Seminar Schedule

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Sasan Jalili, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Seminar Title: “From Microfluidics to Macrofluidics:  Engineering tools to interrogate the host immunity, microbiome and their crosstalk”
Host: Dr. Anthony Vella
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Dr. Jill E.  Slansky Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Seminar Title: “T cell responses to self/tumor antigens”
Host: Dr. Pramod K. Srivastava
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Patricia Anderson – anderson@uchc.edu

Chelsie Bergstrom- cbergstrom@uchc.edu 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Kodi Ravichandran, BVSc, PhD Robert L. Kroc Professor of Pathology and Immunology

Chief, Division of Immunobiology

Department of Pathology and Immunology

Washington University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: “Eating a good apoptotic meal: Lessons from phagocytes”
Host: Dr. Vijay Rathinam
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, April 11, 2024

John MacMicking, Ph.D. Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute;

Professor, Departments of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology,

Yale University School of Medicine; Yale Systems Biology Institute    

Seminar Title: “Host Cell Defense: New Nanomachines for Immunity to Infection”
Host: Dr. Jianbin Ruan
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Silke Paust, Ph.D. Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Seminar Title: “Influenza Virus Immunity and Immunotherapy”
Host: Dr. Anthony Vella
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Xiu-Feng Henry Wan, Ph.D. Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine

University of Missouri

Seminar Title: “Impact of antigenic variation in vaccine components on effectiveness of repeated influenza vaccination”
Host: Dr. Penghua Wang, Associate Professor
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Richard G. Vile, Ph.D. Professor of Immunology, Director, Gene and Virus Therapy Program,

Director, Immuno-oncology Program            

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Seminar Title: “Oncolytic Viruses in Cancer Immunotherapy: Delivering Heat or Distraction?”
Host: Dr. Kepeng Wang, Assistant Professor
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Dr. Anita S. Chong Professor of Surgery

University of Chicago, Department of Surgery

Seminar Title: “Resolving allogeneic conflict in transplantation and pregnancy”
Host: Dr. Pramod K. Srivastava
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Patricia Anderson – anderson@uchc.edu

 

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Dr. Frank Menniti Chief Science Officer, MindImmune Therapeutics, Inc.
Ryan Research Professor of Neuroscience, Ryan Institute for Neuroscience
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Rhode Island
Seminar Title: “Dendritic cell recruitment in Alzheimer’s disease”
Host: Dr. Stefan Brocke
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

 

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Dr. Ivan Zanoni Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Boston Childrens Hospital in Field of Immunology

Harvard Medical School

Research Faculty, Division of Immunology, Division of Gastroenterology

Boston Children’s Hospital

Seminar Title: “Innate immunity controls inflammation”
Host: Dr. Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

 

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Dr. Li Qiang Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,

Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University

Seminar Title: “Deciphering the decline of metabolic elasticity in aging and obesity”
Host: Dr. Beiyan Zhou
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

 

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Dr. Isaac Chiu Associate Professor, Department of Immunology

Blavatnik Institute, Harvard Medical School

Seminar Title: “Pain and nociception in barrier tissue immunity and host defense”
Host: Skylar Wright, GSIV, MD/PhD Program
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

 

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Dr. Feng Shao Investigator and Deputy Director

National Institute of Biological Sciences – Beijing, China

Seminar Title: “Activation of antitumor immunity by bacteria-derived signals: Pyroptosis & beyond”
Host: Dr. Jianbin Ruan
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

 

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Dr. Linda Cauley UConn Health

Associate Professor, Department of Immunology

Seminar Title: “How cytotoxic T lymphocytes stalk their prey”
Host: Dr. Anthony Vella
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

 

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Dr. Min Dong Boston Children’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor

Seminar Title: “C. difficile toxin B receptors and intragenic-recombination-driven diversification”
Host: Dr. Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Dr. Qing Deng Purdue University

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Seminar Title: “Engineering Chimeric Antigen Receptor Neutrophils for Targeted Cancer Immunotherapy”
Host: Dr. Zhichao Fan
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Location Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Dr. Cammie Lesser Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Associate Professor of Medicine (Microbiology)

Seminar Title: “Bacterial delivery systems from agents of pathogenesis to vectors for novel therapeutics”
Host: Dr. Vijay Rathinam
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Location Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Dr. Beiyan Zhou Department of Immunology – UConn Health
Seminar Title: “Developing Novel Computational Strategies to Capture Macrophage Actions”
Host: Dr. Anthony Vella
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Dr. Howard L. Kaufman Harvard University

Clinical Associate, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

Oncology Associate, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Lecturer in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Seminar Title: “Oncolytic Viruses for the Treatment of Cancer”
Host: Dr. Kepeng Wang
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Dr. Emanuela M. Bruscia  Department of Pediatrics – Yale University School of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Monocyte-derived macrophages drive lung tissue remodeling in cystic fibrosis”
Host: Dr. Zhichao Fan
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Dr. Pei-Yong Shi University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Seminar Title: “SARS-CoV-2 Biology and Countermeasure Development”
Host: Dr. Penghua Wang
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Julie Michaud – jumichaud@uchc.edu

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Dr. Trude Helen Flo Centre of Excellence in Molecular Inflammation Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Seminar Title: “Host-cell killing by Mycobacterium tuberculosis”
Host: Dr. Vijay Rathinam
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Kimberly Young – kyoung@uchc.edu

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Dr. Tsan Sam Xiao Department of Pathology – Case Western Reserve University
Seminar Title: “Catching Fire: Inflammatory Responses Mediated by Caspases and Gasdermins”
Host: Dr. Jianbin Ruan
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Kimberly Young – kyoung@uchc.edu

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Dr. Manuela Raffatellu Department of Pediatrics – University of California, San Diego
Seminar Title: “Mucosal Immunity during Salmonella Infection”
Host: Dr. Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Low Learning Center
Contact: Kimberly Young – kyoung@uchc.edu

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Dr. Louise D’Cruz Department of Immunology – University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: “Adipose Tissue Resident Tregs: Friend of Foe in Obesity?”
Host: Dr. Anthony Vella
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Webex & by Invitation due to safe social distancing
Contact: Kimberly Young – kyoung@uchc.edu