Wednesday Immunology Seminar Series

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.


Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014: 

Dr. Ton Schumacher, Netherlands Cancer Institute

"T cell recognition of the human cancer mutanome"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014: 

Dr. Arup Chakraborty, MIT

"How to hit HIV where it hurts"

Wednesday, October 1, 2014: Evergrande Lecture

Dr. Chen Dong, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center 

"Molecular control of helper T cell differentiation"

Wednesday, October 8, 2014: 

Dr. Warner Greene, University of California, San Francisco

"HIV and CD4 T Cell Death: Suicide, Not Murder, Drives Progression to AIDS"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Edwin J. Cohn Lecture

Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov, Yale School of Medicine

"A Framework for Disease Classification"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Benacerraf Lecture

Dr. Jerome Galon, INSERM

"Immune contexture and Immunoscore in the era of cancer immunotherapies"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014: 

Dr. David Weiss, Emory University

"CRISPR-Cas systems in bacterial immune evasion and beyond"

Wednesday, November 5, 2014: 

Dr. Facundo Batista, London Research Institute

"Dynamic imaging of Lymphocyte activation – from single molecule to living tissue"

Wednesday, November 12, 2014: 

Dr. Erin Adams, University of Chicago

"Molecular signals that regulate gamma delta T cell activity in human health and disease"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 

Dr. Greg Barton, University of California, Berkeley

"Regulation of immune responses by Toll-like receptors"

Wednesday, December 3, 2014: Evergrande Lecture

Dr. Aviv Regev, Broad Institute

"Reconstructing regulatory circuits: lessons from immune cells"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014: 

Dr. Edward Miao, UNC Chapel Hill

"Cytoplasmic LPS activates caspase-11: implications in TLR4-independent endotoxic shock"


Spring 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015: 

Dr. Erika Pearce, Washington University in St. Louis

"Metabolic Regulation of T Cell Function and Fate."

Wednesday, February 4, 2015: 

Dr. Michel Sadelain, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute

"CAR therapy: the CD19 paradigm and beyond"

Wednesday, February 11, 2015: 

Dr. Marc Jenkins, University of Minnesota

"Factors that determine the size and function of antigen-specific naïve CD4+ T cell populations."

Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Evergrande Lecture

Dr. Dan Littman, NYU Langone Medical Center

"Role of the microbiota in shaping of the host immune response"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015: 

Dr. David Masopust, University of Minnesota

"Resident Memory CD8 T Cells: Quantity, Location, and Protection"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 

Dr. Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

"Designing vaccines: The genetics of Tfh differentiation and function"

Wednesday, March 11, 2015: 

Dr. Mark Anderson, University of California, San Francisco

"Therapeutic targeting of central T cell tolerance"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015: 

Dr. Russell Vance, University of California, Berkeley

"Cytosolic detection of intracellular bacterial pathogens"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015: 

Dr. Peter Savage, University of Chicago

"Aire-dependent regulatory T cells in immune tolerance and tumor immunity"

Wednesday, April 8, 2015: 

Dr. Skip Virgin, Washington University School of Medicince

"Gene-microbe interactions that regulate the virome, immunity and disease pathogenesis"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015: 

Dr. Steffen Jung, Weizmann Institute of Science

"Macrophages – Development, Tissue specialization and Functions"

Wednesday, April 22, 2015: 

Dr. Denise Monack, Stanford University

"The Yin and Yang of Persistent Salmonella Infection"

Wednesday, April 29, 2015: 

Dr. Gordon Freeman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

"PD-1 immunotherapy"

Wednesday, May 6, 2015: 

Dr. Bali Pulendran, Emory University

"Systems Vaccinology: Enabling rational vaccine design with systems biological approaches."

Seminar Information

Location & Time:


Armenise Amphitheater

210 Longwood Avenue

(unless noted otherwise)


Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM


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



© 2015 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College