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CCIR Distinguished Seminar Series

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Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars are held at the Griffin Conference Center, South Campus Research Building Floor 1.

FY13 Immunology Seminar Series

November 14, 2012                         
   “Exosomes: Mediators and Biomarkers of Disease”
    Dr. Douglas D. Taylor
    Professor and Vice Chair
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
    University of Louisville School of Medicine

December 6, 2012                            
   "Innate and adaptive immunity regulated within the tumor microenvironment”
    Dr. Thomas Gajewski
    Department of Pathology and Department of Medicine
    University of Chicago

January 10, 2013                               
   “Immunoregulation of graft-versus-host disease”
    Dr. Bruce Blazar
    Regents Professor
    Department of Transplantation Immunology
    University of Minnesota

February 7, 2013                              
   “Regulation of the transcriptional programs of Bc16 and PLZF by the E3 ligase Cullin 3”
    Dr. Albert Bendelac
    Department of Pathology and Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    University of Chicago

March 5, 2013                    
   “T cell dysfunction during chronic infection”
Dr. Edward J. Wherry
Associate Professor
    Department of Microbiology
    University of Pennsylvania

March 7, 2013                    
   “Ubiquitin Modification in Cancer Pathogenesis”
Dr. Vishva Dixit
    Vice President
    Genentech, Inc.

April 11, 2013                     
   “Educating NK cells to fight cancer”
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
    Department of Medicine
    University of Minnesota

April 19, 2013                     
   “Regulation of cytokines during phagocytosis of apoptotic cells: implication for novel strategies of cancer immunotherapy”
    Dr. Xiaojing Ma
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology    
    Weill Medical College of Cornell University

December 3, 2013                            
  “Procarcinogenic immunity and the microbiome”
    Dr. Drew Pardoll
    Cancer Immunology Program
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


  • 2011 Dallas-Fort Worth Living Legends

    Robert Coffman, Ph.D., of Dynavax Technologies

    "Development of vaccine adjuvants and novel therapeutics for autoimmune disease by regulating toll-like receptor activity"

  • 2011 R.E. "Bob" Smith Lecture

    Max Cooper, M.D., of Emory University School of Medicine

    "Ancient antibodies against cancer cells"

  • 2011 R.E. "Bob" Smith Lecture

    Tasuku Honjo, M.D., Ph.D., of Kyoto University School of Medicine

    "Dilemma of AID:  Infection or Cancer"

  • 2010 R.E. "Bob" Smith Lecture

    Bob Beutler, M.D., of The Scripps Research Institute

    "Sensing Infection"

  • 2008 Dallas/Ft. Worth Living Legends Professorship

    Jacques Banchereau, Ph.D., of  Baylor Institute for Immunology Research

    "Taking dendritic cells into medicine"

  • 2008 R.E. "Bob" Smith Lecture

    K. Frank Austen, M.D., of Harvard Medical School

    "Developmental biology and effector functions of mast cells"

  • 2007 R.E. "Bob" Smith Lecture

    Shimon Sakaguchi, M.D., Ph.D., of Kyoto University

    "Regulatory T cells in immunological self-tolerance"

  • 2006 R.E. "Bob" Smith Lecture

    Dan Littman, M.D., Ph.D., of New York University

    "Transcriptional networks in the regulation of inflammatory cells"

  • 2005 R.E. "Bob" Smith Lecture

    Lewis Lanier, Ph.D., of University of California - San Francisco

    "NK receptors in innate immune responses"

  • 2004 R.E. "Bob" Smith Lecture

    Hugh McDevitt, M.D., of Stanford University

    "T cells and dendritic cells in the initiation of type 1 diabetes mellitus"

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