Two faculty members from the University of Minnesota Medical School received the 2019 Distinguished Lectureship Award on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship (DDRL). David Masopust, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and in the Center for Immunology, and Melissa Geller, MD, MS, associate professor and division director for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, were the two awardees recognized for their outstanding research.

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The program project grant "Mechanisms of Peripheral Induction of T-cell Tolerance" is funded for another 5 years.  This grant has been sponsored by NIH for the last 21 years and continues to support great research in CFI.

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 Under the direction of Dr. David Masopust, researchers in the Center for Immunology are working on an HIV vaccine.


Dr. Henrique Borges da Silva has been awarded the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, which provides an opportunity for promising postdoctoral scientists to receive both mentored and independent research support from the same award. 

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Former UMN researcher Max D. Cooper, M.D. along with his colleague Jacques Miller, Ph.D. win the 2019 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 

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The Center for Immunology would like to congratulate Dr. Marc Jenkins, who has been appointed a Regents Professor of the University of Minnesota. The Regents Professorship is the highest honor the University of Minnesota can bestow on its faculty.

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The American Association of Immunologists has announced the new 2019-20 AAI Council.

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Dr. Stromnes was awarded the 2019 Julia Stagliano Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Catalyst Grant for her research project "Overcoming Immunotherapy Resistance in Pancreas Cancer".

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On August 25, 2019, NBC news quoted Dr. Alex Khoruts in regards to the lack of guidelines for fecal microbiota transplants (FMTs).