Orin Smith Auditorium at UW Medicine SLU

Immun 573 - Seminar Series 2017–18

Seminars and lectures are presented in the Orin Smith Auditorium 850 Republican Street, at the UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus in Seattle and Live Streaming Online at this Link: tcs.slu.washington.edu. The Department of Immunology gratefully acknowledges generous contributions in support of this seminar series from the Benaroya Research Institute, Juno Therapeutics, BioLegend and the Weiser Education Fund.


SPRING 2018 

Monday, June 4, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, Naddisy Foundation Professor of Pediatric Food Allergy, Immunology and Asthma, Professor of Pediatrics (Allergy & Clinical Immunology) and, by Courtesy, of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at The Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University
Seminar Title: “Novel immune subsets in mechanisms of immunotherapy” 

Monday, June 11, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Carla Rothlin, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunobiology; Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Yale School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Resolution of Inflammation” 

Past Seminars: 

Monday, October 2, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Martin Prlic, PhD, Associate Member, FHCRC
Seminar Title: “Human T cell function in healthy and inflamed mucosal tissues” 

Monday, October 9, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Sarah Gaffen, PhD, Gerald P. Rodnan Professor, Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University of Pittsburgh 
Seminar Title: “Oh To Be Seventeen Again: IL-17 signaling in autoimmunity and host defense” 

Monday, October 23, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Justin Taylor, PhD, Assistant Member, FHCRC
Seminar Title: “Investigating the potential of individual naive B cells” 

Monday, October 30, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU (Training Grant External Evaluator)
Speaker: David Underhill, PhD, Professor In-Residence, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute, Associate Director, Division of Immunology Research, Biomedical Sciences, Cedar-Sinai Medical Center Research Scientist, Gastroenterology
Seminar Title: “Host Recognition of Commensal Fungi in Health and Disease”

Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Michael Rosenblum, MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Seminar Title: “Regulatory T cells in Skin - Immune Regulation and Much More...” 

Monday, November 13, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Kate Fitzgerald, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Seminar Title: “Regulation of Inflammation by non-coding RNAs and Nucleic Acid Binding Proteins”

Monday, December 4, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Peter Crompton, MD, MPH, Chief, Malaria Infection Biology and Immunity Unit Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID, National Institutes of Health
Seminar Title: “Recent insights into the cellular and molecular basis of malaria immunity”

Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Jeff Rathmell, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University 
Seminar Title: “Fueling T Cells in Inflammation and Cancer”

Monday, January 22, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU (Student Selected Speaker)
Speaker: Donna Farber, PhD, George H. Humphreys, II Professor of Surgical Sciences (in Surgery) and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Columbia University, Associate Director, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Division Chief, Surgical Sciences
Seminar Title: “Tissue localization & human T cell immunity” 

Monday, February 5, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Ryan A. Langlois, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: "Cellular resistance and susceptibility to influenza virus infection"

Monday, February 12, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Paul Kubes, PhD, Professor, Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology, Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases, Director, Snyder Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Immunology and Gastrointestinal Research Groups, University of Calgary
Seminar Title: “Imaging the immune response to sterile injury and repair” 

Monday, February 26, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Frances E. Lund, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Seminar Title: “Effector, memory or plasma cell? How does the cytokine microenvironment direct B cell fate?” 

Monday, March 5, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Shabaana Abdul Khader, PhD, Associate Professor Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis
Seminar Title: “Host Immunity to tuberculosis: A balancing Act”

Monday, March 19, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Special Spring Seminar Event
Speaker: Ashraful Haque, PhD, Associate Professor, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Seminar Title: "Using Single-Cell Genomics, mathematical and computational modelling to examine host-parasite interactions in experimental malaria"

Monday, March 26, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Gabriel Victora, PhD, Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomics, Immunology, Virology and Microbiology, The Rockefeller University
Seminar Title: “Clonal and Cellular Dynamics in Germinal Centers” 

CANCELLED - Monday, April 2, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU (Weiser Lecture in Immunology)
Speaker: Michel C. Nussenzweig, MD, PhD, Professor, Senior Physician, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Zanvil A. Cohn and Ralph M. Steinman Professor, The Rockefeller University
Seminar Title: “The HIV Vaccine Problem”

Monday, April 9, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Nels Elde, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah
Seminar Title: “Evolutionary innovations from biological collisions” 

CANCELLED - Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Facundo D. Batista, PhD, Professor, Principal Investigator, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard University
Seminar Title: “TBD” 

Monday, April 30, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Orin Smith Auditorium, SLU
Speaker: Roberta Pelanda, PhD, Professor of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado, Denver
Seminar Title: “Bridging studies of B cell tolerance and autoimmunity from mice to humans” 

Monday, May 21, 2018, 3:30 p.m., **BROTMAN Auditorium**, SLU
Speaker: Gwen Randolph, PhD, Professor, Pathology and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Immunology Program, Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program Washington University, St. Louis
Seminar Title: “Lymphatic vessels and macrophages: regulators of immune microenvironment” 

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