Program in Immunology Seminar Series: Academic Year 2009-2010





9/3/2009 Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD UAB Mitochondria: Nitric Oxide Signals the Powerhouse
9/17/2008 Clayton Matthews, PhD University of Florida, Gainesville The Type 1 Diabetes Resistance Gene mt-Nd2 Regulates Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species Generation and Prevents Beta Cell Destruction
10/15/2009 Robert L. Fairchild, PhD Learner Research Institute Innate-adaptive interactions directing CD8 T cells into the skin to mediate immune responses
10/22/2009 Olivera Finn, PhD University of Pittsburgh Human tumor antigens and immunosurveillance
10/29/2009 Dan R. Littman, PhD NY University Langone Medical Center Role of transcription factors and microbiota in Th17 cell function
11/5/2009 Bana Jabri, MD, PhD University of Chicago IL-15 a checkpoint in tissue immunity
11/12/2009 Kevin Roth, MD, PhD UAB Apoptosis and Autophagy: Neuronal Cell Survival in the Balance
11/19/2009 Hui Xu, PhD UAB

IL-17 mediated responses promote tumor development

11/26/2009 Thanksgiving Holiday: No seminar
12/3/2009 Hiromi Kubagawa, MD UAB

Identification of the long elusive IgM Fc receptor

12/10/2009 Alexander Szalai, PhD UAB

Insights into CRP action and reaction in autoimmunity

12/24/2009 Christmas Holiday: No seminar
12/31/2009 New Year's Eve Holiday: No seminar
1/7/2010 Harry Schroeder, Jr., MD, PhD UAB

Development of the Antibody Repertoire:  The Illusion of Free Will

1/14/2010 Hiroshi Kiyono, PhD UAB

Mucosal Decision for Organogenesis, Symbiosis and Vaccine

1/21/2010 Chyi-Song Hsieh, MD, PhD Washington University School of Medicine

Role of TCR specificity in regulatory T cell development

1/28/2010 Leszek Ignatowicz, PhD Medical College of Georgia

Development and antigen receptors on natural Foxp3+ T cells

2/4/2010 Jordan S. Orange, MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania

The in’s and out’s of NK cell cytotoxicity

2/11/2010 Galit Alter, PhD Harvard University, MGH NK cells in HIV: friends or foes?
2/25/2010 Mark Jenkins, PhD University of Minnesota Medical School How CD4+ T lymphocytes remember past infections
3/4/2010 Andrew Chan, MD, PhD Genentech, CA T cell activation- Steps to full effector function
3/11/2010 Harry Schroeder, Jr., MD, PhD UAB

Development of the Antibody Repertoire:  The Illusion of Free Will

3/25/2010 David Artis, PhD University of Pennsylvania Regulation of immunity at mucosal sites
4/1/2010 Tim Townes, PhD UAB Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and gene replacement therapy for sickle cell disease
4/8/2010 Susan Pierce, PhD NIAD/NIH It's all about change: The antigen-driven initiation of B cell receptor signaling
4/15/2010 David Briles, PhD UAB Pneumococcal virulence proteins as vaccine antigens
4/22/2010 S. Louis Bridges Jr., MD UAB Opportunities in human immunology: Rheumatoid srthritis
5/6/2010 Chandra Mohan, MD, PhD Southwestern Medical Center Three checkpoints in Lupus development
5/13/2010 David V. Serreze, PhD The Jackson Laboratory Invasion of the killer Bs in type 1 diabetes
5/20/2010 Allan Zajac, PhD UAB CD8 T cell exhaustion: Causes, consequences, and conversion
5/27/2010 Jan Potempa, PhD Jagiellonian University Gingipains: The master tools used by Porphyromonas gingivalis to manipulate the host immune system

Kate Kosmac

Travis Ptacek

Latonya Williams

John Yi


Special Seminar Presented by the Four Most Outstanding Trainee Presenters at the

Program in Immunology Training Grant Poster Session


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