Stanford Immunology Seminar Series 2019-2020

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.


Sep September 24 Tue 2019

Shane Liddelow, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU Langone
What do reactive astrocytes (really) do?
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Oct October 01 Tue 2019

Ansuman Satpathy, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Stanford University
Single-cell genomics in cancer immunotherapy
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Oct October 08 Tue 2019

Pamela Bjorkman, PhD
David Baltimore Professor of Biology, Caltech
A Molecular Arms Race: HIV versus the Immune 
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Oct October 15 Tue 2019

Diana Bautista, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Neuroimmune interactions in itch and pain
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Oct October 22 Tue 2019


Oct October 29 Tue 2019

Alice Bertaina, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University
Alpha/beta T-cell depleted haploidentical stem cell transplant in children: a new platform for immunotherapy
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Nov November 05 Tue 2019

Dan Stetson, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology, University of Washington
Nucleic acid detection in host defense and autoimmunity
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Nov November 12 Tue 2019

Joanne Engel, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology, UCSF
The secret life of an intracellular pathogen
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Nov November 19 Tue 2019

Rosa Bacchetta, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University
Human FOXP3 gene: from bed to bench-side...and back
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Jan January 07 Tue 2020

Lawrence Fong, MD
Leader, Cancer Immunotherapy Program, Co-Leader, Cancer Immunology Program, UCSF
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Efim Guzik Distinguished Professor in Cancer Biology, UCSF

Mechanisms of resistant to cancer immunotherapy
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Jan January 14 Tue 2020

Michel DuPage, PhD
Assistant Professor of Immunology and Pathogenesis, UC Berkeley
Engineering precision cancer immunotherapy
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Jan January 21 Tue 2020

Nicholas Restifo, MD
Executive Vice President for Research, Lyell Immunopharma, Inc. 
Please don't kill me: how tumors actively and rapidly defend themselves from attack by T cells
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Jan January 28 Tue 2020

Rachel Gerstein, PhD
Associate Professor University of Massachusetts Medical School
The Herzenberg Principle(s): Single cell analysis and antibodies from tools to therapies
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Feb February 04 Tue 2020

Beth Stevens, PhD 
Research Associate in Neurology, Associate Professor of Neurology, HHMI Investigator, Harvard Medical School
Redefining microglia states in development and disease
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Feb February 11 Tue 2020

Margaret  M. McCarthy, PhD 
James and Carolyn Frenkil Dean’s Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Immune Origins of Sex Differences in the Brain
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Feb February 18 Tue 2020

Lucy Godley, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology / Oncology University of Chicago Department of Medicine
How germline and somatic mutations regulate hematopoiesis through inflammation
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Feb February 25 Tue 2020

Kole Roybal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, UCSF
Synthetic biology approaches to enhance engineered immune cell therapies for cancer
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Mar March 03 Tue 2020

Carl Nathan, MD
R. A. Rees Pritchett Professor of Microbiology
Chairman, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Weill Cornell Medicine
Why the immune system needs us
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Mar March 24 Tue 2020

Christophe Benoist, MD, PhD
Morton Grove-Rasmussen Professor of Immunohematology, Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School

Mar March 31 Tue 2020

Marco Colonna, MD
Robert Rock Belliveau MD Professor of Pathology, WUSTL

Apr April 07 Tue 2020

Dan Kaplan, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Dermatology, and Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh
Cutaneous sensory afferents modulate innate immune responses
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Apr April 14 Tue 2020

Dana Pe'er, PhD
Chair, Computational and Systems Biology Program, SKI; Scientific Director, Metastasis & Tumor Ecosystems Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
A single cell lens into the dynamics of disease (tentative)

Apr April 21 Tue 2020

John Kuriyan, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Chancellor's Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, UC Berkeley

Apr April 28 Tue 2020

Andrea Schietinger, PhD
Assistant Member, Immunology Program, SKI, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

May May 05 Tue 2020

Brian Brown, PhD
Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

May May 12 Tue 2020

Egle Cekanaviciute, PhD
Scientist, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Space Biosciences Research Branch of NASA Ames Research Center
Neuroimmune responses to space radiation
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May May 19 Tue 2020

Alex K. Shalek, PhD
Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Associate Professor
Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, Department of Chemistry, and Koch Institute, MIT
Identifying and rationally modulating cellular drivers of enhanced immunity
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May May 26 Tue 2020

Katherine King, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine
Effects of infection and inflammation on hematopoietic stem cells
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