2017-2018 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.

2017-2018 Immunology Invited MICaB Seminar Series

Fall 2017SpeakerInstitutionHostTitle of TalkSponsored in part by:
9/11/2017Anne Sperling, PhDDepartment of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago ILVaiva Vezys“Environmental effects on immunity and atopy/asthma risk: Lessons from Amish and Hutterite farm children”BioLegend
9/25/2017Jennifer Lund, PhDVaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WADavid Masopust"Modulation of anti-viral immunity: from mice to humans."
10/2/2017John Harty, PhDDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IAMarc Jenkins"Immune regulation during blood-stage malaria"BioLegend
10/16/2017Katie Haskins, PhDUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, COBrian Fife"Hybrid Insulin Peptides: Neo-Antigens in Autoimmune Diabetes"
11/6/2017Diane Lidke, PhDDepartment of Pathology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NMTanya Freedman"Quantifying the protein-protein interactions that regulate FceRI and pre-BCR signaling"Miltenyi Biotec
11/13/17Marion Pepper, PhDDepartment of Immunology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Marc Jenkins"The development and function of Plasmodium-specific Memory B cells"
12/4/2017Benjamin Youngblood, PhDImmunology Department, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TNDavid Masopust and Vaiva Vezys“Epigenetic regulation of memory T cell differentiation and exhaustion”
12/18/2017Douglas Green, PhDImmunology Department, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TNTom Griffith"Targeting LAP: LC3-associated phagocytosis in inflammation and anti-cancer immunity"BioLegend
Spring 2018
2/12/2018Maureen Su, MDDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NCKris Hogquist"Aire Expands: Central tolerance in autoimmunity and cancer"
3/12/2018Ana Anderson, PhDDepartment of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMike Farrar“Molecular determinants of T cell phenotypes in the tumor microenvironment”Stemcell Technologies
3/26/2018Aaron Michels, MDSchool of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, COBrian Fife“Blocking MHC Class II Antigen Presentation for Type 1 Diabetes Prevention”BioLegend
4/9/2018Dan Barber, PhD-Lymphocyte Biology Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, MDDavid Masopust and Vaiva Vezys“CD4 T cell responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”
4/23/2018Randolph Noelle, PhDDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NHBruce Blazer"VISTA targeted therapy in cancer and autoimmunity"BioLegend