Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology Seminar Series

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology Training Program hold a weekly Seminar Series on Wednesdays at 12:00 noon. Please Note: Seminars for the Spring 2021  semester will be held remotely. If you are interested in receiving additional information or zoom links, please email Kathy Marinelli kfurness@bu.edu.

Click here for previous seminars.

Spring 2021
Date Speaker Title Program Host
Feb 3 Samantha Bell, PhD.
Texas A&M
“Cytosolic Detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Activates Potent Immune Responses” MICRO Rahm Gummuluru
Feb 10 Kiera Clayton, Ph.D.
Ragon Institute
“Macrophages: Hide outs for HIV and drivers of inflammation” MICRO Rahm Gummuluru
Feb 17 Parisa Kalantari, Ph.D.
Tufts University
“Molecular Pathways Restraining Immunopathology in Schistosomiasis” MICRO Rahm Gummuluru
Feb 24 Robert Abbott, Ph.D.
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
“To B or not to B? The Story of B Cell Precursors and Complex Vaccine Antigens” MICRO Rahm Gummuluru
Mar 3 No Seminar      
Mar 10 No Seminar      
Mar 17 Wilton Williams, Ph.D.
Duke University
“Fab-dimerized Glycan-reactive Antibodies are a Novel Structural Category of Natural Antibodies” ITP Thomas Kepler
Mar 24 No Seminar      
Mar 31 No Seminar      
Michaela Gack, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic
“Innate Immune Regulatory Circuits and Antagonism by SARS-CoV-2” MICRO/ITP Michael Breen
Apr 14 Sallie Permar, M.D., Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medical Center
“Rational Design of a Vaccine to Prevent Congenital Cytomegalovirus: We are Halfway There” ITP Thomas Kepler