Seminars in Infection & Immunity

All seminars will be held virtually until further notice.

Spring 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021

Measles Virus: Endgame (?)

Benhur Lee, MD
Professor
Ward-Coleman Chair of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Hosted by: Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, February 19, 2021

COVID-19: Using chemogenomics to discover antivirals

Sara Cherry, PhD
Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Penn Medicine

Hosted by: John Parker
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, February 26, 2021

Understanding & developing low-immunogenic biomaterials

Shaoyi Jiang, PhD
Robert S. Langer ’70 Family & Friends Professor
Meining School of Biomedical Engineering
Cornell University

Hosted by: Avery August
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, March 5, 2021

Modulation of innate immunity by arboviruses: Feeling the STING

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Hosted by: Hector Aguilar-Carreno
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, March 12, 2021

Gene regulatory mechanisms that assemble the T-cell identity

Ellen Rothenberg, PhD
Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology
Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
Caltech

Hosted by: Brian Rudd
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, March 19, 2021

Engineering combination therapies for M. tuberculosis

Bree Aldridge, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Tufts University

Hosted by: David Russell
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, March 26, 2021

Optimizing T cell activation in inflamed tissues

Deborah Fowell, PhD
Department Chair
Professor
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University

Friday, April 2, 2021

Chemical virology, a powerful approach to learn about viral entry, gene expression, replication, and pathogenesis

Luis M Schang, MV, PhD
Professor of Chemical Virology
Baker institute for Animal Health
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University

Friday, April 9, 2021

Epigenetics mechanisms of trained innate immunity

Musa Mhlanga, PhD
Professor
Division of Chemical & Systems Biology
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Hosted by: David Russell
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, April 16, 2021

Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogens

Sunny Shin, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology
Department of Microbiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Hosted by: Brian VanderVen
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
email: bcv8

Friday, April 30, 2021

Regulation of Inflammatory Responses

Katherine A Fitzgerald, PhD
Professor
Department of Medicine
UMass

Hosted by: Gary Koretzky
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, May 7, 2021

TBD

Fiona Powrie, PhD
Professor of Musculoskeletal Science
Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology
Principal Investigator in the Translational Gastroenterology Unit
Fellow of Wadham College
University of Oxford

Hosted by: Gary Koretzky
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, May 14, 2021

TBD

Marion Pepper, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology
Department of Immunology
University of Washington

Hosted by: Deb Fowell
Department of Microbiology & Immunology


 

Fall 2020

 

Friday, September 4, 2020

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

Hosted by: Gary Koretzky
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, September 11, 2020

Inside Out: regulation of macrophage innate immunity and inflammation

Cynthia Leifer, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University

Hosted by: Ted Clark
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, September 18, 2020

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

Hosted by: Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, September 25, 2020

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

Hosted by: Avery August
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, October 2, 2020

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

Hosted by: Gary Koretzky
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, October 16, 2020

Imaging and imagining bacterial flagella

Eric Sundberg, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine

Hosted by: Jeongmin Song
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, October 23, 2020

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

Hosted by: Gary Koretzky
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, October 30, 2020

Long-term Immunity...the Key to Normalcy

Susan Kaech, PhD
Professor and Director
SALK
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
NOMIS Chair

Hosted by: Cybelle Tabilas
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, November 6, 2020

Protective and pathogenic T cell responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

Daniel Leo Barber, PhD
Chief
T-Lymphocyte Biology Section
NIAID/DIR

Hosted by: Brian VanderVen
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, November 13, 2020

Immunologic regulation of immunity, inflammation and cancer

Gregory F. Sonnenberg, PhD
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

Hosted by: Brian Rudd
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, November 20, 2020

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

Hosted by: Gary Whittaker
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Friday, December 4, 2020

T cell differentiation and dysfunction in tumors

Andrea Schietinger, PhD
Assistant Member
Immunology Program
Sloan Kettering Institute

Hosted by: Brian Rudd
Department of Microbiology & Immunology