2020-2021 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.

2020-2021 Immunology Invited MICaB Seminar Series

Fall 2020SpeakerInstitutionHostTitle of TalkSponsored in part by:
9/21/20Gregory Beatty, MD, PhDDepartment of Medical Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAIngunn Stromnes Pancreatic cancer and its remarkable ability to evade the immune system
10/5/20Naomi Taylor, MD, PhDPediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDBruce BlazarMetabolite Shifts as regulators of hematopoietic stem cell and T cell differentiation
11/2/20Kevan Herold, MDDepartment of Endocrinology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Vaiva VezysImmune therapy of Type 1 diabetes: Time to eliminate the disease?
11/16/20Brian Evavold, PhDDepartment of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Kris Hoguist and Brian FifeTriggering T cells: Catch antigen if you can
12/14/20Fadi Lakkis, MDThomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PABruce BlazarInnate Memory to Allogeneic Non-self
12/21/20Vanja Lazarevic, PhDCenter for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MDStephen Jameson Transcriptional Regulation of Neuroinflammation
Spring 2021
2/1/21Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, PhDVice Chair of the Department of Immunology, St Judes Childrens HospitalTom GriffithTargeting PANoptosis for the Treatment of Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases
2/15/21Nicolas Chevier, PhDPritzker School of Molecular Engineering, University of ChicagoMarc JenkinsMultiscale exploration of the immune system
3/1/21 Heather Hickman, PhDViral Immunity and Pathogenesis Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dave Masopust Antiviral Effector Cell Biology in Lymphoid and Peripheral Tissues
3/22/21Mandy Ford, PhD Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GAMike FarrarCell-Autonomous Role of FcγRIIB in Regulating CD8+ T Cell ImmunityBio-Techne
4/5/21Sarah Gaffen, PhDDepartment of Immunology, University of PittsburghKris HogquistIL-17 signaling: At the crossroads of autoimmunity and antifungal host defense
4/19/21Dario Vignali, PhDDepartment of Immunology, University of PittsburghBrian FifeInhibitory Mechanisms in CancerBio-Techne
5/3/21Jenny Ting, PhDDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina School of MedicineJesse Williams


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

     R&D Systems