MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar Series


MICaB Seminar Series

Fall Semester 2016

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


1-125 CCRB - Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building
2231 6th Street SE (Across from TCF Stadium


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

September 19:  1-125 CCRB
Britt Glaunsinger, Ph.D.
“Controlling the message: Viral manipulation of host gene expression during infection”
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology and Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Hosts: Hinh Ly (612) 625-3358 and Yuying Liang (612) 625-3376

September 26:  1-125 CCRB
Megan Sykes, M.D.
“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, Ph.D.
“T cell memory and exhaustion”
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Hosts: Vaiva Vezys (612) 625-4650 and Dave Masopust (612) 625-4666

October 10:  1-125 CCRB
“A Minnesota-based search for the origin of adaptive immunity”
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Host: Ashley Haase (612) 624-4442

October 17:  1-125 CCRB
John Kappler, Ph.D.
“Breaking through immunological tolerance”
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Host: Brian Fife (612) 624-2417

October 24:  1-125 CCRB
Christina Stallings, Ph.D.
“Dissecting the multiple roles for the innate immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Host: Anna Tischler (612) 624-9685

October 31:  1-125 CCRB
Pinghui Feng, Ph.D.
“Herpesviruses evade RIG-I via protein deamidation”
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Hosts: Hinh Ly (612) 625-3358 and Yuying Liang (612) 625-3376

November 7:  1-125 CCRB
Laurence Turka, M.D.
“Regulatory T Cells - from Basic Biology to the Clinic"
Department of Immunology, Harvard University, Boston, MA
Host: Marc Jenkins (612) 626-2715

November 14:  1-125 CCRB
Gisela Storz, Ph.D.
“The genes that were missed: Intricate regulation provided by small RNAs and small proteins”
Division of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD
Host: Gary Dunny (612) 625-9930 and Daniel Voytas (612) 626-4509

November 28:  1-125 CCRB
James Lokensgard, Ph.D.
“Neuroimmune responses to viral brain infection”
Department of Medicine and Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Host: Peter Southern (612) 625-2141

December 5:  1-125 CCRB
Shane Crotty, Ph.D., **MICaB Student Invited Speaker**
“T follicular helper cell (Tfh) and B cell responses in the context of vaccines and infections”
Division of Vaccine Discovery, LaJolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, San Diego, CA
Host: Jessica Yang (612) 626-1188

December 12:  1-125 CCRB 
Edward Berger, Ph.D.
“Toward an HIV cure with targeted cytotoxic therapy:  Different approaches for acute vs. chronic infection”
Laboratory of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD
Host: Pam Skinner (612) 624-2644

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for Immunology. To schedule time with a speaker, please contact his or her host.