Stanford Immunology Seminar Series 2017-2018

Nationally and internationally recognized speakers present research seminars to the Stanford Immunology community. Graduate students participate in extending invitations to speakers and in hosting speakers. The seminar is free and open to the public. It also functions as a class called IMMUNOL 311.

Tuesdays at 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Autumn Quarter 2017 in Alway M106

Winter and Spring Quarters in LKSC 130


Autumn Quarter 2017 in Alway M106:

09/26/17        Ron Germain, M.D., Ph.D. - NIAID/NIH

Imaging Immunity – Developing a High Resolution, Spatiotemporal Understanding of Host Defense


10/03/17        Carolyn Bertozzi, Ph.D. - Stanford University

Targeting the sialic acid axis of immune modulation for cancer immunotherapy


10/10/17        Jonathan Kagan, Ph.D. - Harvard Medical School

Mechanisms of Inflammation


10/17/17        Alexander Hoffmann, Ph.D. - University of California Los Angeles

Specificity and Noise in Immune Response Signaling


10/24/17        Eric Long, Ph.D. - NIAID/NIH

Antibody-dependent inhibition of Plasmodium falciparum growth by NK cells


10/31/17        David Baker, Ph.D., - University of Washington

The coming of age of de novo protein design


11/07/17        Jeffrey Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D. - The Rockefeller University

Antibody diversification through selective Fc receptor engagement


11/14/17        Frederic Geissman, M.D.,Ph.D. - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Somatic mosaicism in the resident macrophage lineage, inflammation and neurodegeneration


11/28/17        Owen Witte, M.D. - University of California Los Angeles

Finding Immune Targets for Aggressive Prostate Cancers


12/05/17        CANCELLED Charles Rice, Ph.D. - The Rockefeller University


12/08/17        **Diana Bianchi, M.D. - NIH/NICHD **

** Special Immunology Seminar held in Clark Center Auditorium from 12:30-1:30 pm ** 



Winter Quarter 2018 in LKSC 130:

01/19/18        Stephen Smale, Ph.D. - University of California Los Angeles

Mechanistic logic controlling inflammatory gene transcription


01/16/18        Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D. - La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Crosstalk: how a TNF super family receptor influences intestinal tissue, the microbiome and mucosal immunity


01/23/18        Rahul Satija, Ph.D. - New York Genome Center, NYU

Integrated analysis of single cell data across modalities, technologies, and species


01/30/18        Taia Wang, M.D., Ph.D. - Stanford University

IIgG Fc domain repertoires: structural and functional diversity in humans


02/06/18        Megan Cooper, M.D., Ph.D. - Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Fueling a killer: metabolic regulation of NK cell activation


02/13/18        ** Eli Gilboa, Ph.D. - University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine**

**Special Immunology Seminar held in Alway M114 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm**

Vaccination against neoantigens induced in future tumors for patients in remission and individuals at risk of developing cancer


02/13/18        Audray Harris, Ph.D. - NIAID/DIR

Vaccine nanoparticle analysis by cryo-EM with hybrid approaches


02/20/18        Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D. - University of California San Francisco

Manipulating Tregs to control tolerance in autoimmunity and cancer


02/27/18        Andrew Gentles, Ph.D. - Stanford University

Clinically relevant interaction networks in the tumor microenvironment


03/06/18        Adrian Erlebacher, M.D., Ph.D. - University of California San Francisco

Mechanisms of maternal immune tolerance towards the allogeneic fetus


03/13/18        ** Hergen Spits, Ph.D. - Academic Center of the University of Amsterdam**

Title TBA                                            **Special Seminar Time and location TBD **


03/13/18        Prasanna Jagannathan, M.D., Ph.D. - Stanford University

Title TBA

Spring Quarter 2018 in LKSC 130:

04/03/18        Sarah Fortune, M.D. - Harvard University

Enhancing macrophage clearance of M. tuberculosis using insights from single cell genomics


04/10/18        Patrick Wilson, Ph.D. - The University of Chicago

B cell immunity to influenza in context


04/17/18        Giorgio Trinchieri, M.D. - NCI/NIH 

Cancer, inflammation and the microbiota


04/24/18         Chris Goodnow, Ph.D. - Garvan Institute of Medical Research



05/01/18        Marco Colonna, M.D. - Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis

Innate lymphoid cells in immunity


05/08/18        Susan Kaech, Ph.D. - Salk Institute

Anti-tumor T cells: you are what you eat


05/15/18        Shane Crotty, Ph.D. - La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Title TBA


05/22/18        Sonia Sharma, Ph.D. - La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Metabolic-epigenetic priming of cell-intrinsic innate immunity uncovered in a disease of systemic inflammation


Herzenberg Memorial Lecture

05/29/189        Rachel Gerstein, Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts Medical School

Title TBA


06/05/18        Darrell Irvine, Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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