2018-2019 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.


2018-2019 Immunology Invited MICaB Seminar Series

Fall 2018SpeakerInstitutionHostTitle of TalkSponsored in part by:
9/10/2018Todd Brusko, PhDDepartment of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FLBrian FifeHeterogeneity in Type 1 Diabetes; Lessons from Pancreatic Organ Donors
9/24/2018Andrea Schietinger, PhDImmunology Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NYSteve Jameson Molecular programs defining tumor-specific T cell differentiation and dysfunction
10/8/2018Ananda Goldrath, PhDMolecular Biology Section in the Division of Biology, University of California, San Diego, CASteve JamesonMaking and maintaining T cell immunity
10/22/2018John Harty, PhDDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, IAMarc JenkinsImmunity to Liver-Stage Malaria
11/5/2018Megan Levings, PhD Department of Surgery, University of British ColumbiaBrian FifeEngineering Tregs for tolerance induction BioLegend
11/26/2018Andy Luster, MD, PhDCenter for Immunology & Inflammatory Diseases and Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAVaiva VezysChemokines in checkpoint blockade cancer immunotherapy and Treg function
12/10/2018Martin Prlic, PhD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Steve Jameson A Single-Cell Analysis Pipeline to Define Immune Responses in Human Mucosal Tissues
Spring 2019
2/4/2019Carla Rothlin, PhDDepartment of Immunobiology and of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CTBryce BinstadtResolution of inflammationBioLegend
2/18/2019David Underhill, PhDDepartment of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles, CATanya FreedmanCommensal Fungi in Intestinal Inflammation
3/4/2019Maria Bettini, PhDDepartment of Pediatrics-Diabetes and Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TXBryce BinstadtFinding self: TCR determinants of tolerance and autoimmunityBioLegend
3/25/2019Hubert Tse, PhDDepartment of Microbiology, University of Alabama-Birmingham Brian FifeOxidative Stress, Antiviral Responses in Type 1 Diabetes and Islet Transplantation
4/8/2019Julie Magarian Blander, PhDDepartment of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine , Cornell University , New York , NYKris Hogquist Pathways of antigen cross-presentationBioLegend
4/22/2019Hongbo Chi, PhDDepartment of Immunology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TNBruce Blazar Systems immunology and mTORC1 signaling in metabolic control of adaptive immunity
5/6/2019Thomas Gajewski, MD, PhDDepartment of Pathology, The University of Chicago, ILImmunology Student Invited SpeakerBioLegend


The Center for Immunology would like to thank the following sponsors for their support and participation in this year's seminars.