Wednesday Immunology Seminar Series 2013 - 2014


Location: Armenise Amphitheater, 210 Longwood Avenue, unless noted otherwise

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

This weekly lecture series is one of the most widely-attended in the Longwood Medical area and features presentations by leaders in the field of immunology.

Please note: a Harvard ID or Harvard-affiliated ID card is needed to enter the building.


Fall 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013: 

Dr. Louis Staudt, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute

"Self ligand oncogenic signaling in human lymphomas"

Wednesday, September 18, 2013: 

Dr. Kate Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts Medical School

"Long non-coding RNA and innate immunity: a new layer of complexity in gene regulation."

Wednesday, September 25, 2013: CANCELED

Dr. Reinhold Förster, Hannover Medical School

"Lymph node homing of immune cells via afferent lymphatics"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013: 

Dr. Vijay Kuchroo, Brigham and Women's Hospital

"Transcriptional network controlling development of Tregs and Th17 cells"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013: 

Dr. Douglas Golenbock, University of Massachusetts Medical School

"Innate Immune Response in Malaria"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013: 

Dr. Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, St. Jude Children's Hospital

"Regulators of inflammatory responses"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013: 

Dr. Hilde Cheroutre, La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology

"Protective Immunity: It Takes More Than Memory"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013: BENACERRAF LECTURE

Dr. Suzanne Topalian, John Hopkins Medicine

"Immune checkpoint blockade: A new paradigm for cancer therapy"

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 

Dr. Eli Gilboa, University of Miami

"Aptamer-targeted RNA therapeutics: a novel platform for cancer immunotherapy"

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 

Dr. Alexander Chervonsky, The University of Chicago

"Commensal microbes and their host’s health"

Wednesday, November 20, 2013: 

Dr. Paul Frenette, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Dissecting the hematopoietic stem cell niche"

Wednesday, December 4, 2013: **LOCATION CHANGE: This seminar is in the TMEC Amphitheater**

Dr. Tyler Jacks, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

"Investigating tumor-immune system interactions in genetically-engineered models of cancer"

Wednesday, December 11, 2013: Fred Rosen Immunology Lecture In Honor of the Memory of Michael Neuberger

Dr. Frederick Alt, Boston Children’s Hospital

"Antibody Maturation in Germinal Center and Non-germinal Center B cells: New Insights into Mechanisms That Promote Specificity, Outcome, and Collateral Damage of AID Activity"


Spring 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014: 

Dr. Ajay Chawla, UCSF

"Innate control of metabolism and tissue regeneration"

Wednesday, February 5, 2014: 

Dr. Garry Nolan, Stanford University School of Medicine

"Mass Cytometry: Next generation flow cytometry"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014: 

Dr. Lora Hooper, UT Southwestern Medical Center

"Circadian regulation of intestinal immunity"

Wednesday, February 19, 2014: 

Dr. Carl June, University of Pennsylvania

"Engineering T cells to overcome tolerance"

Wednesday, February 26, 2014: 

Dr. Cheng Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology

"Antigen-specific TCR–pMHC catch triggers T-cell signaling by rapidly accumulating successive bond lifetimes prolonged by optimal force"

Wednesday, March 5, 2014: 

Dr. David Artis, University of Pennsylvania

"Immune regulation at barrier surfaces"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014: 

Dr. Albert Bendelac, University of Chicago

"Transcriptional Regulation of Innate Lymphocytes"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014: 

Dr. Bruno Lemaitre, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

"The Drosophila gut: innate immunity in epithelia"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014: 

Dr. Edgar Engleman, Stanford University

"Bench to bedside: Discovery and Development of a Dendritic Cell Vaccine for Cancer"

Wednesday, April 9, 2014: 

Dr. Wayne Yokoyama, HHMI; Washington University Medical Center

"Tissue-resident Natural Killer Cells"

Wednesday, April 16, 2014: 

Dr. Nilabh Shastri, University of California, Berkeley

"All the peptides that fit: Producing a peptide-MHC repertoire for immunity"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014: 

Dr. Veit Hornung, University of Bonn

"Antiviral immunity: cell autonomous sensing and effector mechanisms"

Wednesday, April 30, 2014: 

Dr. James Chen, UT Southwestern Medical Center

"The dark side of DNA - immune and autoimmune responses to cytosolic DNA "

Wednesday, May 7, 2014: 

Dr. Lalita Ramakrishnan, University of Washington

"Immunological insights into tuberculosis from the zebrafish"