Wednesday Seminar Series

Fall 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018: 

Dr. Ulrich von Andrian, Harvard Medical School

"Extra- and intra-vascular immune surveillance by anti-viral T cells"

Wednesday, September 12, 2018: 

Dr. Beth Stevens, Boston Children's Hospital

"How Microglia Help Wire the Brain in Development and Disease"

Wednesday, September 26, 2018: 

Dr. Catherine Wu, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

"Development of Personalized Cancer Vaccines "

Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 

Dr. Isaac Chiu, Harvard Medical School

"Neuro-immune interactions in infection and host defense"

Wednesday, October 10, 2018: 

Dr. Kate Schroder, University of Queensland

"New insights into inflammasome signalling and functions in host defence"

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: 

Dr. Aviv Regev, Broad Institute

"Using cell atlases to understand disease"

Please note: This seminar will not be available for livestreaming.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018: 

Dr. Michael Fischbach, Stanford University

"Small molecules from the human microbiota"

Wednesday, November 7, 2018: 

Dr. Marco Colonna, Washington University School of Medicine

"Innate Lymphoid Cells in Immunity"

Wednesday, November 28, 2018: 

Dr. Diane Mathis, Harvard Medical School

"Tissue-Tregs and the cells that nurture them "

Wednesday, December 5, 2018: 

Dr. Sohail Tavazoie, The Rockefeller University

"A surprising role for ApoE in regulation of cancer metastasis and immune suppression"


Spring 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019: 

Dr. Mikael Pittet, Massachusetts General Hospital

"Myeloid Cells in Cancer"

Please note: This seminar will not be available for livestreaming.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Rosen Lecture

Dr. Lora Hooper, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

"Metabolism, the microbiome, and the circadian clock"

Wednesday, February 13, 2019: 

Dr. Wendell Lim, University of California - San Francisco

"Hacking Immune Cells:  Learning by Building"

Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Evergrande Lecture

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

"Molecular Targets for the Treatment of Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases"

Wednesday, February 27, 2019: 

Dr. Mark Davis, Stanford University


Wednesday, March 6, 2019: Evergrande Lecture

Dr. Julie Blander, Weill Cornell Medicine

"Detecting and responding to microbial viability"

Wednesday, March 13, 2019: 

Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale School of Medicine

" ³Inflammation and Defense of Homeostasis²."

Wednesday, March 27, 2019: Evergrande-Sponsored

Dr. Luke O'Neill, Trinity College - Dublin

"Krebs Cycle reprogrammed for Cytokines"

Wednesday, April 3, 2019: 

Dr. Bimal Desai, University of Virginia

"Electrical Signals at the crossroads of Inflammation and Tissue Homeostasis"

Wednesday, April 10, 2019: 

Dr. Paul Kubes, University of Calgary

"Imaging the immune system in tissue repair"

Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Special Tuesday Benacerraf Lecture: 5 PM Start

Dr. Antoni Ribas, UCLA


Wednesday, April 17, 2019: 

Dr. Veit Hornung, Ludwig-Maximilians University - Munich

"Inflammasome signalling in the human system"

Wednesday, April 24, 2019: 

Dr. Akiko Iwasaki, Yale University

"Antiviral defense mechanisms at mucosal surfaces"

Wednesday, May 1, 2019: 

Dr. Mihai Netea, Radboud University medical Center

"Trained immunity: a memory for innate host defense"

Location & Time

Armenise Amphitheater

210 Longwood Avenue

(unless noted otherwise)


Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM


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


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