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. 

2019-2020 Immunology MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar

12:00–1:15 p.m., locations listed with the 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 9:  1-125 CCRB
Paul Kubes, PhD
Imaging sterile injury and infection in vivo
Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Host: Bryce Binstadt (612) 626-4598

September 16:  1-125 CCRB
Kai Wucherpfennig, MD, PhD
"Mechanisms of resistance to cancer immunotherapy"
Cancer Immunology and Virology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417
Sponsored in part by R&D Systems

September 30:  1-125 CCRB
Stephen McSorley, PhD
**MICaB alumni invited speaker**

"CD4 T cell responses to bacterial infection"
Center for Comparative Medicine SVM: Anatomy, Physiology & Cell Biology, University of California, Davis
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

October 28:  1-125 CCRB
Anita Chong, PhD
"B cells as mediators and antagonists of transplantation tolerance"
Section of Transplantation, The University of Chicago, IL
Host: Bruce Blazer (612) 626-2734

November 11:  1-125 CCRB
Gwendalyn Randolph, PhD
"Impact of tertiary lymphoid tissue on immune cell and molecular trafficking in IBD"

Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO
Host: Kris Hogquist (612) 625-1616
Sponsored in part by R&D Systems

December 2:  1-125 CCRB
Joao Pereira, PhD
"Cell circuits, B cells, and systemic responses to microbial infections"
Department of Immunobiology and of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Host: Mike Farrar (612) 625-0401
Sponsored in part by biolegend

December 16:  1-125 CCRB
Jessica Hamerman, PhD
**EWIS Nominated Speaker**
"Toll-like receptor signaling, monocyte differentiation, and Macrophage Activation Syndrome"
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA

Host: Tanya Freedman (612) 301-8313

January 27:  1-125 CCRB
Marisa Alegre, PhD
"New Insights into Transplant Rejection and Tolerance"
Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, The University of Chicago, IL

Host: Mike Farrar (612) 625-0401

February 24:  1-125 CCRB
Timothy Nice, PhD
Title: TBA
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

March 16:  1-125 CCRB
Mandy Ford, PhD
Title: TBA
Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Host: Bruce Blazer (612) 626-2734

March 30:  1-125 CCRB
Greg Barton, PhD
Title: TBA
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley

Host: Tanya Freedman (612) 301-8313
Sponsored in part by biolegend

April 13:  1-125 CCRB
Teresa DiLorenzo, PhD
Title: TBA
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

April 27:  1-125 CCRB
Ana Anderson, PhD
Title: TBA
Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Host: Mike Farrar (612) 625-0401

May 6:  1-125 CCRB
Katy Rezvani
**Immunology Student Invited Speaker**
Title: TBA
Department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, The University of Texas
Host: MICaB-Immunology Students