
CFI is honored to announce that our Director Marc Jenkins, PhD has been elected to the National Academy of SciencesWe are planning a virtual celebration to honor Dr. Jenkins. Please watch for more details on how to join our celebration, dates and time of the celebration will be listed here and on our Twitter account, @CFI_UMN.
CD40 Agonist Overcomes T Cell Exhaustion Induced by Chronic Myeloid Cell IL-27 Production in a Pancreatic Cancer Preclinical Model
The Stromnes lab was recently awarded an RO1 based on the work led by Dr. Adam Burrack. His recent first author J. Immunol and Cell Report papers have identified a mechanistic basis for T cell exhaustion in pancreatic cancer and a feasible clinical strategy to overcome it.
Expansible residence decentralizes immune homeostasis
While working on his doctoral thesis in the Masopust lab, Sathi Wijeyesinghe found that expansibility and tissue residency are generalizable qualities that underlie immune homeostasis, building on our initial exploration of resident memory T cell durability and maintenance, his "story" can be read in the March 2021 edition of Nature.
MHC class II tetramers engineered for enhanced binding to CD4 improve detection of antigen-specific T cells.
T cell memory: Understanding COVID-19As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has progressed, increasing attention has focused on establishing natural and vaccine-induced immunity against this coronavirus and the disease, COVID-19, that it causes. In the 2021 preprint issue of Immunity, Jarjour, Masopust and Jameson explain the fundamental features of T cell memory and their potential relevance for effective immunity to SARS-CoV-2. Read here
Limited proliferation capacity of aortic intima resident macrophages requires monocyte recruitment for atherosclerotic plaque progression
A study published in Nature Immunology which was led by Jesse Williams has formed new answers regarding atherosclerosis, the build-up of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on the artery walls. Read here.
Thymic regulatory T cells arise via two distinct developmental programs
The developmental programs that generate a broad repertoire of regulatory T cells (Treg cells) able to respond to both self-antigens and non-self antigens remain unclear. Here the Farrar lab et al. found that mature Treg cells were generated through two distinct developmental programs involving CD25+ Treg cell progenitors and Foxp3lo Treg cell progenitors (Foxp3lo TregP cells). Read more
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