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CIIT Seminar Series 2023-2024

  • Location: McKinstry Auditorium, 1st Floor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute: Building Cure, 1920 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98101. (Seminars are also streamed via WebEx.)
  • Day: Fridays
  • Time: Presentations from 12 to 12:45 p.m. and Q&A from 12:45 to 1 p.m.
  • Physicians may claim Category 2 CME for attending this event.

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September 15, 2023

Justin Eyquem, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, UCSF-Gladstone Institute for Genomic Immunology, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Presentation: Synthetic Immunology and Genome Editing to Advance T Cell Therapies (Video, 58:16)

November 17, 2023

Gay Crooks, MD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Immunology, Infection, Inflammation and Transplantation (I3T) program, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Presentation: Guiding T cell differentiation from pluripotent stem cells for immune therapy (no video available)

December 1, 2023

Scott Boyd, MD, PhD
Stanford Professor of Food Allergy and Immunology, and Professor of Pathology, Stanford University
Presentation: Analysis of virus-specific B cell memory with multiplexed antigen panels and machine learning (no video available)

December 15, 2023

Jason Cyster, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair, Microbiology and Immunology, Howard Hughes Investigator, University of California, San Francisco
Presentation: Deciphering the Guidance Cue Code for B Cell Immunity (Video, 1:02:47)

January 19, 2024

Nicholas Vitanza, MD
Principal Investigator, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research; Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Brain Tumor Program, Seattle Children’s
Presentation: Single to Multi-Antigen Targeting CAR T Cells Against Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (no video available)

February 16, 2024

Claire Booth, MB BS, MSc, PhD, FRCPCH
Professor of Gene Therapy and Pediatric Immunology Infection, Immunity & Inflammation Department, University College London, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Presentation: Evolution of gene therapies for inborn errors of immunity (Video, 1:07:58)

March 15, 2024

Jacob Appelbaum, MD, PhD
Acting Instructor, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Seattle Children’s Therapeutics
PresentationAdults learning from children: developing cellular therapy for AML (Video, 1:10:16)

    April 19, 2024

    Evan Newell, PhD
    Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch Cancer Center
    Presentation: Profiling tumor-specific T cell responses for cancer biomarker discovery (Video, 1:00:55)

    May 17, 2024

    Jennifer Lund, PhD
    Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutch Cancer Center
    Professor, Department of Global Health; Director, Interdisciplinary Pathobiology Program, University of Washington
    Presentation: Regulation of mucosal tissue immunity in the context of virus infection (no video available)

    June 14, 2024

    Does cell state matter in cancer?

    Alex Shalek, PhD
    Principal Investigator, J. W. Kieckhefer Professor, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science and Department of Chemistry; Extramural Member of The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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