CIC Seminar Series

The CIC Seminar Series is a cornerstone and vital conduit of the UVA Immunology community. It is dedicated to enhancing education, knowledge and research on the immune system, by inviting local, national and international experts and leaders in the field to visit and speak at UVA. It gives faculty, research associates and students the opportunity to meet and network, and it provides a forum to present and discuss cutting-edge discoveries in immunology. The CIC Seminar Series also cultivates innovative research opportunities by developing and extending interaction and collaboration, both within and beyond UVA. So, whether you are passionate for biochemistry, biomedical engineering, cell or systems biology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, or something in between, the CIC Seminar Series has something for everyone! The seminars are from 4:00p to 5:00p and are held in Pinn Hall room 1-17. We look forward to seeing you there!


CIC Seminar Series — Fall 2017
Sept. 11 Ziaur Rahman, MD, PhD
Pennsylvania State University
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of the dysregulated germinal center
response to mouse models of SLE
Host: Loren Erickson
Sept. 18 Sing Sing Way, MD, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Seminar Title: Immune pathogenesis of prenatal infection
Host: Ken Tung
Sept. 25 Joseph Craft, MD
Yale University
Seminar Title: Follicular Helper T Cells and Generation of
Productive B Cell Responses
Host: Tim Bender
Oct. 23 Sasha Krupnick, MD
University of Virginia
Seminar Title: Targeted Cytokine Delivery as an Improved Method of Immunotherapy
Host: Thomas Braciale
Oct. 30 Daved Fremont, PhD
Washington University
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of Viral Immune Evasion
Host: Sasha Krupnick
Nov. 06 Evan Lind, PhD
Oregon Health Sciences University
Seminar Title: The Immune Microenvironment in Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Host: Loren Erickson
Nov. 13 Lawrence Lum, MD, DSC
University of Virginia
Seminar Title: In Situ Immunization with Bispecific Antibody Armed T-Cells (BATS) Vaccinates Patients Against Solid and Liquid Tumors
Host: Mike Brown
Nov. 20 James Carlyle, PhD
University of Toronto
Seminar title: Quest for prototypical NL1.1 (NKR-P1) ligands: A 40-year journey
Host: Mike Brown
Dec. 04 John Luckey, PhD
University of Virginia
Seminar title: Cytokine control of memory T cells and red blood cell alloimmunization
Host: Mike Brown
Dec. 11 Tania Watts, PhD
University of Toronto
Seminar Title: A post-priming checkpoint “signal 4” for T cell accumulation
Host: Mike brown


     CIC Seminar Series — Spring 2018
Jan. 22 Barbara Vilen, PhD
University of North Carolina
Seminar Title: Dying cells. lysosome dysfunction, and lupus
Host: Loren Erickson
Jan. 29 Sunny Shin, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title: Innate immune defense against intracellular bacterial pathogens
Host: Sarah Ewald
Feb. 12 Stephen Anderson, PhD
National Cancer Institute
Seminar Title: Tuning of the human NK cell activity by single nucleotide polymorphisms in the KIR and HLA genes
Host: Mike Brown
Mar. 05 Stephen Waggoner, PhD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Host: Young Hahn
Mar. 12 Elizabeth Jacobsen, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Seminar Title: Recent Advances and Developments in Eosinophil Biology
Host: Sasha Krupnick
Mar. 19 tba
Mar. 26 Arash Grakoui, PhD.
Host: Young Hahn
Apr. 02 tba
Apr. 09 Hongbo Chi, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
Host: Ulrike Lorenz
Apr. 16 Joseph Sun, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering
Host: Students
Apr. 23 Lee, Daniel W. (Trey), MD
Host: Mike Brown
Apr. 30 Carter Symposium
May 14 Andrew Kau, MD, PhD
Washington University
Host: Students