Seminars & Lectures


Looking for a seminar related to immunology? Here's your gateway to what's happening when.

The Center for Immunology presents outstanding speakers in the field of allergy and immunology.

 MICaB Kickoff is a yearly luncheon sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in which faculty and graduate students come together to welcome new graduate students and new faculty members.  The luncheon also includes a poster session that highlights the work of current graduate students in the program.

Find Data and Journal clubs


Come and enjoy Tea, Coffee,Treats and Immunology Talk in an informal setting.

Every Monday and Thursday
2:30 p.m. 2-163 WMBB

 Immunology Journal Club and Super Group

  • Immunology Journal Club- is a weekly gathering of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to evaluate recent immunological articles with an interactive discussion. To view presenter schedule and links for papers click here
    Every Monday at 10:30 a.m. in
    2-115 CCRB. 
  • Immunology Super Group- is a weekly meeting in which graduate students and postdocs from CFI laboratories present their research work in progress to the entire CFI community.  
    Every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in
    1-125 CCRB

Immunology Presenter Calendar


To schedule time with a speaker, please contact his or her host. 

2016-2017 Immunology MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar

12:00–1:15 p.m., locations listed with session

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for Immunology. 

These are the immunology-focused sessions; full seminar schedule is posted by the Microbiology Immunology and Cancer Biology program (MICaB).

September 12:  1-125 CCRB
Avery August, PhD
“Kinase turntabilism: tuning T cell effector responses.”
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Host: Steve Jameson (612) 625-1496

September 26:  1-125 CCRB
Megan Sykes, MD
“Tracking the human allo response in transplant recipients” 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University, New York, NY
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

October 3:  1-125 CCRB
Rafi Ahmed, PhD
"T Cell Memory and Exhaustion"
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Host: David Masopust (612) 625-4666 and Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650
Sponsored in part by Biothera

October 17:  1-125 CCRB
John Kappler, PhD
"Breaking through T cell self-tolerance"
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417
Sponsored in part by BioLegend

November 7:  1-125 CCRB
Larry Turka, MD
“Regulatory T Cells - from Basic Biology to the Clinic"
Center for Transplantation Sciences (CTS), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715
Sponsored in part by Miltenyi Biotec

December 5:  1-125 CCRB
Shane Crotty, PhD
Vaccine immune response evaluation. Assessing the engines of affinity maturation: germinal centers and Tfh cells.”
Department of Immunology, La Jolla Institute, San Diego, CA
Host: PhD Student Invite
Sponsored in part by Transnetyx

January 30:  1-125 CCRB
June Round, PhD
"The immune system sculpts the microbiota to prevent obesity and metabolic disease" 
Department of Pathology, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

February 13:  1-125 CCRB
Russell Vance, PhD
“Strategies for Cytosolic Surveillance of Bacterial Pathogens”
Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Host: Bryce Binstadt (612) 626-4598

February 27:  1-125 CCRB
Virginia Shapiro, PhD
"Regulation of T cell development and lineage commitment by Hdac3"
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Host: Mike Farrar (612) 625-0401
Sponsored in part by Tonbo

March 13:  1-125 CCRB
Jane Buckner, MD
"The Role of IL-6 in T1D"
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA
Host: Jerry Molitor (612) 626-6100
Sponsored in part by Miltenyi Biotec

March 27:  1-125 CCRB
Dan Littman, PhD
"Shaping of Immune Responses by the Microbiota."
Department of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
Host: Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650

Sponsored in part by BioLegend

April 10:  1-125 CCRB
Arlene Sharpe, PhD, MD
"Multifaceted Functions of the PD-1 Pathway"
Division of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Host: Bruce Blazar (612) 626-2734
Sponsored in part by BioLegend

April 24:  1-125 CCRB
Amy Andreotti, PhD
"Exploring the conformational switches within the Tec kinases; regulating the immune response at the molecular level”
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715 and Tanya Freedman (612) 301-8313
Sponsored in part by Bio-Techne

May 8:  1-125 CCRB
Darrell Irvine, PhD
"Engineering immunity in cancer"
Department of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715
Sponsored in part by Bio-Techne