Education is core to our mission – which is why IMMCG regularly offers seminars for those interested in deepening their understanding of immunology.
Organized by IMMCG faculty member Marco Orecchioni, these external seminars are usually held Tuesdays at noon. They’re open to any and all, inside and outside the university.
Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held in the M. Bert Storey Research Building, conference room 1209.
Indumathi Manoharan, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgia Cancer Center
Thursday, December 21 at 12:00 p.m., CN 1209
Title: "REGULATION OF SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION ASSOCIATED ORGAN DYSFUNCTION BY THE WNT PATHWAY"
Kenneth S. Rosenthal, PhD
Professor of Immunology, Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership
Tuesday, December 5 at 12:00 p.m., CN 1209
Title: "MANIPULATION OF ANTIGEN SPECIFIC IMMUNITY WITH LEAPS VACCINES FOR ANTI-VIRAL, ANTI-CANCER AND ALSO ANTI-RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS THERAPY"
Anshu Agrawal, PhD
Professor in Residence School of Medicine University of California, Irvine
Thursday, November 30 at 12:00 p.m., CN 1209
Title: "IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION UNDERLYING AGING AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE"
Mohammad Oliaeimotlagh, MD, MSC
Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology Center of Georgia
Thursday, November 9 at 12:00 p.m., CN 1209
Title: "Thresholdr: An Automated Method For Thresholding Cite-SEQ-Based Antibody Expression Date For Immune Cell Type Identification"
Nicholas R.J. Gascoigne, PhD, FRSB
Professor, Immunology Translational Research Programme, Cancer Translational Research Programme, and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine National University of Singapore
Tuesday, October 31 at 12:00 p.m., CN 1209
Title: “Using Distinct CAR and TCR Signaling Cascades to Enhance Cellular Immunotherapy”
Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer Autoimmunity & Inflammation Center Infectious Disease & Vaccine Research Center La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Thursday, October 12 at 12:00 p.m., CN 1209
Title: “Subsets of Pathogenic T cells in Ulcerative Colitis”
Jane Buckner, MD
President, BRI Director, Translational Sample Core Benaroya Institute, Seattle, WA
Tuesday, October 10 at 12:00 p.m., CN 1209
Title: “T1D from GWAS to Treg Therapy”
Helen Goodridge, Ph.D.
Professor Biomedical Sciences Associate Director of Discovery Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Title: “Monocyte Heterogeneity and Origins”
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Ting Zhang, MD/Ph.D.
Tianjin Medical University Peking University
Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title: “Leukemia-induced Macrophage in Stem Cells Leukemia/Lymphoma”
Zhichao Fan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Immunology UConn Health
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title: “Roles of mitofusin-2 in Neutrophil Adhesion and Development”
Mohammad Yeashin Gazi, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow Georgia Cancer Center
Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title: “The Immunological Basis of the Antitumor Effect of a Novel RAS/b-catenin Dual Inhibitor”
Wei Zhang, PhD
Assistant Professor Vascular Biology Center
Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title: “New regulators of inflammation in the disordered vessel wall”
Gabriel Valentin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow Immunology Center of Georgia
Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title: “CXCR3 Expression in Myeloid Cells as a Predictive Biomarker for Immunotherapies.”
Wan-Tien (Austin) Chiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Project Scientist University of California San Diego
Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title: “Systems Immunology: Doubling the Power of Single Cell Data in Unraveling the Complex Immune System”
Sujan Shresta, Ph.D.
Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research
La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Thursday, June 13, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title: "Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Flavivirus-Dendritic Cell Interactions”
Jiliang Zhou, MD, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title:"Identification of master transcription factors for smooth muscle development and homeostasis”
Yan Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Klaus Ley Lab Augusta University
Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
Title: "FACS based-FRET monitor β2 integrin conformation spreading”
Ada Weinstock, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Department of Medicine, Section of Genetic Medicine, Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago
Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.
Title: "The effects of weight loss and regain on atherosclerosis”
Amir Khan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Klaus Ley Lab Immunology Center of Georgia
Title: "Single cell RNA sequencing reveals age effects on immune cell proportions and transcriptomes in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)”
Xuemei Xie, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Pathology
Title: "Exploring Neutrophil development and heterogeneity in homeostasis and infection through single cell transcriptomics”
Natalia Jaeger, MSc
Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology Department of Pathology & Immunology Washington University in Saint Louis, MO
Title: "Heterogeneity of human small intestine T cells and their abnormal distribution in Crohn’s disease”
Caryn L. Bird, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Candidate, Dr. Theodore Johnson Lab, Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance
Title: "Local complement-mediated signaling in response to a tumor antigen augments anti-tumor
T cell responses”
Arif Yurdagul Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Cardiovascular Center for
Diseases and Sciences, LSU Health Shreveport
Title: "Nutrient Sensing of Apoptotic Cell-Derived Cargo Drives Inflammation Resolution”
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Huidong Shi Lab, AU
Title: "Single-cell RNA-sequencing Analysis of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks and Metabolic Pathways in Genetically Modified Tumor-specific CD4+ T cells”
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Gang Zhou’s Lab, AU
Title: "Novel strategies to enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy – Sensitizing tumors and improving T cell function”
Dr. Shahad Iqneibi
Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunology Center of Georgia, Dr. Klaus Ley Lab at AU
Title: "Single cell transcriptomic changes of CD8T cells in male and female patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes"
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Dr. Huidong Shi
Dr. David Munn
Dr. Yukai He, MD, PhD
Heping Ma, MD
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Dr. Adil Rasheed