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Previous Immunology Forum Seminars — 2006

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine,
The JCCC’s Tumor Immunology Program Area

Date Speaker Title
01/23/2006 Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Ph.D.
University of Medicine and Dentistry
New Jersey
“Biology of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells and their Role in HIV Infection”
Host: Dr. Christel Uittenbogaart
02/13/2006 Thomas Wynn, Ph.D.,
Senior Investigator,
National Institutes of Health
“Regulation of chronic inflammation and fibrosis by IL-13 and its decoy receptor”
Host: Dr. Carrie Miceli
03/06/2006 Lewis L. Lanier, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology,
Professor, Cancer Research Institute, UCSF
“Negative regulation of innate immunity by ITAM-bearing receptors”
Host: Dr. John Timmerman
03/13/2006 Steven M. Dubinett, M.D.
Professor, Medicine and Pathology,
Director, UCLA Lung Cancer Research Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
“Immune and Inflammatory Regulation of the Lung Cancer Environment”
Host: Dr. John Timmerman
03/20/2006 Michael Jensen, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Oncology Program
City of Hope Medical Center
“Translational Aspects of T Lymphocyte Gene Transfer For Cancer Immunotherapy Applications”
Host: Dr. John Timmerman
03/24/2006 Amitabha Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.
Scientist, National Institute of Immunology
New Delhi, India
“Mechanism of Survival of Salmonella in Macrophages”
Host: Dr. Debi Nayak
04/03/2006 Michael Carroll, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics & Pathology
Harvard Medical School &
The CBR Institute for Biomedical Research
“The Complement System and Humoral Immunity”
Host: Dr. Paul Dempsey
04/24/2006 Joseph Craft, M.D.,
Professor of Medicine and Immunology,
Yale University
“Pathogen challenge: A role
for innate-like lymphocytes”
Host: Dr. Ram Raj Singh
05/25/2006 Kam C. Yeung, Ph.D.,
Department of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Medical University of Ohio
“A Dual Role of RKIP
in NF-kB Signaling”
Host: Dr. Benjamin Bonavida
06/12/2006 Robert Schreiber, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Immunology,
Washington University School of Medicine
“Cancer Immunoediting:
Fundamental Mechanisms and
Therapeutic Implications”
Host: Dr. Genhong Cheng
06/19/2006 Benjamin M. Segal, M.D.,
Associate Professor, Director,
Neuroimmunology Research Departments of Neurology,
Microbiology & Immunology, and the Cancer Center,
University of Rochester
“Cytokines, Chemokines and the Blood-
Brain-Barrier: Implications for Future
Therapies in Multiple Sclerosis”
Host: Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl
06/19/2006 Dr. Barbara Shacklett, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology &
Immunology, School of Medicine
University of California, Davis
“Mucosal immunity: the first line
of defense against HIV-1 infection”
Host: Dr. Christel Uittenbogaart
07/20/2006 Graham Pawelec, Ph.D.
Professor, Transplantation and
Hematology Section
University of Tubingen, Germany
“Longitudinal Studies Implicate
Cytomegalovirus in Accelerating
Human Immunosenescence”
Host: Dr. Rita Effros
07/24/2006 Luc Van Kaer, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“Modulation of Immune
Responses with Ligand-Activated
Natural Killer T Cells”
Host: Dr. Ram Raj Singh
08/22/2006 Dominique Charron, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, INSERM U662,
Paris, France
“The APC Side of the Immunological
Synapse: MHC II Membrane
Organization and Signalling”
Host: Dr. Elaine Reed
09/11/2006 Mark Shlomchik, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Immunobiology
Yale University School of Medicine
“Activation and Regulation
of Autoreactive B Cells:
Tolls, T cells, and Tolerance”
Host: Dr. Ram Raj Singh
09/15/2006 Peter C. Doherty, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize Laureate
Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The University of Melbourne
“Plagues, Pestilence and Influenza”
Host: Dr. Genhong Cheng
11/06/2006 Betty Diamond, M.D.,
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology,
Columbia University
“Thresholds of B Cell
Selection and Autoimmunity”
Host: Dr. Ram Raj Singh
11/14/2006 Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D.,
Professor, Biological Sciences,
Translational Oncology Program,
UC San Diego
“NKT Cells Act at the Convergence
of Innate and Adaptive Immunity
in the Response to Microbes”
a Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant Seminar
Host: Dr. Lee Goodglick  and Philip Liu (Modlin Lab)
11/20/2006 Howard T. Petrie, Ph.D.,
Professor of Biochemistry,
Scripps/Florida Research Institute
“Dissecting Novel Stromal
Signals that Control Lymphopoiesis
in the Post-Natal Thymus”
Host: Dr. Kenneth Dorshkind
11/27/2006 Michael L. Dustin, Ph.D.
Irene Diamond Associate
Professor of Immunology and Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
“A Dynamic View
of the Immunological Synapse”
Host: Dr. Carrie Miceli
12/6/2006 Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D.
Professor of Immunobiology and Investigator, HHMI
Yale University School of Medicine
“Toll Pathway
of Innate Immunity”
a Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant Seminar
Host: Dr. Stephen Smale and Scott Pope (Smale Lab)
12/11/2006 Anjana Rao, Ph.D.,
Professor of Pathology
CBR Institute for Biomedical Research
Harvard Medical School
“Signalling to Transcription:
the Ca/calcineurin/NFAT pathway”
Host: Dr. Ram Raj Singh
Date Speaker Title

Immuno Forum Coordinators:
Genhong Cheng  (310) 825-8896 and Jonathan Braun  (310) 794-7953

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