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CIIT Seminar Series 2020-2021

NOTICE: Seminars will be held via Webex until further notice and will normally occur on Fridays at 12 noon.

Physicians may claim Category 2 CME for attending this event.

Seminar Schedule

April 23, 2021

Presentation 12–1 p.m.; Q&A 1–1:30 p.m.

Inborn errors of immunity involving the CARD11-BCL10-MALT1 complex 

Andrew L. Snow, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

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May 21, 2021

Presentation 12–1 p.m.; Q&A 1–1:30 p.m.

Informing vaccine design by defining the rules of antibody responses

Facundo Batista, PhD
Associate Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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June 25, 2021

Presentation 2–3 p.m.; Q&A 3–3:30 p.m.

Plasma cell biology and population structure provides insights into immunity and autoimmunity

David Tarlinton, BSc(Hons), PhD
Professor and Head of Department of Immunology and Pathology
Monash University, Melborne, Victoria, Australia

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2021 Seminars

March 26, 2021

Luigi D. Notarangelo, MD
Immune Deficiency Genetics Section, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Bethesda, Maryland
View presentation: RAG Deficiency: New Insights Into Phenotypic Heterogeneity, Immune Dysregulation and Thymic Defects

February 26, 2021

Graça Almeida-Porada, MD, PhD
Professor of Regenerative Medicine; Director, Fetal Research and Therapy Program
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Hematology and Oncology; Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Presentation title: Prenatal Therapies for Hemophilia A (no video available)

January 22, 2021

Joshua Boyce, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics; Albert L. Sheffer Professor of Medicine in the Field of Allergic Disease
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Director, Jeff and Penny Vinik Center for Allergic Disease Research, Inflammation and Allergic Disease Research Section 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
View presentation: Functional regulation of mast cell development in human type 2 immunity (Video, 1:09:40)

2020 Seminars

June 26, 2020

Guest Speaker: Jesse Bloom, PhD
Associate Member, Basic Sciences Division 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle
View presentation: Antibodies to Sars-6V-2 and the potential for evolution in the trial RBD (Video, 1:09:23)

September 18, 2020

Guest speaker: Michiko Oyoshi, PhD, MSc 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Division of Immunology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston
View presentation: Maternal regulation of neonatal food tolerance (Video, 40:29)

December 18, 2020

Guest speaker: Qizhi Tang, PhD
Professor, Surgery, School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
View presentation: Antigen specific Treg therapy in organ transplantation and autoimmunity (Video, 1:09:23)

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