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Faculty Research Lecture

Presented by
The Los Angeles Division of the
Academic Senate of the University of California

Date/Time Speaker Title
11/08/2007 Owen N. Witte, M.D.,
  • Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • President’s Chair in Developmental Immunology
  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
  • Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA
“A Delicate Balance:  Stem Cells, Cancer and the Immune Response”
Inquiries:  specialevents@support.ucla.edu


Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Seminar

Date Speaker Title
04/16/2007 Karl O. Stetter, Ph.D.,
Professor, Microbiology & Botany
University of Regensburg, Germany
“Hyperthermophilic Life on Earth – and on Mars?”
Host:  Dr. Imke Schroeder


Biosafety Seminar

Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Department

Date Speaker Title
09/07/2007 Sean G. Kauffman, MPH, CHES
Director of Programs,
Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
“High Containment Controls and Issues Surrounding Regulatory Compliance”
Host:  Natasha Griffith, Laboratory of Dr. Jeffery F. Miller, Professor & Chair, MIMG


Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant

Date Trainee Symposia
05/08/2007 Trainees in the MPTG program will present current research.
Schedule of Speakers: Session 1
05/18/2007 Schedule of Speakers: Session 2
Dr. Patricia Johnson, Training Grant Director


Previous Immunology Forum Seminars — 2007

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

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

Date Speaker Title
01/23/2007 W. Zacheus Cande, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular
and Cell Biology
University of California Berkeley
“A Tale of Two Nuclei:
Cell Division in Giardia”
a Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant Seminar
Host: R. D. Hayes (Patricia Johnson Lab)
02/13/2007 L. David Sibley, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular Microbiology
Washington University in St. Louis
“Molecular Basis
of Virulence in Toxoplasma”
a Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant Seminar
Host:  Jay Turetsky (Peter Bradley Lab)
02/26/2007 Joseph (Mike) McCune, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Experimental Medicine
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical
and Translational Research
UC San Francisco
“Thymic Function
in HIV Disease”
Host: Dr. Christel Uittenbogaart
03/02/2007 Mohamed H. Sayegh, M.D.,
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Transplantation Research Center - Renal Division
“The Evolution of Our
Understanding of T cell
Costimulatory Pathways and
Their Role in Graft
Rejection and Tolerance”
Host: Dr. Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski
03/12/2007 Alexander Hoffmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
UC San Diego
“Specificity and Crosstalk within
the NF-kB Signaling System”
Host:  Dr. Genhong Cheng
03/19/2007 Robert Sackstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Scientific Director,
Bone Marrow Transplant Program
Harvard Institutes of Medicine
“Ex Vivo Glycan Engineering of Cell Migration: Implications for Immunity and Stem Cell Therapeutics”
Host:  Dr. Linda Baum
03/21/2007 Luis M. de la Maza, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine
UC Irvine
“Vaccines for Clamydia Trachomatis Infections”
a Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant Seminar
Host:  Kaori Shimazaki  (Gordon/ Braun Lab)
04/06/2007 David W. Scott, Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Microbiology/Immunology
University of Maryland,
School of Medicine
Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases
“Gene Therapy for Tolerance: Application and Mechanisms”
Host: Dr. Carrie Miceli
04/30/2007 Charlie Surh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Immunology,
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California
“T Cell Homeostatic Cytokines and Their Potentials”
Host:  Dr. Antoni Ribas
05/07/2007 Michael Brenner, M.D.
Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
“Antigen Presentation by CD1:  How It Works”
Host: Dr. Ram Raj Singh
05/10/2007 Laura Timares, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Cell Biology and Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
“The Role of DC Apoptosis in Regulating Immune Responses”
Host:  Dr. Beth Jamieson
06/01/2007 Takashi Fujita, Ph.D.
Genetics and Molecular Biology Institute for Virus Research,
Kyoto University
Kyoto, Japan
“RIG-I Family RNA Helicases: Cytoplasmic Sensor for Antiviral Innate Immunity”
Host:  Dr. Genhong Cheng
06/11/2007 Magdalena Tary-Lehmann, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Pathology,
Case Western Reserve University,
Cleveland OH
“Effector CD8+ T cell responses in HIV”
Host:  Dr. Christel Uittenbogaart
06/18/2007 Paul Kincade, Ph.D.
Head, Immunobiology Program
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
“Replenishment of the Immune System in Health and Disease”
Host:  Dr. Ken Dorshkind
09/10/2007 Larry S. Schlesinger, M.D.
Samuel Saslaw Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, Ohio
“Insight into M. tuberculosis Adaptation to the Human Respiratory System”
Host:  Dr. Marcus Horwitz
10/01/2007 Jill Buyon, M.D.
Professor / Associate Director
Division of Rheumatology
NYU Medical Center
New York, NY
“Challenges of Studying Congenital Heart Block:  Linking Autoantibodies to Organ Injury”
Host:  Dr. Bevra Hahn
10/15/2007 Li Wu, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow and Laboratory Head
Immunology Division
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Melbourne, Australia
“Molecular Regulation of Development and Functional Specialization of Dendritic Cell Populations”
Host: Dr. Hong Wu
12/03/2007 Jeff Bluestone, Ph.D.
Director, UCSF Diabetes Center,
Director, Immune Tolerance Network
A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor
University of California, San Francisco
“Intrinsic and Extrinsic Control of Autoimmunity”
Host:  Dr. Jerzy W. Kupiec-Weglinski
Date Speaker Title

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

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