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 2019
Date Seminar
Aug. 26 Speaker: Michael Stadnisky, PhD
CEO, Phitonex, Inc.
Seminar Title: Syzygy Forces: Using Immune Cell Networks to Reverse Immune Suppression in Spaceflight and Melanoma
Host: Timothy Bullock
Sept. 13 Special BME/CIC Seminar
Speaker: Sai Reddy, PhD
ETH Zurich
Seminar Title: Encoding and decoding specificity in antibody repertoires by deep learning
Hosts: Thomas Barker and Victor Engelhard
Sept. 16 Vijay Rathinam, DVM, PhD
University of Conneticut
Seminar Title: Innate Immune Surveillance of the Cytosol: Pyroptosis and Beyond
Host: John Lukens
Sept. 23 Norbert Leitinger, PhD
University of Virginia
Seminar Title: Metabolic Adaption of Macrophages to Heme Detoxification
Host: Timothy Bullock
Sept. 30 Nichol Holodick, PhD
Western Michigan University
Seminar Title: Aging of B-1a Cell Derived Natural Antibodies
Host: Coleen McNamara
Oct. 14 Speaker: Irving Coy Allen, MBA, PhD
Virginia Tech
Seminar Title: Deploying Novel Tumor Ablation Strategies to Engage the Innate and Adaptive Immune Systems in the Fight Against Cancer
Host: Timothy Bullock
Oct. 28 Speaker: Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Seminar Title: Fueling T cells in inflammation and cancer
Host. Timothy Bullock
Nov. 4 Speaker: Tullia Bruno, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Seminar Title: Distinct B cell signatures and tertiary lymphoid structures are driven by two etiologies in head and neck cancer
Host: Victor Engelhard
Nov. 11 Speaker, Eric Long, PhD
NIHAID
Title: Contribution of NK cells to protection from malaria supported by in vitro assays and field studies
Host: Students
Nov. 18 Speaker: Eva Frickel, PhD
Francis Crick Institute
Seminar Title: Immune-mediated control of Toxoplasma in human cells
Host: Sarah Ewald
Dec. 2 Speaker: Hui Zong, PhD
Seminar Title: Cancer immunology at the unlikely place (brain) and time (premalignancy)
Host: Victor Engelhard
Dec. 9 Eric Huseby, PhD
University of Massachusetts
Seminar Title: Neonatal T cell development
Host: Ulrike Lorenz
Dec. 16 Speaker: Prajwal Gurung, PhD
University of Iowa
Seminar Title: RIPK2 in health and disease
Host: John Lukens

CIC Seminar Series — Spring 2020
Date Seminar
Jan. 13 Speaker: Michael Abt, MD
Seminar Title: Immune-Microbiome Interactions Modulate Clostridium difficile Pathogenesis
Host: Students
Jan. 27 Speaker: Leonid Margolis, PhD
NICHD
Seminar Title: tbd
Host: Rebecca Pompano
Feb. 3 Speaker: Christopher Hunter, BSc, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Seminar Title:Tracking host-pathogen interactions for Toxoplasma and Cryptosporidium
Host: William Petri
Feb. 10 Ku-Lung (Ken) Hsu, PhD
University of Virginia
Seminar Title: TBD
Host: Victor Engelhard
Feb. 17 Speaker: Joseph Craft, MD
Yale University
Seminar Title: tbd
Host: Shu Man Fu
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Mar. 2 Speaker: Michael Bassik, PhD
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Hosts: Drs. Ravichandran and Arandjelovic
Mar. 9 Carter Lecture – David Raulet, PhD
Mar. 16 Speaker: Douglas Golenbock, MD
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Host: John Lukens
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Apr. 6 Carter Symposium –
Ion Channels Pores and Transporters in Immunology and Tissue Homeostasis
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Apr. 20 Speaker: Leonid Pobenzinsky, PhD
Seminar Title: tbd
Host: Ulrike Lorenz
Apr. 27 Speaker: Maziar Divangahi, PhD
McGill University
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Host: Students
May 4 Speaker: Michael Elliott, PhD
Seminar Title: TBD
Host: Victor Engelhard