The Center for Immunology is an interdisciplinary research program at the University of Minnesota devoted to advancing the field of immunology and educating future immunologists.
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23 UMN Faculty Named on 2020 Highly Cited Researchers List
Bryce Binstadt, MD is named director of Pediatric Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Yoji Shimizu has helped launch Faculty Fighting Racism an initiative created as a first step to provide resources for understanding anti-racism and empowering faculty to take action.
New Findings of Atherosclerosis identified in study led by the Williams Lab
AAI bestows their highest honor the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Marc Jenkins
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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.
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.
Intravital mucosal imaging of CD8+ resident memory T cells shows tissue-autonomous recall responses that amplify secondary memory
Using two-photon intravital microscopy to visualize the responses of CD8+ resident memory T cells (Trm cells), Post Doctoral fellows in Masopust, Vezys, and Fife labs found that the Trm cells were highly motile but would pause and undergo in situ division after antigen challenge. Read more
Co-housing with pet store mice changes the immune system of laboratory mice
Nature highlights the work of Lalit Beura, Sara Hamilton, Marc Jenkins, Vaiva Vezys, Steve Jameson, Dave Masopust, et.al. and their evidence of how laboratory rodents can skew immunology research but that "dirty mice" can clean up the results Read more
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
Dual TCR T Cells: Identity Crisis or Multitaskers?
Research ethics at the University of Minnesota
MICaB-Immunology Invited Speaker Seminar
"Secrets of transcriptional regulation uncovered from nascent transcription"
Tues. Seminars: Feb 23
Scientific Program & Project Management
Wed. Seminars: Feb. 24
9:15-10:00 a.m.| Zoom:here
"The digestive tract microbiome as a contributor to diabetes and heart failure etiology"
"Linking diet with the microbiome"
Thurs. Seminars: Feb. 25
Advisor: Geoff Hart
“Characterization of adaptive NK cells in malaria”
12:00-1:00 p.m.| Zoohere
Dr. Marcia Haigis
When to Say No and When to Say Yes
12:00-1:00 p.m.|Register here
Imposter Syndrome: Addressing it Individually and the Attributes of Organizations that Remedy it
4:45–6:15 p.m.|Register here
How to Find and Cultivate Industry Mentor
Friday Seminars: Feb. 26
Minoli Perera PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Northwestern University
"Discoveries in the African Ancestry Genome: Precision Medicine for All"
4 Things to consider if you want to start a business or be a freelancer
11:00-12:00 p.m.|Register here
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