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. 

2018-2019 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; the full seminar schedule is posted by the Microbiology Immunology and Cancer Biology program (MICaB).

September 10:  1-125 CCRB
Todd Brusko, PhD
Heterogeneity in Type 1 Diabetes; Lessons from Pancreatic Organ Donors
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

September 24:  1-125 CCRB
Andrea Schietinger, PhD
"Molecular programs defining tumor-specific T cell differentiation and dysfunction"
Immunology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Host: Steve Jameson (612) 625-1496

October 8:  1-125 CCRB
Ananda Goldrath, PhD
"Making and maintaining T cell immunity"
Molecular Biology Section in the Division of Biology, University of California, San Diego, CA
Host: Steve Jameson (612) 625-1496

October 22:  1-125 CCRB
John Harty, PhD
"Immunity to Liver-Stage Malaria"
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

November 5:  1-125 CCRB
Megan Levings, PhD
"Engineering Tregs for tolerance induction"
Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417
Sponsored in part by biolegend

November 26:  1-125 CCRB
Andy Luster, MD, PhD
"Chemokines in checkpoint blockade cancer immunotherapy and Treg function"
Center for Immunology & Inflammatory Diseases and Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Host: Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650

December 10:  1-125 CCRB
Martin Prlic, PhD
"A Single-Cell Analysis Pipeline to Define Immune Responses in Human Mucosal Tissues"
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle WA

Host: Steve Jameson (612) 625-1496

February 4:  1-125 CCRB
Carla Rothlin, PhD
"Resolution of Inflammation"
Department of Immunobiology and of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Host: Bryce Binstadt (612) 626-4598
Sponsored in part by biolegend

February 18:  1-125 CCRB
David Underhill, PhD
"Commensal Fungi in Intestinal Inflammation"
Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CA

Host: Tanya Freedman (612) 301-8313

March 4:  1-125 CCRB
Maria Bettini, PhD
"Finding self: TCR determinants of tolerance and autoimmunity”
Department of Pediatrics-Diabetes and Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
Host: Bryce Binstadt (612) 626-4598
Sponsored in part by biolegend

March 25:  1-125 CCRB
Hubert Tse, PhD
"Oxidative Stress, Antiviral Responses in Type 1 Diabetes and Islet Transplantation"
Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

April 8:  1-125 CCRB
Julie Magarian Blander, PhD
"Pathways of antigen cross-presentation"
Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, New York, NY

Host: Kris Hogquist (612) 625-1616
Sponsored in part by biolegend

April 22:  1-125 CCRB
Hongbo Chi, PhD
"Systems Immunology and mTORC1 signaling in metabolic control of adaptive immunity"
Department of Immunology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Host: Bruce Blazer (612) 626-2734

May 6:  1-125 CCRB
Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, IL
Host: Immunology Student Invited Speaker
Sponsored in part by biolegend