2020 Fall Seminar Schedule

Seminars in Infection & Immunity (Course VETMI 7120*)

Fridays, 12:15 - 1:15
The seminars will be held virtually via Zoom, see below.

*Students who are enrolled in the course must sign in Zoom with full name to allow us to take attendance for each seminar.

To sign up for the meetings with the speaker, please e-mail Cindy Whittaker at mi-admin@cornell.edu

For any questions regarding the course VETMI 7120 and general questions about the seminars, please contact Cindy Whittaker at mi-admin@cornell.edu.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Date Speaker Host
Sept. 4

Many pathways: a TNF family receptor that influences the microbiome, tissue function and mucosal immunity

Mitchell Kronenberg, PhD
President & Chief Scientific Officer
Division of Development Immunology
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
https://www.lji.org/faculty-staff/mitchell-kronenberg/

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Gary Koretzky

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Email: gak36

Sept. 11

Inside Out: regulation of macropage innate immunity and inflammation

Cynthia Leifer, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
https://www.leiferlab.com/

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Ted Clark

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Email:tgc3

Sept. 18

Pathogenicity Islands from Tn7 Elements: Safe Sites, Mobile Plasmids, CRISP/Cas and Beyond

Joe Peters, PhD
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Microbiology
Cornell University
https://micro.cornell.edu/people/joseph-peters/

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Jeongmin Song

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: js2957
 

Sept. 25

Integrating T cell signals: Lessons from primary immunodeficiencies

Pamela Schwartzberg, MD, PhD
Chief, Cell Signaling and Immunity Section
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/pamela-l-schwartzberg-md-phd

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Avery August

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: aa749

Oct. 2

Crosstalk of innate immune receptors with the microbiota and adaptive immunity in autoimmunity and cancer

Jenny Ting, PhD
William Rand Kenan Professor
Department of Genetics
Director, Center for Translational Immunology
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
https://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/directory/jenny-ting-phd/

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Gary Koretzky

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Email: gak36

Oct. 9

NO SEMINAR

Oct. 16

Imaging and imagining bacterial flagella

Eric Sundberg, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine
https://med.emory.edu/departments/biochemistry/research-labs/sundberg/index.html

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Jeongmin Song

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: js2957

Oct. 23

Control of viral infection by inhibitory natural killer cell receptors

Wayne Yokoyama, MD
Sam and Audrey Loew Levin Professor of Medicine
Pathology and Immunology and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Washington University School of Medicine
https://medicine.wustl.edu/news/about/faculty-recognition/distinguished-faculty-awards/dfa-2016/wayne-m-yokoyama-md/

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Gary Koretzky

Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Email: gak36

Oct. 30

Long-term Immunity...the Key to Normalcy

Susan Kaech
Professor and Director
SALK
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
NOMIS Chair
https://kaech.salk.edu/

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Cybelle Tabilas

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: ct564

Nov. 6

Protective and pathogenic T cell responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

Daniel Leo Barber, PhD
Chief
T-Lymphocyte Biology Section
NIAID/DIR
https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/daniel-l-barber-phd

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Brian VanderVen

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: bcv8

Nov. 13

Immunologic regulation of immunity, inflammation and cancer

Gregory F. Sonnenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology in Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
Jill Roberts Institute for Research in IBD
Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Division 
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Cornell University
https://sonnenberglab.weill.cornell.edu/

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Brian Rudd

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: bdr54

Nov. 20

Polyparasitism in school-aged children living in schistosomiasis endemic focus of Muyuka-Cameroon: a cross sectional study on infection outcomes and determinants

Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, PhD
Associate Professor
Medical Parasitology
University of Buea
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=50Bv7bIAAAAJ&hl=en

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Gary Whittaker

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: grw7

Dec. 4

T cell differentiation and dysfunction in tumors

Andrea Schietinger, PhD
Assistant Member
Immunology Program
Sloan Kettering Institute
https://www.mskcc.org/research/ski/labs/andrea-schietinger

Location: To receive information on attending this Zoom seminar please email mi-admin@cornell.edu with your request.

Brian Rudd

Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Email: bdr54

For any questions regarding the course VETMI 7120 and general questions about the seminars, please contact Cindy Whittaker (e-mail: mi-admin@cornell.edu; phone: 607-253-3402).