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2012-2013 Seminar Schedule

September 2013 - June 2014

2012 Schedule

Lawrence Stern, PhD                                                             

Professor of Pathology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Insights into molecular mechanisms of antigen presentation and T cell activation, from crystal structures of ERAP1, HLA-DO, and SIV-Nef”

09/20/12

Pamela L. Schwartzberg, MD, PhD    

Senior Investigator, Genetic Disease Research Branch

National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

 “Regulating Lymphocyte Interactions: lessons from a Primary Immunodeficiency”

10/18/12

Abul K. Abbas, MD                                                                  

Professor and Chair,

Department of Pathology

University of California, San Francisco

“Controlling autoimmunity: the effector/regulatory T cell balance”

11/01/12

Kazuma Tomizuka, PhD                                                      

Vice president & Chief Scientific Officer

Kyowa Hakko Kirin California

“New approaches to explore in vivo gene functions and expressions: B-cell complementation system and human artificial chromosomes

11/08/12

Herbert "Skip" Virgin, MD, PhD                                           

Mallinckrodt Professor and Chair

Dept. of Pathology & Immunology

Washington Univ. School of Medicine

“Role of autophagy proteins in host defense and disease susceptibility”

11/15/12

Olivier Lantz, MD, PhD                                                                 

Research Director ::  Immunity and Cancer

Institut Curie, France

“Mucosal Associated Invariant T cells: an evolutionarily conserved subset with anti-microbial activity”

11/29/12

Charles P. Lin, PhD                                            

Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology

Harvard Medical School

“Optical techniques for cell tracking in live animals”

12/06/12

Mitchell Kronenberg, PhD       

President and Chief Scientific Officer
Autoimmune Research; Developmental Immunology

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology

“Diverse roles of HVEM, a TNF super family receptor, in controlling immune responses at mucosal surfaces”

12/13/12

2013 Schedule



Kenneth L. Rock, MD                                                             

Professor and Chair of Pathology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

“New insights into MHC class I presentation and T cell development”

01/10/13

Jonathan Yewdell, MD, PhD                            

Laboratory of Viral Diseases

Cellular Biology and Viral Immunology Section

NIH/ NIAID

“Adventures in Viral Immunology: Translating DRiPs”

01/17/13

**Special Friday Seminar**     CANCELED


Committee Lecture Hall @ 3 pm


Richard Flavell, PhD            

Professor and Chair, Immunobiology

Yale School of Medicine

Investigator, HHMI

 “Inflammasomes in health and disease”

01/25/13

Nilabh Shastri, PhD                                                               

Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley

“Revealing the inner self.  Immune surveillance by killer T cells”

01/31/13

Paul H. Patterson, PhD                                                       

Professor of Biological Sciences

Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology

“Brain-Immune-Gut Connections in Autism and Schizophrenia”

02/07/13

Martin Kagnoff, MD       CANCELED

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics

Director of the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology

UC San Diego

02/14/13

Patrick Wilson, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Section of Rheumatology
University of Chicago

“Human B cell responses to influenza: insights for vaccine development ”

02/21/13

Stephen Smale, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair

Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics

UCLA School of Medicine

“Selective regulation of pro-inflammatory gene expression”

02/28/13

Gary Koretzky, MD, PhD       

Professor of Medicine

Director, Signal Transduction Program

Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute

University of Pennsylvania

“TCR Signaling Mutants Uncover Rare Innate-like T cell Populations”

03/07/13

**Special Monday Seminar**

Imm. East Conference Room @ 4pm

Yina Huang, PhD  

Assistant Professor

Washington University

Department of Pathology and Immunology

“Signals driving T cell migration and activation”

03/11/13

Anthony DeFranco, PhD       

Professor

Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology

UC San Francisco

“Mechanisms of TLR stimulation of germinal center antibody responses”

03/14/13

William Robinson, MD, PhD   

Associate Professor
Division of Immunology and Rheumatology
Stanford University School of Medicine

 “Large-scale characterization of antibody repertoires”

03/21/13

Daniel B. Stetson, PhD     

Assistant Professor of Immunology

Department of Immunology
Univ. of Washington

 “Endogenous Retroelements and Autoimmune Disease”

03/28/13

Paul Allen, PhD                                                 

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Washington Univ. St. Louis

“Signaling and specificity of positive selection of CD4+ T cells”

04/04/13

Eric G. Pamer, MD                

Investigator

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

“Microbiota-mediated defense against intestinal infection”

04/18/13

Frederick Alt, PhD           CANCELED

Professor of Genetics and Medicine

Harvard Medical School

“Antigen Receptor Locus Diversification, Genome Stability and Cancer in the Immune System”

04/25/13

**  New seminar just added **

William Schief, PhD      

Associate Professor of Immunology

Department of Immunology & Microbial Science

The Scripps Research Institute

"Epitope-focused vaccine design"

04/25/13

David Schatz, PhD       

Professor of Immunobiology

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Yale School of Medicine

HHMI Investigator

 “Chaos in the genome:  (mis)targeting of V(D)J recombination and somatic hypermutation”

05/02/13

Averil Ma, MD, PhD       

Professor, Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology

UC San Francisco

 “Ubiquitination, immune homeostasis, and autoimmunity”

05/16/13

Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD   

Professor

Department of Immunology & Microbial Science

TSRI

 “Ebola VP40 rearranges into different structures for different functions”

05/23/13

Joseph G. Sodroski, MD      CANCELED

Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Harvard Medical School

 “Structure and Neutralization of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Envelope Glycoprotein Trimer”

05/30/13

Dario Vignali, PhD     

Member, St. Jude Faculty
Vice Chair, Immunology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

“Molecular Control of Regulatory T cell Stability and Function”

06/06/13

Jenny Ting, PhD     

Alumni Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Director, Center for Translational Immunology

University of North Carolina

 “The NLR Family and It's Broad Role in Immunity

06/13/13

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