Seminars & Events

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Students, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers are strongly encouraged to participate in the seminars and events supported by the Immunology program and the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection.

Immunology Seminar Series

The Stanford Immunology Program Seminar Series is held every Tuesday at 4:30-5:30 PM in person. 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.

For the 2023-2024 seminar schedule, please visit this page.

Science in Progress

The SIP format features research presentations by both senior graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to the immunology community. The Graduate SIP Talks are held on Thursdays at 12:30pm will begin in the Autumn Quarter and will continue until the end of Spring Quarter. Postdoc SIPs happen on Fridays once a month at 9am in person or via Zoom.

Immunology Holiday Party

The annual Holiday Party is held in the beginning of December to celebrate with festive cheer. Students, postdocs, faculty, and staff of Stanford Immunology are welcomed to attend.


Other Events

Graduate Journal Club

Journal club for graduate students are held on Tuesdays at 3:00-4:00 pm during 2023-20234school year.  Every week, one graduate student presents the background, methodology, and results of an immunology research paper that has been published within the last year.  Attendance is open to everyone; it is required of first- to third-year students.  Attendees are expected to read the week's paper before the session and be ready to participate in critical discussion of the results. The teaching assistant will decide the order of presenters during the first session of the academic year.


Graduates students presents his/her research, including laying out the rationale behind choices and decisions, for example, regarding theory selection and research methods.

Immunology Summer BBQ

The annual Barbeque is held in mid September at the end of Startup week to welcome incoming First Years and welcome back current students, postdocs, faculty, and staff of Stanford Immunology. It is organized by Second Year students  on the Startup committee.


Annual Scientific Conference