Department of Immunology


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 via Zoom. The Department of Immunology gratefully acknowledges generous contributions in support of this seminar series from the Benaroya Research Institute, and the Weiser Education Fund.

**NOTICE: Due to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, ALL IMMUN 573 Seminars will be held via Zoom only until further notice. Attend this week’s seminar via Zoom at this link: 


MONDAY, June 1, 2020, 3:30 p.m.,
Speaker: Galit Alter, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School of Medicine, Group Leader at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Seminar Title: “Defining humoral correlates of immunity to SARS-CoV-2”

MONDAY, June 8, 2020, 3:30 p.m.,
Speaker: Lora Hooper, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and the Jonathan W. Uhr, MD Distinguished Chair in Immunology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Seminar Title: “Microbial regulation of vitamin A transport in the intestine”


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: “Immune Cell Dynamics in the Pulmonary Metastatic Niche”

MONDAY, November 4, 2019 – PnP on Inclusive Classrooms NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED

MONDAY, November 18, 2019 – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Department Event 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: Reprogramming T Cells with CRISPR

MONDAY, January 6, 2020, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Kathryn Miller-Jensen, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science
Seminar Title: Single-cell analysis of macrophage heterogeneity

MONDAY, January 13, 2020, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU – (Postdoctoral Scholar Selected Speaker for 2019-20)
Speaker: Rafi Ahmed,
PhD, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University, where he is also the director of the Emory Vaccine Center & a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Vaccine Research
Seminar Title: 
Defining T Cell Exhaustion: Implications for Immunotherapy

MONDAY, February 3, 2020, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Harmit Malik, PhD, Member and Associate Director, Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Seminar Title: Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes

MONDAY, February 10, 2020, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Immunobiology and of Medicine (Immunology); Associate Chair of Research, Laboratory Medicine; Assistant Director of Clinical Pathology Residency Program, Yale School of Medicine
Seminar Title: T cell-guided antibody responses to allergens

MONDAY, February 24, 2020, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Joe Sun,
PhD, Associate Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Seminar Title: 
Epigenetic control of innate and adaptive lymphocytes

MONDAY, March 16, 2020, 3:30 p.m., 
Speaker: Evan Newell, PhD, Associate Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch
Seminar Title: Deciphering T cell heterogeneity in human health and disease through analysis of antigen-specificity

Speaker: Jenny Ting, CANCELLED

Speaker: Elaine Fuchs, CANCELLED

Speaker: Carolina Lopez, CANCELLED

MONDAY, March 30, 2020, 3:30 p.m., 
Speaker:  Troy Randall, PhD, J. Claude Bennet Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Title: Pulmonary immunity to influenza: what happens in the lung stays in the lung

MONDAY, April 6, 2020, 3:30 p.m.,
Speaker: Marc Jenkins, PhD, Regents and Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: “Differentiation of antigen specific CD4+ T cells during infection”

MONDAY, April 13, 2020, 3:30 p.m.,
Speaker: Tim Nice, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Oregon Health & Science University
Seminar Title: It takes guts: virus and host determinants of intestinal infection

MONDAY, April 20, 2020, 3:30 p.m., 
Speaker: Sunny Shin, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: “Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogens”

MONDAY, April 27, 2020, 3:30 p.m.,
Speaker: Michel Nussenzweig,

MONDAY, May 4, 2020, 3:30 p.m., 
Speaker: Jason Cyster, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Seminar Title: “Cues guiding and restraining B cell responses”


MONDAY, May 18, 2020, 3:30 p.m.,
(Training Grant External Evaluator for 2019-20)
Speaker: Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Medicine, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Pathology & Immunology, & Vice Provost and Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis
Seminar Title: “Virus-mediated cognitive impairment”