Previous Seminars

Spring 2012

February 8th – Gwendalyn Randolph

Professor, Pathology and Immunology

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Dendritic cell interactions with and trafficking through lymphatic vessels”

Room: L201/203

 

February 15th – Department of Microbiology and ITP Faculty Candidate Seminar

Louise D’Cruz, Ph.D.

University of California San Diego

“Transcriptional Regulation of Natural Killer T Cell Development and Homeostasis”

Room L504

 

February 22nd -Cristine Penaranda, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco CA

“Activation of NKT cells by a sphingolipid produced by a gut commensal”

Room L211/213

 

March 7th – Journal Club

R103

 

 

March 21st – Stephanie N. Vogel, Ph.D.

Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Professor of Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine

“The Role of Alternatively Activated Macrophages in the Resolution of RSV-induced Disease”

Room L301

 

March 28th- Jae U Jung

Fletcher Jones Foundation Professor

Hastings Foundation Professor

Chair of Mol Micro &  Immunol Department

Director of USC Institute of Emerging Pathogens & Immune Diseases

“When Autophagy Meets Microbes”

Room L201/203

 

April 4th – Jyoti Sen, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Investigator, Lymphocyte Development Unit

Laboratory of Molecular Biology & Immunology National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health

Department of Medicine School of Medicine of Johns Hopkins University

“TCF1 regulates T cell development and function”

Room L201/203

 

April 11th -Adam Lacy-Hulbert, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

“Alpha(v) Integrins: Critical regulators of immunity and tolerance”

Room L110

 

April 18th – Dennis Metzger, Ph.D.

Professor and Theobald Smith Alumni Chair

Director, Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease

Albany Medical College

“Death from Influenza – Secondary Bacterial Infections are the Culprit”

Room L211/213

 

April 25th – Journal Club

Room R103

 

May 2nd – Stephanie Eisenbarth, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and of Medicine (Immunology)

Yale School of Medicine

“A new NOD-like Receptor that regulates the Innate-Adaptive Immune Interface”

Room L110

 

May 9th – Journal Club

L201/203

 

Fall 2011

10/26/2011

Peter Henson

Professor of Medicine, Immunology, Pathology, and Pharmacology

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Title: Apoptosis, Inflammation and Immunity

 

11/2/2011

Deborah Kurosawa

Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Title: Enterohemorrhagic E.coli & their Toxins: Animal Models and New Therapeutics

 

11/9/2011

David Center

Section Chief, Professor, Pulmonary Center

Boston University School of Medicine

Title: Selective Inhibition of Th2 Responses by Targeting CD4

 

11/16/2011

No seminar – journal club organizational meeting for ITP students

12 pm, room L201/203

 

11/23/2011

Thanksgiving Break

No seminar

 

11/30/2011

Padmini Salgame

Professor and Director, MD/PhD Program & Graduate Medical Research Program

UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School

Title:  “Regulation of host immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection”

 

12/7/2011

Susan Winandy

Asst Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

 

Spring, 2011

1/19/2011
Daniel Remick, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Cockroaches + Endotoxin = Asthma

1/26/2011
Lee Wetzler, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Boston University School of Medicine

2/9/2011
Gerald Denis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Co-activator and chromatin control of transcription in the immune system

2/16/2011
Kei Yasuda, Ph.D.
Instructor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Toll-like receptors and systemic lupus erythematosus

3/2/2011
Caroline Genco, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Pathogen Mediated Chronic Immune Stimulation Defines TLR Specific Immunoregulatory Events that Promote Atherosclerosis Progression.

3/9/2011
Lisa Ganley-Leal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Host-Parasite Interactions between human CD23 and Schistosomes

3/23/2011
Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Type 2 Diabetes from an Immunologist’s perspective

3/30/2011
Andrew Taylor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: The reassertion of immune privilege by the ocular microenvironment during autoimmune uveitis

4/6/2011
Rahm Gummuluru, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Parasitization of Dendritic Cell Functions by HIV-1

4/13/2011
Steven Holland
National Institutes of Health

4/27/2011
John Connor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Learning to defend against viruses that replicate in the cytoplasm

5/11/2011
Gregory Viglianti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Title: Targeting Nuclear Receptors to Inhibit HIV Transmission

5/18/2011
Avery August
Cornell University

 

Fall 2010

WEDNESDAYS, 12:00-1:00 PM, L804 (**Unless otherwise noted**)

SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
Mark H. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Basic Research
Indiana University
Host: Joseph Mizgerd, Sc.D.
Title, “Transcriptional regulation of T helper subsets”

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
Sue Kim Hanson Lecture
Daniel R. Littman, M.D., Ph.D.
Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology
New York University
Host: David Center, M.D.
Location: Keefer Auditorium
Title, “Microbiota and HIV at the Interface of Innate and Adaptive Immunity”

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
Garnett Kelsoe, D.Sc.
Professor of Immunology
Duke University
Host: Andrew Henderson, Ph.D.
Title, “Immunological Tolerance: In Sickness and in Health, ‘till Death….”

OCTOBER 6, 2010
Kenneth Dorshkind, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Host: Andrew Henderson, Ph.D.
Title, “Patterns of B Lymphopoiesis During Senescence and Leukemogenesis”

OCTOBER 13, 2010
David M. Mosser, Ph.D.
Professor
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
University of Maryland
Host: Amanda Watkins
Title, “Monocyte and macrophage heterogeneity during homeostasis and disease”

OCTOBER 20, 2010
David Masopust, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology
University of Minnesota
Host: Lisa Ganley-Leal, Ph.D.
Title, “Memory CD8 T cells: issues of quantity, quality, and location”

OCTOBER 27, 2010
D. Branch Moody, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Host: Jillian Richmond
Title, “CD1 Beyond NKT Cells: surprisingly diverse lipid antigens”

NOVEMBER 3, 2010
Gregory Sempowski, Ph.D.
Director, Laboratory of T-Cell Biology and Immune Reconstitution
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine and Pathology
Duke University
Host: Rahm Gummuluru, Ph.D.
Title, “Augmenting Thymopoiesis”

NOVEMBER 10, 2010
Sina Bavari, Ph.D., PharmD
Chief, Immunology, target identification, and translational research
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases
Host: Elke Műhlberger, Ph.D.
Title, “Application of “Systems Therapeutic” to infectious diseases and target discovery”

NOVEMBER 17, 2010
Charles L. Sentman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Dartmouth Medical School
Host: Gerald Denis, Ph.D.
Title, “NK cell receptor based cancer immunotherapy”

DECEMBER 1, 2010
Lynda Stuart, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics
Laboratory of Developmental Immunology
Mass General Hospital
Host: Robin R. Ingalls, M.D.

DECEMBER 8, 2010
Lee J. Quinton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
The Pulmonary Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Title, “The Ins and Outs of STAT3 Signaling During Pneumonia”
**R115**

Spring, 2010

WEDNESDAYS, 12:00-1:00 PM
L804 (**Unless otherwise noted**)

January 27, 2010

ROBERT VONDERHEIDE, M.D., D. Phil
University of Pennsylvania
(Host: David Sherr, Ph.D.)
“Cancer immunosurveillance and immunotherapy: translational strategies for stepping on the gas and cutting the brakes”

February 3, 2010
RICHARD BLUMBERG, M.D.
(Host: Lee Wetzler, M.D.)
“ER Stress and Intestinal Inflammation”

February 10, 2010
PAULA PITHA-ROWE, Ph.D.
Cancelled
John Hopkins School of Medicine
(Host: Caroline Genco, Ph.D.)
“IRF-5, linking innate antiviral response to autoimmunity and cancer”

February 24, 2010

JEFFREY MOLD, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
(Host: David Sherr, Ph.D.)
“Identification of an Endogenous Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Ligand that Could Balance Inflammation and Tissue Repair”

March 17, 2010

JONGSOON LEE, Ph.D.
Joslin Diabetes Center/ Harvard Medical School
(Host: Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D.)
“Regulation of monocyte heterogeneity in obese-induced inflammation and insulin resistance.”

March 31, 2010

DALE UMETSU, M.D., PH.D.
Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School
(Host: Jay Mizgerd, Sc.D.)
“The many pathways to asthma: Th2 cells, NKT cells and distinct asthma phenotypes”

April 7, 2010

LISA SPENCER, Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
(Host: Lisa Ganley-Leal, Ph.D.)
“Eosinophils: an evolving story”

April 14, 2010

RICHARD TAPPING, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
(Host: Paola Massari, Ph.D.)
“Human TLR10 is a bona fide TLR2 family member with a unique innate immune function.”

April 28, 2010

JAY KOLLS, M.D.
Louisiana State University, New Orleans
(Host: Jay Mizgerd, Sc.D.)
“Th17 Cytokines and Mucosal Immunity”

May 5, 2010

ANDREW LUSTER, M.D., Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital
(Host: Jay Mizgerd, Sc.D.)
“Chemokine control of effector T cell trafficking”

Wednesdays at 12:00 noon in L504 unless otherwise noted.

If you would like to meet with a speaker, please contact the host via the email link.

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FALL 2009 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Date

Speaker

Title(s)

Program

Host

Friday,
Sept. 11

Keefer Auditorium

The Eighth Annual Sue Kim Hanson
Lecture in Immunology

Luke O’Neill, Ph.D.
Trinity College
“Toll-like Receptors and the Renaissance of Interest in Innate Immunity”

Immunology

Ann Marshak-Rothstein

Sept. 16

Leslie Berg, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Signaling Pathways That Regulate T Cell Development and Differentiation”

Immunology

Andrew Henderson

Sept. 23

Evelyn Kurt-Jones, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
Medical Center

“Toll-like Receptors in Viral Immunity”

Immunology

Robin Ingalls

Sept. 30

Lynda Stuart, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School/
MGH

“Phagocytosis and Microbial Sensing”

Immunology

Robin Ingalls

Oct. 7

Leo LeFrancois, Ph.D.
University of Conneticut

“Regulation of Memory T Cell Development”

Immunology

Lisa Ganely-Leal

Oct. 14

Cancelled

Immunology

Ian Rifkin

Oct. 21

Training Seminar for Flow Cytometry Core

“How to Conduct Flow Cytometry Experiments: An Introduction for New Users”

Immunology

David Sherr

Oct. 28

David Wiest, Ph.D.
Fox Chase Cancer Center

“Role of Rpl22 in T Cell Development and Transformation”

Immunology

Andrew Henderson

Nov. 4

Paul Anderson, Ph.D.
Harvard University

“Post-Transcriptional Control of Immune-Mediated Inflammation”

Immunology

Jay Mizgerd

Monday,
Nov. 9

Ulf Klein, Ph.D.
Columbia University

“Molecular Analysis of Post-Germinal Center B-Cell Differentiation: Physiology and Disruption”

Immunology

Ian Rifkin

Nov. 18

Anne Goldfeld, M.D.
Harvard School of Medicine

“Checkpoints of TNF gene Regulation”

Immunology

Barbara Nikolajczyk

Nov. 25

No Seminar

Dec. 2

Student Seminar
Nathaniel Green
and
Krisna Moody

“TBA”

Immunology

Greg Viglianti

Dec. 9

Eric Meffre, Ph.D.
Yale University


 

“The Impact of Single Gene Mutations and Polymorphisms on Human B Cell Tolerance”

Immunology

Barbara Nikolajczyk

Dec. 16

No Seminar

Dec. 23

No Seminar

Dec. 30

No Seminar

SPRING 2009 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Date Speaker Title(s) Program Host
Jan. 14 Brian Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“iNKT Cells – Standing Guard at the Treg/Th17 Crossroads” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Jan. 21 Ann Haberman, Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
“Definition of Migration Patterns by Intravital Two Photon Laser Scanning Microscopy: Germinal Center B Lymphocytes in the Spotlight” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Jan. 28 Rescheduled to April 8

Monday, February 2 Facundo Batista, Ph.D.
London Research Institute
“Early Events in B Cell Activation and Initiation of Immuno Response” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Feb. 11 Hidde Ploegh, Ph.D.
MIT/Whitehead Institute
“New Tools for the Immunologist: Protein Surgery and Cloned Mice” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Feb. 20 The Annual Gijs van Seventer Lecture in Immunology
**Bakst Auditorium**
(1230-1:30)
Kevin Marsh, Ph.D.
University of Oxford
Immunology Jean Van Seventer
Feb. 25 No Seminar
Mar. 4 Student Seminar
Krishna Moody
(Marshak-Rothstein Lab)
And
Amelia Haas

(David Sherr Lab)
Student Debate Student Seminars
Mar. 11 No Seminar
Mar. 18 Laurent Brossay, Ph.D.
Brown University
“Mechanisms of NK T Cell Activation in Response to Glycolipids or Viral Infection” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Mar. 25 No Seminar
Apr. 1 Dr. Selim Unlu, Ph.D.
Boston University
“Biosensing: Label-free Microarrays Genomics and Proteomics” Center for Nanotechnology and”
Nanomedicine
Caroline Genco
Apr. 8 Kathryn Moore, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“CD36 Ligands Trigger Sterile Inflammation via a Novel Toll-Like Receptor Heterodimer” Immunology Caroline Genco
Apr. 15 Student Seminar Erin Trail
(John Connor Lab)And Daniel Green
(Bill Cruikshank Lab)
“Characterization of S2, an attenuated mutant of VSV, reveals two genetically separable phenotypes”"Two Ligands, One Receptor: CD4 Mediated Desensitization of Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor 1″ Student Seminars
Apr. 22 Marko Radic, Ph.D.
University of Tennesee
“Role of Apoptosis in Shaping B Cell Responses to Nuclear Autoantigens” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
Apr. 29 Hy Levitsky, M.D.
John Hopkins University
“Dissecting the Host Immune Response to Cancer” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein
May 6 Michelle Kelliher, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts
“NOD2, RIP2, and IRF5 contribute to type 1 IFN response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis” Immunology Caroline Genco
May 13 Clare Baecher-Allen, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
“Functional comparisons of distinct subsets of human regulatory T cells” Immunology Daniel Green
May 20 No Seminar
May 27 John Harley Ph.D.
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
“The Preposterous Idea That the Epstein-Barr Virus Causes Lupus” Immunology Ann Marshak-Rothstein