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. 

2017-2018 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 11:  1-125 CCRB
Anne Sperling, PhD
“Environmental effects on immunity and atopy/asthma risk: Lessons from Amish and Hutterite farm children”
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Host: Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650
Sponsored in part by BioLegend

September 25:  1-125 CCRB
Jennifer Lund, PhD
"Modulation of anti-viral immunity: from mice to humans."
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Host: David Masopust (612) 625-4666 

October 2:  1-125 CCRB
John Harty, PhD
"Immune regulation during blood-stage malaria"
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715
Sponsored in part by BioLegend

October 16:  1-125 CCRB
Katie Haskins, PhD
"Hybrid Insulin Peptides: Neo-Antigens in Autoimmune Diabetes"
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

November 6:  1-125 CCRB
Diane Lidke, PhD
"Quantifying the protein-protein interactions that regulate FceRI and pre-BCR signaling"
Department of Pathology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Host: Tanya Freedman (612) 301-8313
Sponsored in part by Miltenyi Biotec

November 13:  1-125 CCRB
Marion Pepper, Ph.D. 
"The development and function of Plasmodium-specific Memory B cells"
Department of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Host: Marc Jenkins, (612) 626-2715

December 4:  1-125 CCRB
Benjamin Youngblood, PhD
Immunology Department, St. Jude Children's Research HospitalMemphis, TN
"Epigenetic regulation of memory T cell differentiation and exhaustion"
Host: David Masopust (612) 625-4666 and Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650

December 18:  1-125 CCRB
Douglas Green, PhD
Immunology Department, St. Jude Children's Research HospitalMemphis, TN
"Targeting LAP: LC3-associated phagocytosis in inflammation and anti-cancer immunity"
Host: Tom Griffith (612) 626-7099
Sponsored in part by BioLegend

February 12:  1-125 CCRB
Maureen Su, MD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
"Aire Expands: Central tolerance in autoimmunity and cancer"
Host: Kris Hogquist (612) 625-1616

March 12:  1-125 CCRB
Ana Anderson, PhD
Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
“Molecular determinants of T cell phenotypes in the tumor microenvironment”
Host: Mike Farrar (612) 625-0401

March 26:  1-125 CCRB
Aaron Michels, MD
School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, CO
Blocking MHC Class II Antigen Presentation for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention"
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417
Sponsored in part by BioLegend

April 9:  1-125 CCRB
Dan Barber, PhD
T-Lymphocyte Biology Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, MD
“CD4 T cell responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”

Host: David Masopust (612) 625-4666 and Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650

April 23:  1-125 CCRB
Randolph Noelle, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH
"VISTA targeted therapy in cancer and autoimmunity"
Host: Bruce Blazer (612) 626-2734
Sponsored in part by BioLegend