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Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Department of Microbiology & Immunology Seminars - Spring 2015

All seminars are held on Fridays at 12:00 noon in BSB 402 unless otherwise noted.

DateSpeaker Seminar Title
January 9
HCC 120
Xue-Zhong Yu, MD
M&I Professor
 T-bet regulates activation and function of T cells and APCs in vivo.
January 16Aarti Narang, PhD Proposal Defense
Mentor: Dr. Tomlinson
 Targeted complement inhibition improves recovery in spinal cord injury model.
January 23CI Retreat (The Tides Hotel, Folly Beach)  
January 30Caroline Wallace, PhD Proposal Defense
Mentor: Dr. Li
February 6Shai White-Gilbertson, PhD, MSCR, CTR
MUSC Cancer Registry
 An introduction to data mining using local and national databases.
February 13
Alessandra Metelli, PhD Proposal Defense
Mentor: Dr. Li
 Study of the roles of Garp-TGFb Axis in cancer.
February 20Defu Zeng, MD
Professor, Division of Molecular Diabetes Research
and Department of Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
The Beckman Research Institute
City of Hope Medical Center
 Donor B cells can augment or prevent autoimmune response in the presence or absence of chronic graft versus host disease.
February 27
Jake Bowers, PhD Proposal Defense
Mentor: Dr. Paulos
 Determining the role of IER3 in the sustained antitumor efficacy of Th17 cells.
March 6Cassian Yee, MD
Professor, Melanoma Medical Oncology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
 Adoptive T cell therapy of cancer: green eggs and ham.
March 13Spring Break / HCC Symposium         
March 20Zihai Li, MD, PhD
M&I Professor and Chairman
 Chaperone regulation of CD4 T cell biology.
March 27
Stephanie Bailey, PhD Proposal Defense
Mentor: Dr. Paulos
April 3Catherine Sanders, PhD
Scientific Director
Adaptive Biotech
 Applications of immunosequencing in hematology and oncology.
April 10Kimber Amway
Brian Riesenberg
Katelyn Williams
Mazen Alhommrani
April 17Mollie Bouchard
Tomika Caldwell
Jessica Dinh
Sulaiman Alhudaithi
April 24Cathy Nguyen
Matt Bryant
Mercedes Zapata-Garcia
Ryan Finnegan
May 8Stanley Riddle, MD
Clinical Research Division
Program in Immunology
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
June 5Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, PhD
Professor and Program Leader, Translational Tumor Immunology Program
Professor, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
The Wistar Institute
 Myeloid-derived suppressor cells in cancer: things are not always what they seem.
June 12
Ming Li, PhD
Sloan Kettering Institute, Immunology Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
 Control of immune responses in health and cancer.
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