The Weisers Endowed an Annual Departmental Lecture

Seminars & Events

The Department of Immunology, in partnership with individual and corporate sponsors, creates a vibrant learning experience through its regular seminar series and invited lectures for our graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, faculty and the broader community.

A key component of the UW Immunology experience is frequent seminars and events.  From annual events such as the Department Retreat to regular research seminars, departmental activities enrich life for the UW Immunology community. See the Immunology Events Calendar for current listings of seminars, events and university dates of note.  

Immunology Faculty Seminar Series

The Department of Immunology Faculty Seminars feature lecturers who discuss the latest advances in immunological research.   Seminars are held Mondays at 3:30 pm during the academic year, in the Orin Smith Auditorium of the UW South Lake Union buildings. These events are open to the UW community.

See the Faculty Seminars Page for speakers this month.

Research in Progress (RIP)

The Department of Immunology presents weekly programs featuring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.   Each week, a graduate student and a postdoctoral fellow present their current research activities and findings, with opportunity for audience questions.  Research in Progress (RIP) is held Wednesdays at 4:00 pm during the academic year.

See the Immunology Events Calendar for upcoming RIP presentations.

Department Annual Retreat 

The Department of Immunology holds an annual two-day Department Retreat on the second Monday and Tuesday in September, prior to the beginning of the academic year.  The Retreat provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff to share ongoing research through formal scientific presentations and poster sessions.

Each year, the Sandra L. Clark Lecture is given during this Retreat, with a speaker selected by the Immunology graduate students.

The 2016 Retreat is scheduled Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15, at the Sleeping Lady Conference Center and Resort in Leavenworth, Washington.

Weiser Lecture

Since 1985, the annual Russell S. and Rae Weiser Endowed Lecture has featured leading immunological investigators. In general, this lecture is held during the early spring each academic year, as part of the Immunology Seminar Series.

2016 WEISER LECTURE     Monday, April 4, 2016 
3:30pm, Orin Smith Auditorium, UW South Lake Union

"Integrating immune receptor structure and ligand engineering to
develop new therapeutic strategies"

K. Christopher Garcia, Ph.D., 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator;
Professor in the Depts. of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and Structural Biology,
Stanford University School of Medicine

Clark Lecture

The Sandra L. Clark Immunology Education Fund provides support for the Clark Lecture to be presented at the Annual Department Retreat.  Graduate students in the Department of Immunology select the speaker each year. In addition, this fund sponsors an award for Best Poster at the Annual Retreat.



Consult the Immunology Events Calendar for information.

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