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.

Spring 2023

Xuemei Xie, MD/PhD

Xuemei Xie, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Pathology

Upcoming External Seminar

Title: "Exploring Neutrophil development and heterogeneity in homeostasis and infection through single cell transcriptomics”

Natalia Jaeger, MSc

Natalia Jaeger, MSc

Ph.D. Candidate in Immunology Department of Pathology & Immunology Washington University in Saint Louis, MO

Next External Seminar

March 21

Title: "Heterogeneity of human small intestine T cells and their abnormal distribution in Crohn’s disease”

Seminar Flyer

Caryn L. Bird, PhD

Caryn L. Bird, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Candidate, Dr. Theodore Johnson Lab, Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance Program, AU

March 14

Title: "Local complement-mediated signaling in response to a tumor antigen augments anti-tumor T cell responses”

Seminar Flyer

Arif Yurdagul, PhD

Arif Yurdagul Jr., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Cardiovascular Center for Diseases and Sciences, LSU Health Shreveport

March 7

Title: "Nutrient Sensing of Apoptotic Cell-Derived Cargo Drives Inflammation Resolution”

Seminar Flyer

Mercy Kihinde-Ige

Mercy Kihinde-Ige

Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Huidong Shi Lab, AU

March 2

Title: "Single-cell RNA-sequencing Analysis of Transcriptional Regulatory Networks and Metabolic Pathways in Genetically Modified Tumor-specific CD4+ T cells”

Seminar Flyer

Ogacheko Okoko

Ogacheko Okoko

Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Gang Zhou’s Lab, AU

February 16

Title: "Novel strategies to enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy – Sensitizing tumors and improving T cell function”

Seminar Flyer

Shahad Iqneibi, PhD

Dr. Shahad Iqneibi

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

February 2

Title: "Single cell transcriptomic changes of CD8T cells in male and female patients with coronary artery disease and diabetes"

Seminar Flyer


Fall 2022

December 27


December 6

Dr. Huidong Shi
Immunology Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Title: "Single-Cell Transcriptomic Analysis of Retinal Microglia Heterogeneity: from Metabolic Profiles to Lineage Topology"

November 29

Dr. David Munn
Immunology Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Title: “Tracking T cell reactivation during immunotherapy”

November 22

Dr. Yukai He, MD, PhD
Immunology Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Title: The affinity of antigen binding domain on CAR-T’s efficacy: Moderate may be better

November 15

Heping Ma, MD
Title: Introduce an imaging modality new at AU, multiphoton and confocal intravital microscopy

October 11

Dr. Gang Zhou
Immunology Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Title: "The identity of the immunosuppressive myeloid cells emerging during chemotherapy-induced myelopoiesis"

October 4

Dr. Adil Rasheed
Title: MLKL (Mixed Lineage Kinase Domain-Like Protein): An Immunometabolic Nexus of Cardiovascular Disease