2016-2017 Immunology Invited Speakers

Each year the Center for Immunology invites outstanding speakers to present their work in immunology. The seminar series is a wonderful opportunity for all members of the Center for Immunology and the University to have a chance to meet and discuss science with other members of the science community from around the globe.

2016-2017 Immunology Invited MICaB Seminar Series

Fall 2016SpeakerInstitutionHostTitle of TalkSponsored in part by:
9/12/2016Avery August, Ph.D. Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Steve Jameson “Kinase turntabilism: tuning T cell effector responses”.
9/26/2016Megan Sykes, M.D.Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University New York, NYBrian Fife“Tracking the human allo response in transplant recipients”
10/3/2016Rafi Ahmed, Ph.D.Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University Atlanta, GADave Masopust/Vaiva Vezys" T Cell Memory and Exhaustion"Biothera
10/17/2016John Kappler, Ph.D.Department of Immunology & Microbiology, University of ColoradoBrian Fife"Breaking through T cell self-tolerance"BioLegend
11/7/2016Larry Turka, M.D.Center for Transplantation Sciences (CTS), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAMarc Jenkins“Regulatory T Cells - from Basic Biology to the Clinic"Miltenyi Biotec
12/5/2016Shane Crotty, Ph.DDepartment of Immunology, La Jolla Institute, San Diego CAPh.D. Students invite"Vaccine immune response evaluation. Assessing the engines of affinity maturation: germinal centers and Tfh cellsTransnetyx
Spring 2017
1/30/2017June Round, Ph.DDepartment of Pathology, University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UTMarc Jenkins"The immune system sculpts the microbiota to prevent obesity and metabolic disease"
2/13/2017Russell Vance, Ph.DDivision of Immunology and Pathogenesis, University of California, Berkeley, CABryce Binstadt“Strategies for Cytosolic Surveillance of Bacterial Pathogens”
2/27/2017Virginia Shapiro, Ph.DMayo Clinic, Rochester, MNMike Farrar"Regulation of T cell development and lineage commitment by Hdac3"Tonbo
3/13/2017Jane Buckner, M.D.Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, WAJerry Molitor"The Role of IL-6 in T1D"Miltenyi Biotec
3/27/2017Dan Littman, Ph.DDepartment of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NYVaiva Vezys"Shaping of Immune Responses by the Microbiota."BioLegend
4/10/2017Arlene Sharpe, Ph.D, M.D.Division of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard University, Boston, MA Bruce Blazar"Multifaceted Functions of the PD-1 Pathway"BioLegend
4/24/2017Amy Andreotti, Ph.D.Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IAMarc Jenkins/Tanya Freedman"Exploring the conformational switches within the Tec kinases; regulating the immune response at the molecular level”Bio-Techne
5/8/2017Darrell Irvine, Ph.D Department of Biological Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MAMarc Jenkins"Engineering immunity in cancer"Bio-Techne