The Immunology Center of Georgia welcomes all campus faculty, researchers and staff to two kinds of conversations, organized by IMMCG scientists Kunzhe Dong, PhD, and Peipei Zhu, PhD.

  • Research in Progress is a presentation and discussion about what’s new and what’s next in immunology research.
  • Journal Club showcases recent groundbreaking immunology papers, presented by a member of the IMMCG team.

These series alternate each week at noon Thursdays in the Georgia Cancer Center's M. Bert Storey Research Building on the first-floor Knox Foundation Community Room, CN1209. These events are exclusively for students, faculty and staff in the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University and Wellstar MCG Health.

 

Events

Layne Benson

Layne Benson

Graduate Student Immunology Center of Georgia


February 29, 2024

Noon, Thursday, February 29, CN 1209

Title: "SLAN+ MONOCYTES KILL CANCER CELLS COATED
IN THERAPEUTIC ANTIBODY BY TROGOPTOSIS”

Flyer

Megh Mehta

Megh Mehta

Graduate Student Immunology Center of Georgia Medical College of Georgia


February 15, 2024

Noon, Thursday, February 15, CN 1209

Title: "TALIN AND KINDLIN USE INTEGRIN TAIL ALLOSTERY
AND DIRECT BINDING TO ACTIVATE INTEGRINS"

 

Flyer 

Natalia Jaeger, PhD

Natalia Jaeger, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow Immunology Center of Georgia Medical College of Georgia


February 1, 2024

Noon, Thursday, February 1, CN 1209

Title: "MACROPHAGE AND NEUTROPHIL HETEROGENEITY
AT SINGLE-CELL SPATIAL RESOLUTION IN HUMAN
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE"

Flyer

GA Cancer Center

Peter Biggs, PhD

Graduate Research Assistant Augusta University


January 18, 2024

Noon, Thursday, January 18, CN 1209

Title:  "NAD+ REGULATES NUCLEOTIDE METABOLISM
AND GENOMIC DNA REPLICATION"

Flyer

Kunal Kumar, PhD

Kunal Kumar, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Georgia


January 11, 2024

Noon, Thursday, January 11, CN 1209

Title:  "UFL1 REGULATES T CELLS EXHAUSTION"

Flyer

Amir Khan, PhD

Amir Khan, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Cancer Center


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CN 1209

Title:“RIMODAL SINGLE-CELL PROFILING REVEALS A NOVEL PEDIATRIC CD8αα+ T CELL SUBSET AND BROAD AGE-RELATED MOLECULAR REPROGRAMMING ACROSS THE T CELL COMPARTMENT”

Flyer

Mohammad Yaeshin Gazi, PhD

Mohammad Yeashin Gazi, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Cancer Center


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CN 1209

Title: “Vaccine-boosted Car T Crosstalk With Host Immunity To Reject Tumors With Antigen Heterogeneity”

Flyer

Francis Anazodo, BPharm

Francis  Anazodo, BPharm

Graduate Student, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical College of Georgia


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CN 1209

Title: “Regulation of the Terminal Maturation Of iNKT Cells By Mediator Complex Subunit 23”

Flyer

Kunal Kumar, PhD

Kunal Kumar, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Nagendra Singh Lab Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Augusta University


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CN 1209

Title: “MYB Orchestrates T Cell Exhaustion And Response to Checkpoint Inhibition”

Flyer

Ogacheko Okoko

Ogacheko Okoko  

Ph.D. Candidate Immunology Center of Georgia
 


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CN 1209

Title: “Epitope Base Editing CD45 in Hematopoietic Cells enables Universal Blood Cancer Immune Therapy”

 

Flyer     Research

Sunil Kumar, PhD

Sunil Kumar, Ph.D.  

Postdoctoral Fellow  MCG-Immunology Center of GA


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CL 1101

Title: “TCF-1 regulates HIV-Specific CD8+ T cell Expansion Capacity”

Layne Benson, BS

Layne Benson, BS

Graduate Student Immunology Center of Georgia


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CN 1209

Title: "Single-cell RNA-sequencing identifies anti-cancer immune phenotypes in the early lung metastatic niche during breast cancer.

Dr. Yang Wang

Yan Wang, Ph.D.  

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Klaus Ley Lab Immunology Center of Georgia Augusta University


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Title: "Flow cytometry based-FRET: basics, novel developments and future perspectives

QingKang Lyu, PhD

QingKang Lyu, Ph.D.  

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Klaus Ley Lab Immunology Center of Georgia Augusta University
 


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Title: "Talin variant P229S compromises integrin activation and associates with multifaceted clinical symptoms

Kunal Kumar, PhD

Kunal Kumar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Nagendra Singh Lab Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Augusta University


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Title: "Deletion of SNX9 alleviates CD8 T cell exhaustion for effective cellular cancer immunotherapy”

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Sunil Kumar, PhD

Sunil Kumar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow Immunology Center of Georgia Dr. Klaus Ley Lab, AU
 


Journal Club Gathering

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Title: "A critical role for TCF-1 in T-lineage specification and differentiation”

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