Department of Immunology

Seminars

Seminars and lectures are presented in the Orin Smith Auditorium 850 Republican Street, at the UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus in Seattle and Live Streaming Online at this Link: tcs.slu.washington.edu. The Department of Immunology gratefully acknowledges generous contributions in support of this seminar series from the Benaroya Research Institute, and the Weiser Education Fund.


FALL 2019

MONDAY, October 7, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “RNA Regulation of Inflammation”

MONDAY, October 14, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Geoffrey R. Hill, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, Full Member, Clinical Research Division, and José Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research, Fred Hutch, Director of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Pathways of GVHD and CMV-specific immunity after stem cell transplantation”

MONDAY, October 21, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Ari Molofsky, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
Seminar Title: 
“Stromal crosstalk with allergic immunity at tissue boundaries”

MONDAY, October 28, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Mark Headley, PhD, Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
Seminar Title: “TBD”

MONDAY, November 4, 2019 – NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

MONDAY, November 18, 2019 – NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

MONDAY, December 9, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Alex Marson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Diabetes Center, and Scientific Director of Biomedicine, Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), University of California, San Francisco
Seminar Title: “TBD”

WINTER 2020


PAST SEMINARS

Monday, October 15, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Megan Koch, PhD, Assistant Member, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seminar Title: “Maternal antibodies regulate neonatal health” 

Monday, October 22, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Sun Hur, PhD, Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard University, Immune Disease Institute, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital
Seminar Title: “Functional aggregate assemblies in innate and adaptive immunity” 

Monday, October 29, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Hao Yuan Kueh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington
Seminar Title: “Immune cell fate decisions: insights from tracking single cells”

Monday, November 19, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Mitchell Kronenberg, PhD, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Division of Developmental Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Seminar Title: “Development and function of innate-like αβ T cells”

Monday, January 7, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: P’ng Loke, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology (Parasitology), New York University, Langone Health
Seminar Title: “Macrophages and microbiota during helminth infections”

Monday, January 14, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Andrea Schietinger, PhD, Assistant Member, Immunology Program, SKI, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Seminar Title: “Molecular programs defining tumor-specific T cell dysfunction”

CANCELLED – RESCHEDULING Monday, February 4, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Avery August, PhD, Professor of Immunology, HHMI Investigator, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Seminar Title: “Tuning T cells responses

Monday, February 25, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Louis Picker, MD, Professor VGTI-Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
Seminar Title: “Programming cellular immunity with CMV vaccine vectors: Implications for an effective HIV/AIDS vaccine”

Monday, March 4, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Joseph Edgar Craft, MD, Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology) and Professor of Immunobiology; Section Chief, Rheumatology; Program Director, Investigative Medicine; Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine
Seminar Title: “T Cells in Time and Space”

Monday, March 11, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Robert Anthony, PhD, Principal Investigator, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Seminar Title: “Glycan Regulation of Antibodies”

Monday, April 1, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Juliana Idoyaga, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University Medical School
Seminar Title: “Human Dendritic Cell Subsets in the High-Dimensional Era”

Cancelled – replaced by a rescheduled seminar from Dr. Stephen Jameson
Speaker: Kristin A. Hogquist, PhD, David M. Brown Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Medical School
Seminar Title: “Thymic Selection of Soldiers and Peacekeepers”

Monday, April 8, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Russell S. and Rae Weiser Endowed Lecture in Immunology
Speaker: Arlene Sharpe, PhD, George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology, Co-Chair, Microbiology and Immunobiology
Co-Director, Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases, Harvard University Medical School
Seminar Title: “The Biology of PD-1 Pathway Blockade”
*No live streaming available.*

Monday, April 15, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: John D. Mountz, MD, PhD, J.W. Goodwin-Blackburn Chair Professor, Co-Director, UAB Center for Aging, Basic Biology of Aging, Director, UAB Rheumatic Diseases Core Center, Director, UAB Comprehensive Flow Cytometry Core (CFCC) at Shelby, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Seminar Title: “Challenges in Restoration of B Cell tolerance in SLE”

Monday, April 22, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Daniel Mucida, PhD, Associate Professor, Immunology, Virology, and Microbiology, The Rockefeller University
Seminar Title: “Neuro-immune interactions in the intestine”

Monday, April 29, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Stephen Jameson, PhD, Professor and Chairman’s Fund Professorship in Experimental Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: “Regulation of T cell memory by the “danger” signal receptor P2RX7”

Monday, May 6, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Postdoc Selected Seminar Speaker
Speaker: Michaela Gack, PhD, Professor, Biological Sciences Division, Department of Microbiology, The University of Chicago
Seminar Title: “Host RNA- and TRIM protein-mediated antiviral mechanisms”

Monday, May 20, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: E. John Wherry, PhD, Chair, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, Richard and Barbara Schiffrin President’s, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology, Director, Institute for Immunology, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: “Molecular mechanisms of T cell exhaustion”

Monday, June 3, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Anjana Rao, PhD, Professor, Division of Signaling and Gene Expression, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Seminar Title: “Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in cancer and cancer immunotherapy”

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Avery August, PhD, Professor of Immunology, HHMI Investigator, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Seminar Title: “Tuning T cells responses”

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